With the community pharmacy contractual framework under negotiation, one key question being asked will be about the future of Medicines Use Reviews (MURs). They are 14 years old (where has that time gone?) and as they reach adolescence, it is fair to say they have had a difficult infancy and childhood. It took a considerable amount of time and effort to get them off the ground and the sector is only delivering around three-quarters of MUR potential. There have been mumblings that pharmacists, … [Read more...] about Are MURs worth it?
New article in Pharmaceutical Field by Deborah Evans on how the digital age is impacting and enabling electronic prescribing, click here to view. … [Read more...] about Prescribing and dispensing in a digital age
This month in Pharmaceutical Field I highlight the important role community pharmacy plays in supporting the public's health. https://www.pharmafield.co.uk/opinion/at-the-heart-of-it-the-vital-role-of-pharmacies-in-community-health/ … [Read more...] about Pharmacy’s role in Public Health
A patient came into the pharmacy to thank me. Nothing unusual in that although infrequent, our customers are generally very grateful for the support we give them across a range of issues - their medicines, general health and wellbeing. On this occasion though, the thank you will be remembered for the rest of my career. The gentleman came in specifically to thank me for saving his father's life. I remembered him clearly - he had come in on a Saturday morning wanting to speak to the … [Read more...] about Saving lives
The A-Z of Scars Delighted to have supported the development of this excellent resource on scar management: Comprehensive scar types Tailored aftercare advice Information on dressings, infection & prevention Key roles of massage Treatment options This is especially helpful for Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLPs), Health Champions and community pharmacy. … [Read more...] about Management of scars