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Hub and spoke debate rolls on

Opinion in the sector remains deeply divided on hub and spoke, with Numark and the NPA having opposing views

HIV and women: Losing the cloak of invisibility

A new report investigates why women are overlooked when it comes to HIV and says the issue needs addressing urgently

Fitness & wellbeing: An uphill struggle

The population is refusing to become more active. How can pharmacy help spread the message that fitness is not a fad?

Contractors hit hard by latest Cat M reductions

Category M reimbursement prices have taken yet another significant hit, PSNC reveals

Update: Statins may increase diabetes risk

Statins may increase the risk of developing diabetes, cautions a study in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety

Allergy alert!

As the prime pollen season begins, you can expect an influx of enquiries about allergic conditions and how to recognise, treat and prevent them.

PSNC chief executive replacement announced

A new chief executive, Simon Dukes, will take over at PSNC from May

Arresting developments

Cardiac arrest can prove fatal in minutes without treatment, yet awareness of how to use public access defibrillators remains low.

Perspective: Better contraception access

In today’s world the pill should be a Pharmacy medicine, as community pharmacists can safely and conveniently prescribe, supply and monitor

Meet your 2018/19 Exec

June saw the new executive being ushered in, it is thus pertinent to introduce you to the faces of those who will be representing you and the other dozen of Pharmacy students over the next year. 

Reacting to allergy

In a survey earlier this year GPs said that up to 90 per cent of their appointments with summer pollen sufferers were unnecessary and could be dealt with in the local pharmacy. They are absolutely right.

Ear care: A guide for pharmacy teams

How can pharmacy teams help customers manage hearing loss and other ear conditions?

Understanding epilepsy

Over 85 people are diagnosed with epilepsy every day in the UK, pharmacy teams should be aware of this condition.

Banish the booze

Some 4.2 million people are projected to ditch the booze for Dry January in 2019 to save money and to improve their health.

Late-onset asthma linked to cardiovascular disease

People with asthma that emerges in adulthood may be at greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease

CPPE: ACPT programme extended

The ACPT programme is now open for applications from pharmacy technicians across England until September 2018

GPhC approves guidance on religion, personal values & beliefs

The GPhC has issued guidance on situations where religion, personal values and beliefs might impact on willingness to provide certain services

Women's health: Fake news or actual fact?

Separating fact from fiction when it comes to women’s health – what pharmacists can do to help

Pharmacists help to cut opioid-related deaths

Data suggests pharmacists in Scotland’s National Naloxone Programme are reducing opioid-related deaths

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?

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