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Health Living Pharmacy – The Journey

Mike Holden FRPharmS described the Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) concept and it's future

Oriel - the new pre-registration recruitment platform

A new centralised recruitment and selection process for pre-registration pharmacist posts in England and Wales will be introduced from summer 2017. The new application process will utilise the Oriel IT system and is a direct replacement for the Pharmalife application process. The Oriel IT system is already used to support the recruitment of both dentists and doctors. It is expected that all hospital and the majority of community pre-registration pharmacist posts across England and Wales will be recruited to via this process.

Wanted: pharmacy diabetes clinical champions

Pharmacists specialising in diabetes are being urged to become ‘clinical champions’ to help improve care

Getting to grips with the Quality Payments scheme

What is the new Quality Payments scheme and how do you secure the available funding? All the answers here

People with dementia need more support with their meds

People with dementia are struggling to manage their medication, exposing them to side-effects, errors and non-adherence

Get pricing right in pharmacy retail

Why is it that most customers in pharmacy leave without an additional purchase? 

Next four months will be "very difficult" warns Sharpe

Sue Sharpe says funding for contractors over the coming months will be “very, very difficult” before improving slightly

NICE endorses new Falls Risk Assessment Toolkit

The free to download toolkit helps healthcare professionals identify patients who may be at risk of falls and potential hospitalisation

Strengthen pharmacy's political voice

It's time to get involved in local politics, says independent pharmacist Graham Phillips

FMD will go ahead in UK community pharmacies

A range of unanswered questions need to be resolved about FMD in community pharmacy

Technicians in community keen to expand role

Community pharmacy technicians are keen to expand their role but are dissatisfied due to a lack of opportunities

LloydsPharmacy 1st/2nd Year Summer Placements Now Available!

Applications for 1st and 2nd year summer placements with LloydsPharmacy are now open until 4:30pm on the 28th February 2017. Apply now!

Becoming an Independent Prescriber

Hala Jawad talks to the BPSA about her journey towards becoming an independent prescriber

Being a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber

 Johnathan Laird talks to the BPSA about the implications of being an independent prescriber

Work with us, pharmacy minister tells conference

Community pharmacy and the DH should be working together, says David Mowatt

Division weakens pharmacy message says ex-minister

Divisions in community pharmacy leadership weakens the pharmacy message, the Sigma confefence has heard

Strachan hammers DH over “misguided” reforms

The Government’s pharmacy reforms are misguided and show a basic lack of understanding, says NPA chairman

Pharmacy technician role needs clarification

Education and training standards for pharmacy technicians need revising and their role, especially in the community, needs clarification, according to Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy

Milestone for SCR

The SCR hit a milestone 100,000 views in a single week, according to data released by NHS Digital on 3 February.

‘Fear of finding out’ delays access to healthcare

Almost a third of people who consciously avoid seeking medical advice do so because of the ‘fear of finding out’ something they don’t want to hear.

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