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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 [...]

22 02, 2018

Ensuring effective temperature control for cold chain storage with StockGuard

By | 2018-04-06T12:38:38+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|blog|0 Comments

Healthcare professionals have a duty to supply medicines that are fit for their intended purpose and patients are entitled to receive them in the same condition. Hence the statutory requirement that any pharmacy ensures its medicines stock is stored under suitable conditions at all times. With the launch of their new StockGuard product for fridge [...]

8 02, 2018

Positive Solutions eLearning – What happens next?

By | 2018-03-02T11:30:15+00:00 February 8th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

Positive Solutions eLearning is now live and full of information specifically designed to support your team in: Getting more value out of your Analyst PMR Maximising your pharmacy business As a user you will benefit from direct online access to an extensive portfolio of quick reference Video Tutorials and Master Classes that includes: Online learning [...]

5 01, 2018

Enhance your pharmacy team’s knowledge of Analyst PMR with our new eLearning Platform

By | 2018-02-22T10:53:12+00:00 January 5th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

After conducting consultations and discussions with our customers, we learned that they wanted more help in educating their staff on how to get the most out of their Analyst PMR systems. Following this, we are proud to announce the launch of our new Positive eLearning Platform.  This is the latest innovation from Positive Solutions to [...]

15 12, 2017

Using technology to deliver patient-centric pharmacy services

By | 2018-04-06T12:38:38+00:00 December 15th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

This week, the popular children’s cartoon series Peppa Pig was blamed for piling pressure on GPs. In an article that appeared in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), Dr Catherine Bell suggested that the character of Dr Brown Bear, who regular attends to the ailments of the Pig family, is guilty of encouraging unrealistic expectations of [...]

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