How online pharmacies are improving patients’ lives

Pharmacists are becoming the first port of call for patients with minor illnesses as internet pharmacies take a greater share of dispensing drugs and GPs complain of increasing pressure

Pill journey along complex supply chains

New technologies, such as the cloud and artificial intelligence, have transformed pharmaceutical supply chains from materials supplier to manufacturer, wholesaler to pharmacy and on to patients

How to make sure patients take their medicine

Medication adherence is one of the greatest health challenges of the 21st century, with up to half of all medicines prescribed for long-term conditions not taken as intended

Dispensing should not be a pharmacist’s only task

Technologies such as smart dispensing robots are delivering increased speed, accuracy and security as well as freeing up pharmacists to offer health advice to patients

Protecting patients’ data in a digital NHS

A digital NHS promises widespread benefits for clinicians and patients, but only if personal data can be protected at a time of increasing cyberattacks

Will the NHS ever really embrace digital tech?

Damaged by past digital disasters, the NHS looks to innovative technology to heal its wounds, but is there sufficient financial commitment and political leadership to see through a successful transition?

Four ways AI has transformed patient care

In spite of mixed feelings among NHS workers, the government says artificial intelligence could transform and future-proof healthcare in the UK

Improving access to IVF is vital

A postcode lottery, strict eligibility criteria and the high cost of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) mean treatment is simply not an option for many aspiring parents