Since its introduction in 2017, the Oriel system has come a long way, but it must improve to ensure that preregistration training is suitable for all candidates.
An undercover investigation carried out by The Times is further proof that online pharmacies should be prohibited from prescribing and dispensing opioid medicines until they can prove they are safe.
By adopting a unified approach to encourage consistent self-management for cold and flu, pharmacy teams can demonstrate the sector’s wider value on the healthcare landscape.
Despite much preparation, crashing out of the EU without a deal throws up too much uncertainty for patients for it to be a viable option.
No GP pharmacist should be left out in the coldSubscription
NHS England should look again at rules that are likely to prevent some pharmacists from working in primary care networks.
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Community pharmacy: the revolution has begunSubscription
The proposals put forward in the new community pharmacy contract require a major transition if the sector is going to reap the rewards.
Pharmacists must be given full access to patient records to enable them to expand their role in the health service and provide better patient care.
The bar must not be lowered for medical cannabisSubscription
There have been calls to loosen regulations around medical cannabis to increase access for those who need it, but the government must resist and view cannabis with the same scrutiny as any other new medicine.
A call for action on high-dose opioid prescribing Subscription
Despite a decrease in the number of prescriptions, there are thousands of patients still on high-dose opioids. Pharmacy’s mission must be to review whether this is appropriate.
Every single one of us should be making changes to our living habits to ensure we reduce our carbon footprint, and the way we use and dispose of inhalers is no exception.