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CLUSTER 4. Management

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  • Old Quebec (jf123/

    How to gain registration as a pharmacist in Canada Subscription

    In our third and final article on pharmacy in Canada, Shane Goswami and Anne Noott tell you what you need to do in order to register as a pharmacist in Canada

  • LEC fridge

    Protect your valuable assets Subscription

    Tucked away in the dispensary, the pharmacy refrigerator needs to provide a constant, optimal environment for the storage of high value or volatile drugs and vaccines. It also requires someone to keep an eye on its maintenance, as the potential losses from malfunction can be drastic. Everyone in the pharmacy should know how the fridge works.

  • Claudiodivizia/Dreamstime

    Have you started saving yet? Subscription

    What do James Corden, Frank Lampard and Katie Price have in common? They won’t receive their state pension until they reach age 68. Everyone born after 1 May 1978  will be nearly 70 before they can draw their state pension, many years after their parents could.

  • What makes a good image? Subscription

    What is a brand? What do consumers think about when they see or hear the names of the likes of Boots or BMW?  What impressions have been built up in people’s perceptions and understanding of these two companies?

  • VCT style/

    How to build your brand legally Subscription

    A brand may be defined by the combination of features that identifies the pharmacy and distinguishes it from its competitors, including an appropriate company name, logo, corporate style, website content and layout and domain names. These all have an impact on the value and effectiveness of the brand.

  • Good relationships must come first Subscription

    The new Bribery Act may deter interactions between the pharmaceutical industry and the NHS, but good relationships are essential for new product development and patient benefit

  • Straightforward discharge service Subscription

    In Wales, community pharmacists have just been given the go ahead to undertake discharge medicine reviews. This is the parallel service to the new medicine service in England and is designed to improve patient adherence and to ensure any medicines prescribed when a patient leaves hospital do not cause problems and are not wasted.

  • NMS: Co-op already on starting blocks Subscription

    Why the Co-operative Pharmacy is preparing to offer the new medicine service from day 1.

  • Viorel_Dudau/

    Bigger bonuses are now up for grabs if you work in community pharmacy Subscription

    Community pharmacies are no strangers to quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) thinking. As private contractors, the viability of a community pharmacy business lies in improving quality, doing things differently, making savings and improving margin.

  • It is about time the pharmaceutical industry stopped playing the system Subscription

    According to the front page of The Times on 6 June 2011, “Drugs companies must behave in step with society and put people before profits”. This assertion came neither from a social commentator nor a Government minister, but from a letter (ibid, p20) written by no less than Andrew Witty, chief executive officer of GlaxoSmithKline.

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