Category: Community Pharmacy

Vaccines: What You Need To Know

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Vaccines have been around long enough now to validate their undeniable benefits to the world’s population. Vaccination remains one of the most effective ways to prevent and protect against more than 25 debilitating diseases. These include measles, polio, mumps, hepatitis A and B, rubella, diphtheria, meningitis, influenza and cervical cancer among others. Understanding vaccines comes… Read more »

Covid 19 Business Resilience Training

  The coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting nearly 200 countries and territories around the world. It is not something anyone should take lightly and now that better measures are in place, perhaps we will see a downward curve before long. This can only happen if we all work together and follow the guidelines as laid out… Read more »

What Is A Mandatory Clinical Audit?

Previously known as a medical audit, the name changed to clinical audit in the early 1990s. It involves reviewing the delivery of healthcare practices to ensure patients receive the best possible care. Put simply, a clinical audit is a way to find out whether healthcare services are being provided in accordance with certain standards. It… Read more »

GPhC Education Requirements for Pharmacy Teams

Pharmacy teams are experts in medicines, their uses and dosages while also providing patients with essential health advice on various issues. These can range from sexual health and quitting smoking to living a healthier life. The knowledge they possess of medicines and their effects on the human body is vital for successfully managing every type… Read more »

Dry January And The Effects Of Alcohol

With 2020 in full swing and everyone having consumed all the eggnog and bubbly they can stomach, it’s time for a Dry January. In essence, it’s a booze-free month which helps people reset their drinking clock every year. Whether you are abstaining from alcohol as a New Year resolution or not, doing so can have… Read more »

Primary Care Networks: Everything You Need To Know

The NHS Long term plan was published in January 2019 and included the formation of Primary Care Networks (PCN’s). This is  GP Practices joining together and forming primary care networks. Such groups of neighbouring practices will typically consist of 30,000 to 50,000 people. Since July 1st there are already 1,259 PCNs covering all the patients… Read more »

NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service

  With the five-year community pharmacy funding deal being announced, a new NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) will be implemented on October 2019. This advanced service will connect patients suffering from minor illness with a community pharmacist as their first point of contact. The NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS), previously called the Digital… Read more »

New Community Pharmacy Funding Deal

The five-year community pharmacy funding deal has been announced with a greater focus on services. While there has been some mixed feelings surrounding the new community pharmacy funding deal, pharmacy bodies seem generally pleased.   Some has raised the issue that flat funding will limit the ability of the community pharmacy sector to invest and… Read more »

The Importance Of Becoming An Antibiotic Guardian

Community pharmacies in England will run a mandatory public health campaign in September focusing on antimicrobial resistance. It also touches on not expecting antibiotics for everything and that patients must always complete the course. Being an Antibiotic Guardian can help prevent or minimise the real issues surrounding antibiotic resistance. Fact is, we are seeing dangerous… 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 »