September 24, 2014

Latest pharmacy numbers

The September 2014 Access Pharmacy Report shows that Boots remain the most prominent UK pharmacy. With a total of 2,449 pharmacies (17.3 per cent share), Boots hold 6.1 per cent more of the market than… More

September 22, 2014

Pharmacists should play a greater role in public health

Community pharmacists should receive more help from the UK Government to allow them to play a more significant role in the prevention and early intervention of disease, says Kevin Fenton, director of… More

August 14, 2014

Pharmacies have ‘huge potential’

Research says that pharmacies should provide a wider range of health services because of their place within the community.   The Durham University study suggests 89 per cent of England’s… More

August 12, 2014

GPhC: pharmacies must improve OTC medicines advice

The head of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has warned that the quality of OTC medicines advice must continue to improve.   A Which? report published in May 2013 found 71 per cent of… More

August 10, 2014

NPA and CIG to collaborate on pharmacy training

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) and Communications International Group (CIG) are to collaborate to deliver quality training to meet the development needs of the sector.   With an initial… More

August 8, 2014

APTUK launches new framework

The Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) has launches the Foundation Pharmacy Framework (FPF) to help pharmacy technicians develop their practice.   Launched at APTUK’s annual… More