This issue: Winter 2020
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Vikki Furneaux: Leading by example
With the NPA’s help, Monkbar Pharmacy in York has embarked on its very own Primary Care Network “journey”, Manager Vikki Furneaux explains more about how she is getting on.
Digital engagement through patient apps
Digital Futures and the human touch
We are in a golden age of technological and digital innovation that promises to revolutionise pharmacy working practices. The NPA believes that pharmacies must be progressive and modern, while at the same time being true to the historic values of pharmacy as a personal, caring profession.
A look at the findings of an NPA report on financial pressure that has been submitted to the government. The results were based on a survey of nearly 250 NPA members carried out at the start of the year. The NPA wants ministers and officials to have a clear picture of the extent of the challenges that independent pharmacies are facing. It is hoped this will help inform future decisions about investment in the sector and encourage the government to improve the concessionary pricing system.
Top ten tips for success
Ade Williams is Superintendent Pharmacist at the multi award-winning Bedminster Pharmacy, an independent healthy living pharmacy in Bristol.
He was named the UK Community Pharmacist and Manager of the Year by Chemist & Druggist in 2017. Here are his top 10 tips for success in these turbulent times.
One2One with Chris Pointon
As the widower of the inspirational Dr Kate Granger MBE, Chris Pointon has played a key role in establishing the #hellomynameis campaign. Now he’s taking the message for better personal interactions beyond hospitals.
FMD is coming - Interview with Raj Patel
In this practical guide, we hear from Raj Patel, Chair of the UK FMD Working Group for Community Pharmacy, who is believed to be the first pharmacist in the UK to get connected to the system.
Sepsis: Spotting the silent killer
In this article, Melissa Mead is leading the fight against the deadly infection after losing her one year old son William to sepsis.
Weathering the storm
This edition’s article cover story looks at the turbulent times for community pharmacy by reflecting on the year past, the year ahead and offering advice on how to weather the storm.
Front Door to Health
The NPA is testing the appetite of members for developing community pharmacy as the ‘Front Door to Health’. This article takes an early glimpse at this concept.
The whites of your eyes
This edition’s cover story looks at the vital role that personal contact in community pharmacy plays in patient care.
The future - which way now?
This edition’s cover story looks at how Community pharmacy is at a critical
juncture. We look at what can be done to ensure the sector travels on the right path.
Sexual health and contraception
This edition’s cover story looks at how contraception has changed, current issues around family planning and STIs and where community pharmacists fit in.
Level Playing Field toolkit
This article explores the Level Playing Field toolkit is a suite of toolkits for NPA Members related to the Manifesto for Independent Community Pharmacy.
Who do they think we are?
This edition’s cover story explores if there is a misunderstanding of the sector surrounding the Government proposals to cut community pharmacy funding.
The Community Pharmacy Network: Its true value
This edition’s cover story explores the Community Pharmacy Network and it’s true value.
E-cigarettes: to stock or not?
This edition cover story looks at E-cigarettes: to stock or not?
Have pharmacists fallen behind the times?
This edition’s cover story looks at the role of technology in pharmacy and whether it can transform business and practice?
Obesity: The new normal?
This edition’s cover story looks at obesity, the strain it is putting on public health and the role pharmacists can play in reducing this burden.
This edition’s cover story looks at health inequality.
Multidisciplinary primary care
This edition’s cover story looks at the multidisciplinary primary care.
The age of antibiotics
This edition’s cover story looks at the antimicrobial resistance.
Come to pharmacy first
This edition’s cover story looks at the public awareness campaigns taking place this winter and how you can get involved.
A world apart: Is UK pharmacy unique?
This edition’s cover story looks at whether community pharmacists around the world face the same fundamental challenges.
Your voice in action
This edition’s cover story looks at The Manifesto, one year in.
Time to care
This edition’s cover story explores how pharmacists can free up time to care.
A state of independence - Can pharmacies benefit?
This edition’s cover story explores the state of independence and the future for independent pharmacies.
Can pharmacies ease congestion?
This edition’s cover story explores where patients should turn for care and if pharmacies can ease congestion.