People & Business

Making the grade with NPA

Five pharmacy technicians have been presented with certificates after passing the newly accredited National Pharmacy Association Accuracy in Dispensing (AID) course.

Pharmacy team guidance letter from GPhC

The GPhC has written to organisations representing community pharmacy owners to ask for feedback on the steps their members have taken to implement new guidance to ensure a safe and effective pharmacy team.

Global pharmacy workforce to grow 40% by 2030

The global pharmacy workforce continues to grow and on current trends will be 40 per cent larger in 2030 than in 2016, a new report from the International Pharmaceutical Federation predicts

Government warns pharmacies must not stockpile medicines

Guidance from the health secretary that healthcare organisations such as community pharmacies should not stockpile medicines over concerns of a no deal Brexit has been welcomed by HDA UK

Superdrug receives threat over customer data

Superdrug.com has advised online customers to change their online passwords as a security precaution after hackers claimed to have accessed customer information

Well Pharmacy spends £3.5m on estate revamp

The Well Pharmacy estate is to benefit from £3.54m in investment over the next financial year, with the company saying its pharmacies “need to be developed” to cope with rising prescription volumes

First Pharmacist Travel Health Conference to take place

The first Pharmacist Travel Health Conference is to take place in London on 3-4 November, organised by Voyager Medical in collaboration with UCL and others

£1.5m digital pharmacy opens in Liverpool

Now Healthcare Group, which is behind the ‘Now Patient’ app, says the service will be particularly helpful to those who “have suffered through recent community pharmacy cuts”

Superdrug sells HIV test kit giving results in 15 minutes

Superdrug is to sell an HIV testing kit, allowing customers to self-test at home using a finger-prick blood sample and see a result in 15 minutes

Rowlands Pharmacy and NSPCC relaunch partnership

Rowlands Pharmacy and the NSPCC are relaunching their relationship to focus on preventing child neglect in local communities by providing helpful advice and support to parents when they need it most.

NHS birthday prompts celebration of pharmacy

As the NHS celebrated its 70th birthday, president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Ash Soni championed the work of pharmacists and their teams and how this has evolved over the years

Numark broaden services support

Numark has developed a structured service programme running throughout the year to help its members gain the maximum benefit from their services and boost income.

RoE finalists 2018

Pharmacy support staff from across the UK were celebrated at the RoE Awards on 20 June as the pharmacy sector joined together to recognise and reward the very best in community pharmacy.

NPA chief executive takes up post

Mark Lyonette has begun his role as the new chief executive of the National Pharmacy Association

Exclude medical single-use plastics from tax?

Medicine-related single-use plastic items should be exempt from a future plastic tax, argues CCA

Making moves on meningitis

Staff at Bedminster pharmacy in Bristol showed their support for World Meningitis Day (24 April) by turning their pharmacy orange with information and resources from the meningitis charity Meningitis Now.

Celesio UK appoints new chief executive

Toby Anderson takes up post at Celesio UK in autumn 2018, joining from AS Watson

Patients have their say to NPA

National Pharmacy Association (NPA) staff and members have met with patient groups in Westminster to agree broad principles of access to medicines, medicines advice and primary care.

NPA board elections make history

Reena Barai has been elected to the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) board for Area 7, Home Counties South and is believed to be the first Asian female pharmacy owner ever elected.

Lloyds ‘Pharmacy of the Year’ announced

The Southmead branch of LloydsPharmacy in Bristol has been named 'Pharmacy of the Year’ at the company's annual awards.
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