Tag: community pharmacy

Covid 19 Business Resilience Training

COVID-19

  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 »

Spotting The Signs Of Meningitis

Meningitis is a rare, but serious illness that affects the membranes, also known as meninges, which cover the brain and spinal cord. You or your children can be infected as it can spread from person to person. Those most at risk are babies, elderly people and anyone with a compromised immune system. It’s not easy… 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 »

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 »

Accredited Health Champion Training from VirtualOutcomes

The healthcare industry plays an important role within the community and is essential for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of patients. Community pharmacies are now either registered as a Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) or working towards becoming one through Health Champion Training as from April 2020 this forms an essential part of the new 5 year… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »