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CLUSTER 4. Management

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  • Implementation of responsible pharmacist legislation could be challenging for the hospital sector

    “Responsible pharmacist” coming soon to a hospital near you Subscription

    From 1 October 2009, new legislation will come into force that will affect the running of all registered pharmacy premises in both the community and hospital sectors, and in all four countries of the United Kingdom.

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    A helping hand Subscription

    Pharmacy has an ever-increasing part to play — in the wider healthcare team — as it develops community services beyond simply dispensing medicines. At the same time, pharmacists still have to run a business, and making sure their pharmacy is successful means working with technicians and assistants to grow the business while ensuring patient safety.

  • A new breed of pharmacy / Beware of illegal websites selling medicines Subscription

    A new breed of pharmacy How do pharmacists break into pharmacy ownership? The traditional route of buying an independent pharmacy from someone on the point of retirement has become increasingly difficult. Prices are so high that only the multiples are prepared, or can afford, to buy them.

  • Testing for cholesterol

    A source of advice for choosing the right cholesterol test device Subscription

    Many pharmacies are likely to be asked to help PCTs deliver the NHS Health Check programme. Eleanor Saunders describes a source of independent advice that will be beneficial for the pharmacists and commissioners involvedBusiness insight | Implementing a new service

  • Community pharmacies are seen as healthcare clinics by the public but also need to be profitable in order to be viable. Is there a conflict between these two requirements? Pictured, a set of scales weighing up money and health.

    Achieving the right balance between clinical responsibility and commercial success

    Community pharmacies are seen as healthcare clinics by the public but also need to be profitable in order to be viable. Is there a conflict between these two requirements, or can they operate in tandem?

  • Sean Dixon, head of Business Services Group at The Royal Bank of Scotland, describes how to secure funding from a bank to set up a pharmacy business

    Advice on securing a bank loan to buy a pharmacy Subscription

    Most would-be pharmacy owners have to secure funding from a bank to set up a business. Sean Dixon, head of Business Services Group at the Royal Bank of Scotland, describes what you can expect from your advisers — and what they expect from you.

  • Sneezing

    Allergy screening service brings pharmacists closer to patients Subscription

    Some 110 pharmacists in the UK have been trained to provide a privatelyfunded allergy screening service. Gareth Malson explains how theservice is provided and finds out the views of some of those involved Business insight | Implementing a new service

  • Pets (Flavijus Piliponis/Dreamstime.com)

    Animal medicines — a neglected market Subscription

    Animal healthcare offers pharmacists a lucrative market for which there is limited competition. Francesca Rivers explains how to get startedBusiness insight | Expanding your income streams and product range  

  • Community pharmacists need to have business, management and leadership skills

    Are you a newly registered pharmacist? Read on . . . Subscription

    Congratulations, you are now a registered pharmacist. Your new role willbring pride, excitement, as well as a few nerves. Altaf Vaiya and Noma Al-Ahmad provide you with tips on how best to prepare yourself for working as a community pharmacist

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