The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, recently gave a speech on the newly elected Government's priorities for the NHS: Prevention: because prevention is better than cure People: because we need more people working smarter Technology: because patients and clinicians demand better Infrastructure: because buildings matter too. The following extract from the speech relates to Community Pharmacy and the prevention priority building on the Healthy Living Pharmacy … [Read more...] about A new year, a new Government, a new NHS… what’s new for community pharmacy?
The English community pharmacy funding settlement for the next five years has been announced the first time that we have agreed a multi-year settlement. The agreement, set out in the new Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) which commences on 1st October 2019, aims to build on the clinical skills of community pharmacists and their teams which must be seen as a positive step. The Headlines Funding: The contract sum will remain unchanged at £2.592 billion until the end of … [Read more...] about New Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework 2019-2024
Deborah Evans has recently written an article in Pharmacy Business magazine on building a better skin care business by helping people understand and manage their skin health. The article can be read here. … [Read more...] about Building a better skin care business
In her latest blog for Bio-Oil, Deborah Evans, Co-founder of Pharmacy Complete, explains what is behind the dry skin that so many people experience and offers her advice for pharmacy staff on how best to support patients. Read Deborah's blog here to better understand: The causes of dry skin How to identify dry skin How to treat dry skin How to support patients Practical tips to help care for dry skin … [Read more...] about Managing dry skin patients in pharmacy
I recently listened to a presentation on the NHS's plans for Digital Healthcare. They are huge, comprehensive and integrated around a new NHS App. They will eventually touch everyone who is either a provider or user of healthcare services. Worryingly, when I asked the speaker about community pharmacy's place in that integrated system, she went blank then said "...not sure community pharmacy is my thing." Community pharmacy and digital healthcare is very much the focus of this year's Pharmacy … [Read more...] about Digital Healthcare