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20 09, 2018

StockGuard – a positive solution for storage of Flu Vaccines

By | 2018-10-05T08:41:28+00:00 September 20th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

24 million people in England will be offered the flu vaccine this winter and the storage of vaccines at the correct temperature is crucial if this medication is to remain safe and effective. With Public Health England hoping to save hundreds of lives by extending its enhanced NHS Flu Vaccination programme, there’s greater opportunity for [...]

5 09, 2018

Positive Solutions welcomes statement made by Scottish Health Secretary at International Pharmaceutical Federation’s World Congress in Glasgow

By | 2018-10-05T08:45:22+00:00 September 5th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

Positive Solutions welcomes statement made by Scottish Health Secretary at International Pharmaceutical Federation’s World Congress in Glasgow   “Clinical leadership of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians is absolutely critical” The Scottish Cabinet secretary for Health and Sport Jeane Freeman OBE has drawn attention to a number of challenges that currently exist in Scotland while addressing an [...]

31 08, 2018

Join us at the Pharmacy Show! 7 – 8 October at Birmingham NEC

By | 2018-10-05T08:46:11+00:00 August 31st, 2018|blog, news|0 Comments

Pharmacy Development Prescription volume is increasing year on year, and so the integration of more automation in the dispensing process will become inevitable. Whether managing MDS trays or repeat prescription dispensing packs, automation offers complete control over the process, ensuring compliance and peace of mind. The increased integration of automation is accelerated by the arrival [...]

20 08, 2018

Positive Solutions and Pharmacy Complete working together to support pharmacy flu vaccination service

By | 2018-08-21T15:56:24+00:00 August 20th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

The NHS flu vaccination service was worth more than £12m to the 8,500 pharmacies that signed up in the 2017/18 season. With the delivery of some 1.5m vaccinations to eligible groups last season, community pharmacies are well placed to make a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of the nation. NHS England are this [...]

1 08, 2018

Focus on FMD: The impact of the Falsified Medicines Directive on Community Pharmacies

By | 2018-08-01T09:15:58+00:00 August 1st, 2018|blog|0 Comments

One of the biggest considerations for community pharmacy is the processing of more than a billion prescription items every year. Whilst the pharmaceutical industry is one of the most regulated industries in the world, an estimated 1% of the two billion items annually dispensed in the UK may be counterfeit, creating the potential for 20 [...]

27 07, 2018

Positive Solutions completes its series of regional FMD workshops

By | 2018-07-30T10:31:28+00:00 July 27th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

As pharmacy technology specialists, Positive Solutions was concerned to discover that 16% of our pharmacy clients had never heard of FMD until they received our recent survey and only 12% understood the implications of adopting the legislation in pharmacy. In addition, there were considerable misunderstandings around implementation and the equipment needed to be FMD compliant. [...]

24 05, 2018

Positive Solutions to Exhibit at Pharmacy forward in Birmingham BCEC – Sunday 10th June 2018

By | 2018-05-24T14:01:24+00:00 May 24th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

Positive Solutions is proud to announce that we have been selected as part of a small group of carefully chosen industry companies to exhibit at the Pharmacy Forward event. Pharmacy Forward is the must attend one day national event for community pharmacy owners and their teams. The event is being held at Birmingham Conference and [...]

2 05, 2018

How clinical pharmacy services can be improved by dispensary automation

By | 2018-05-24T14:00:26+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|blog, news|0 Comments

With an ever-aging population and rising co-morbidities, prescription volume is increasing year on year. Pharmacies need to evolve and automation in the dispensing process will become inevitable.   Whilst high-end automation and robotics are particularly useful for high-volume pharmacy chains, what could this technology mean for the rest of community pharmacy?   Whether managing MDS [...]

29 03, 2018

Scottish Pharmacist Awards 2018

By | 2018-03-29T09:07:25+00:00 March 29th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

Congratulations to all the brilliant winners of the 2018 Scottish Pharmacist Awards, which were this year dominated by Positive Solutions customers. This included Davidsons Chemists and Deans Pharmacy who walked off with two awards each, as well as worthy winners Barnton Pharmacy & Travel Clinic and Right Medicine Pharmacy. Scottish Pharmacy is a hugely important [...]

2 03, 2018

Running an effective flu vaccination service: the role of community pharmacists

By | 2018-04-06T12:38:38+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|blog|0 Comments

With Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England planning already underway for the 2018-19 flu season, Community Pharmacies should already be thinking about their own seasonal vaccination campaigns. The sector achieved a significant milestone in 2017 with the delivery of more than 1 million vaccinations, surpassing the previous year’s figures which mean all [...]

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