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Read the latest and breaking news from the pharmacy sector in Scotland and further afield. Pharmacy In Practice curates all the sector relevant news for you each day.
WE recognise that informing your member of staff that they are underperforming may be a daunting prospect and that you may be wondering where to start. This article provides an insight on: 1. The definition of underperformance 2. Possible causes 3. Communicating an Informal Plan 4. Communicating a Formal Performance Improvement Plan 5. What to […]
THE Guardian newspaper reported on a new review of paracetamol and concluded that “Paracetamol doesn’t help lower-back pain or arthritis.” The review found no evidence that paracetamol had a significant positive effect, compared to placebo in relieving pain and disability in cases of acute lower back pain and was only minimally effective in osteoarthritis. The findings for lower back pain […]
COMMUNITY Pharmacy Scotland has produced some key facts about the Scottish Government Circular PCA(P)(2015)7 which amends remuneration arrangements from April 1. Key Facts * Dispensing Pool increases by 4% from £68.8m to £71.4m annually. This equates to £5.95m per month * Pharmaceutical Needs Payment increases from £3.6m to £3.84m. * The fee for submitting 12 […]
EPILEPSY Ireland has launched a free Android smartphone app. The app will help people with epilepsy to track and record their seizures, as well identify potential trigger factors and seizure patterns. A key feature of the app is the ability for parents or family members to quickly capture and link videos to a person’s seizure record, […]
Coaching and mentoring expert Claire Fuller explains how to make the most of your time… IN this busy world it can be difficult to get the really important things done. Even though we may start the day with good intentions, how often do you find your ‘to do’ list looks almost untouched at the end […]
THE Independent Pharmacy Federation is merging with the National Pharmacy Association and will cease to exist from March 31. In a statement, the organisation said: “The IPF Board has decided that we can do more for independents if we have a stronger sector and a bigger organisation. Both organisations will work to maximise the expertise, insights, relationships […]
CLAIRE Ward, the chief executive of the Independent Pharmacy Federation (IPF) and former MP and Government minister, has been appointed as the new chair of Pharmacy Voice for a three year period. Aged 24, Claire became the country’s youngest female MP in Parliament in 1997 representing Watford for 13 years in which time she served in Government, […]
“THE Government is yet again missing the point,” said Rob Darracott, chief executive of Pharmacy Voice in response to today’s announcement that prescription charges in England were being increased to £8.20 per item. “The charge should not be there in the first place. Pharmacy Voice would like to see the whole system overhauled and do […]
THE Royal Pharmaceutical Society is looking for examples of campaigns or resources that raise awareness of pharmacy services . “Raising awareness with patients, carers and the public about the services that pharmacists and their teams can and do provide is a key challenge for the profession. Whilst patients, carers and the public readily identify pharmacists with […]
FROM 1st February 2015, PSD will commence automation of payment for electronic instalment dispensed claims. Community Pharmacy Scotland has produced a key facts document to help explain the implications of the change.