Running your business

Is it tougher being a pharmacy locum?

Flexible working as a pharmacy locum an attractive proposition, but there are downsides. P3 looks at current issues

Is it best to lease or buy a delivery van?

So, your pharmacy needs a new van for deliveries, but should you lease one or buy one? What’s best for your business? 

10 things about ... FMD implementation

From 9 February 2019 the EU Falsified Medicines Directive will change the process of dispensing medicines in Europe. What do we know about it?

Making SEO work for your pharmacy

When it comes to selling your services online, remember to think from the user’s perspective, says Saam Ali.

Making the first move

Richard Hough offers a checklist for those thinking of taking the plunge to purchase.

Planning your exit strategy

When considering selling your pharmacy, it is imperative to stand back and consider a few key points, says Tony Evans, Head of Pharmacy at Christie & Co.

Is your team ready for roll out of OTC prescribing restrictions?

Pharmacists need to be prepared for the roll-out of OTC precribing restrictions

The 13 steps to GDPR – put the regulations into practice

All pharmacies should complete a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA), suggests PSNC

Moving forward with the QPS

It is important contractors in England build on the promising start to the QPS. The next review point is June 29

Get to grips with data protection

Pharmacy contractors are up against a tight deadline to ensure they comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

10 things about... automated dispensing

If it feels like computers are taking over the world, it’s because they are, but there are benefits from letting hard drives do the hard work

The cost of maintaining medicines supply

Pharmacy businesses are vulnerable at a time when medicine shortages are causing price fluctuations and wholesaler bills are difficult to pay

Clinical governance deadlines: PSNC answers your questions

PSNC’s director of operations and support, Gordon Hockey, answers your questions about the upcoming clinical governance deadlines, explaining what your pharmacy needs to do and why

In short supply: Scarce and expensive medicines

What does the current shortage of a range of generic medicines mean for community pharmacy contractors and their patients?

The robots are coming...

Why is the UK lagging so far behind when it comes to utilising dispensing robots? The economic arguments are persuasive

A false sense of security?

The recent cyberattack on the NHS was a warning shot across the bow for pharmacy owners. Don’t be caught out

In business: Despite the cuts

Pharmacist Mark Burdon, talks through some of his ideas for driving his pharmacy business forward

New electronic register for CDs

Two pharmacists have developed an electronic CD register that saves time and reduces stress for users, they claim

Just how hard are the pharmacy cuts biting?

How are contractors in England coping with the cuts to pharmacy funding so far? Could some contractors reach tipping point with their business finances?

FMD update: will the UK meet the 2019 deadline?

Recent political turmoil in the country has led to significant delays to the Falsified Medicines Directive implementation, which could be a cause for concern for community pharmacy

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