Underused and underpaid: the NHS dental therapist

‘When a dental therapist carries out routine dental treatment on a patient, the dentist is free to focus their time on more complex treatments’

Mass opt-out from NHS pension scheme

Concerns rise as a perfect storm of financial pressures force hundreds of thousands of NHS employees to opt out of their attractive pension schemes

Six lifelines for struggling dental practices

Simple, forward-thinking initiatives, from offering new services to increasing patient loyalty, may be all that’s needed to save dental practices’ bottom line

Eight ways to revitalise community pharmacies

A potential resource to ease pressure on GPs and hospitals, community pharmacies are seeking greater government funding

Community pharmacies matter, here’s why

The NHS has a chronic access problem, and too often there are long waits for advice and treatment

Generic drugs: what are they and are they better value?

Benefits of prescribing by brand, enabling the costly development of life-changing drugs, may be outweighed by higher costs, compared with cheaper generic bio-equivalents

How Amazon is shaking up how you get prescriptions

Online pharmacies, using pouch packaging technology, are disrupting the way medicines are dispensed

How early cancer diagnosis could make all the difference

Despite significant advances in treatment, late diagnosis results in needless deaths and the continuing scourge of cancer