Supporting staff-led services

With community pharmacies under increasing pressure to offer more services, Leanne Beverley considers the crucial role of support staff.

Utilising pharmacy technicians

With more focus being put on the role of the pharmacy technician, Tess Fenn looks at how the profession can be best utilised to improve patient care.

GPhC revalidation explained

As the GPhC launches its consultation on revalidation, Tess Fenn looks at how the proposed changes will affect every registered pharmacy technician

Awards season is upon us…

Winning an award is a fantastic achievement, and it can also send your career in unexpected directions, as Leanne Beverley discovered.

Be media savvy

It’s important for pharmacy teams to get their voices heard and share their knowledge and experience both locally and nationally, says NPA’s head of communications Stephen Fishwick.

Pharmacy and social media

With social media becoming an ever-increasing part of life, Leanne Beverley considers the benefits and pitfalls of this modern medium.

Health hubs

There’s an opportunity for pharmacies to become public health and wellbeing centres, says Sue Hobdey, NPA head of learning and development.

Professional practice

Tess Fenn explains how APTUK gives pharmacy technicians the opportunity to network, keep abreast of changes and further their career

The Quality Payments Scheme

With Quality Payments on everyone’s minds, Leanne Beverley considers the importance of pharmacies and staff embracing the scheme.

Becoming a Dementia Friend

Joanne Taylor explores how becoming a Dementia Friend can help both your pharmacy and your community.

Adapting to change in the workplace

Joanne Taylor opens up about starting her new job and the difficulties involved in accepting change.

Community pharmacy in 2016 and beyond

The cuts to funding will have a direct impact on pharmacies. Joanne Taylor explores what needs to be done to ensure survival.

NPA Viewpoint: stand proud

In these uncertain times, NPA chairman Ian Strachan has this message for pharmacy teams.

Flu vaccinations: teamwork is key

This year’s national flu vaccination service is well underway. Joanne Taylor explores how the whole team can help make it a success.

CPD: how do you do yours?

Keeping a CPD record is mandatory for all pharmacy professionals. Joanne Taylor explores how best to manage it.

NPA viewpoint: boosting clinical knowledge

Keeping clinical knowledge up to date is important in ensuring the safest and highest quality service to patients, says the NPA.

Reporting concerns and whistleblowing

Pharmacy professionals have an obligation to whistleblow about potential wrongdoing or malpractice but where do technicians fit into this?

Here comes the summary care record

The rollout of the summary care record in England is well under way but what does this means for community pharmacy?

NPA viewpoint: holiday health

Knowing what to do if illness strikes whilst on holiday should be top priority for travellers, says the NPA.

The AIS – are you ready?

The Accessible Information Standard has come into force in England. Joanne Taylor looks at what this means for pharmacy
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