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Focus: Dry Eye

September 2016

People visit pharmacies to seek advice on everything from hay fever to stomach bugs and sprained wrists. While it is known that people also ask their pharmacist about dry eye, we know little about the frequency of such complaints or how knowledgeable pharmacists are in providing quality care, since they receive little formal training on the condition.

The Pharmaceutical Journal has joined forces with UK health company RB and surveyed members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society to gauge how commonly dry eye is seen in the pharmacy and devise an independent editorial campaign to address the learning needs of pharmacists.

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Focus: Community Pharmacy

February 2014

Do the words “community pharmacy” give you a sense of despair? Do they conjure up thoughts of endless, hard-to-reach targets, dwindling pharmacy income and lack of professional autonomy? Do they make you think of ever-increasing demands from customers, patients and the Government? Are you fed up with the continued cuts in dispensing income and do not know what to do? Are you fed up with the continued cuts in dispensing income and do not know what to do? We hope this issue of Focus will help give you ideas and perhaps provide a more positive view of community pharmacy …

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Special report

Community pharmacy cuts

On 21 March, the UK High Court will consider two legal actions against the government’s decision to cut community pharmacy funding. The joint hearing will consider cases put forward by the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) and the National Pharmacy Association (NPA). Follow the judicial review with The Pharmaceutical Journal’s special report on community pharmacy cuts.

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