Practice

The AIS – are you ready?

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

NPA viewpoint: What patients want from pharmacy

Having attended patient events recently, it has been interesting to be reminded of what matters most to patients, says the NPA.

Are we ready for change?

We’ve been reading about changes to pharmacy for a considerable length of time now, but the question remains as to how we deal with them, says Joanne Taylor.

Innovation in practice

Pharmacy technician Julia Hulland-Vernon is helping pharmacies bridge the gap when patients are admitted or discharged from hospital.

NPA viewpoint: Travel health

Many customers will need advice to stay healthy while on holiday, and pharmacy is the perfect place to seek it, says the NPA.

Natural calling

After years of working in different jobs, Jayne Fitch found her natural calling helping customers and new staff in her local pharmacy.  

NPA viewpoint: support for self care and signposting

The NPA has launched new resources to help pharmacy teams provide support for self care and signposting.

Rising to the challenge

After nearly 10 years as a medicines counter assistant, Joanne Macpherson is continuing to rise to new challenges.

Cut to the future

With the pharmacy cuts going ahead, what does the future of community pharmacy look like?

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.

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