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Pharmacy Team Revalidation And The GPhC

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is the independent regulator for pharmacies, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians across Great Britain. They set standards for pharmacy professionals, registered pharmacies as well as the initial education and training for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. All pharmacy professionals play a vital role in delivering quality healthcare services while helping people maintain… Read more »

What You Need To Know About Dementia

Dementia affects nearly 50 million people globally where a new case occurs somewhere in the world every 3 seconds. Dementia is not only associated with the elderly as it can also affect people under the age of 65 known as young onset dementia. While there is no cure available yet for most types of dementia,… Read more »

Vitamins, Minerals And A Healthy Diet

Every day we make conscious decisions about what to eat and drink but it’s not always easy to follow a healthy diet. While some foods are better than others, not all of them contain the necessary vitamins and minerals. Considering the many roles that vitamins and minerals play in our bodies, we cannot ignore their… Read more »

CBD Oils For Treating Medical Conditions

The use of CBD Oils as a medical treatment is gaining momentum in the health and wellness industry. There have already been significant breakthroughs from scientific studies confirming that it may help treat various ailments. Fact is, marijuana has been used as a pain treatment dating as far back as 2900 B.C. More recent studies… Read more »

Modernising Community Pharmacy For The Future

We don’t have to tell you that a community pharmacy is a vital lifeline for many people. Especially when you consider that 1.6 million people visit a community pharmacy every day in England. For many, pharmacies are more than just a place to get medicine as people also rely on them for medical advice before… Read more »

Safeguarding Children And Vulnerable Adults

Safeguarding in the UK is a term that denotes measures to protect the health, well-being and human rights of individuals. This allows especially children, young people and vulnerable adults to live free from abuse, harm and neglect. Adult safeguarding is defined under the Care Act 2014 which was the most significant change in social law… Read more »

Community Pharmacy In Crisis

Community Pharmacy (CP) is a profession that is going through an extremely tough time. Community Pharmacies offer a huge number of invaluable services but unfortunately not everyone seems to recognise it at the moment. In December 2016, there were major changes to the pharmacy funding model which continued in 2018 and into 2019. The Government… Read more »

VirtualOutcomes Gets C+D Awards Nod

Having celebrated excellence since 2007, the C+D Awards remain the most prestigious accolade in community pharmacies. VirtualOutcomes is honoured to be on the shortlist in this year’s C+D Awards in the online initiative of the year category. Chemist and Druggist (C+D) have been in the business of informing, supporting and championing community pharmacies since 1859…. Read more »

How To Recognise Stroke Symptoms

Amongst several other serious medical conditions, strokes are the 4th largest killer in the UK. In fact, someone suffers from a stroke every five minutes and it can happen to anyone of any age, gender or race. In simple terms, one can think of strokes as a ‘brain attack’. The reality is that while there are… Read more »

Opticians And Their Role In Public Health

In recent weeks we’ve spoken at length about the importance of public health campaigns focusing on cancer, obesity, asthma and dental care and opticians can also play a vital role. While the NHS talks about people living longer, healthier and more independent lives, sight issues will come into the equation. There is an urgent need… Read more »