Frontline leaders

Leadership training is not just for pharmacists, pharmacy staff are equally able to develop the relevant qualities and skills.

Making a difference

Pharmacy technician Pippa Scrimshaw has been talking to patients in their own homes about their medicines for over 12 years.

How will the funding cuts affect you?

As money is squeezed tighter, Joanne Taylor asks what the funding cuts mean for the pharmacy technician workforce.

NPA viewpoint: Your pharmacy needs you!

As the financial year comes to an end, it’s an important time to reflect on your pharmacy’s service performance.

Pharmacy cuts: uncertain times

The funding cuts are still causing shockwaves throughout pharmacy. What could they mean for pharmacy staff?

NPA viewpoint: Zika virus disease

With the Zika virus disease an increasing concern this year, the NPA has the information to reassure customers.

Leaps and bounds

Elle Cobbett is enjoying every minute of her apprenticeship at Day Lewis and can’t wait to qualify as a pharmacy technician.

Emergency first aid at work

Attending a first aid course can be daunting, but it’s incredibly rewarding and you could save someone’s life, says Joanne Taylor.

Pharmacy funding cuts: explained

Pharmacy teams may well have heard the news that pharmacy funding has been cut in England. But what has happened and why?

There's no place like home

For Jennifer Moran, six months into her new role, the customers and team at Harrison Healthcare already feel like family.

New Year: new reflections

The New Year provides a time to reflect on both the year gone by and the opportunities ahead, says Joanne Taylor.

Time for community pharmacy to talk

Joanne Taylor explains why community pharmacy technicians should engage with the new ‘sounding board’ for APTUK.

Still going strong

After 34 years, Barbara Wiseman can honestly say that she has never been more excited to work in community pharmacy.

NPA viewpoint: drink responsibly

Excessive consumption of alcohol over Christmas and New Year can create problems, but pharmacy can step in to help.

Making a positive difference

Any pharmacy service should make a positive difference to the patient, says Joanne Taylor.

Here, there and everywhere

Alexis Bayley has three different public facing roles in her community, with three different opportunities to help people.

NPA viewpoint: training is key

Having up-to-date knowledge of conditions and treatments is an essential part of a medicines counter assistant’s role.

Community spirit

Ask Your Pharmacist Week is putting local health priorities front and centre and embracing community pharmacy.

The inspector is coming!

A recent letter from the GPhC inspectors got Joanne Taylor reminiscing about inspection days gone by.

NPA viewpoint: a message from the chairman

NPA chairman Ian Strachan has a positive message for community pharmacy teams.
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