The latest issue of The Pharmacist magazine focuses on some of the biggest changes that will affect community pharmacy over the next few months.

With Brexit just around the corner, how prepared is the pharmaceutical industry for the slew of changes that could come to pass? Will the UK manage to keep crucial stocks of medicines intact and how will community pharmacists be affected? These are just some of the questions addressed in this issue’s cover feature. We also hear from our reporter Léa Legraien, herself an EU citizen, on why pharmacists from Europe are starting to fear for their future post Brexit.

Will the new Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) chief executive Simon Dukes fare any better in negotiations over the new pharmacy contract with the Government than his long-running predecessor Sue Sharpe? Our editor Beth Kennedy grilled him on this and other issues in the issue’s big interview.

Finally, pharmacists can prepare themselves for the annual Stoptober campaign by getting up to speed on smoking cessation through this issue’s masterclass section in the magazine – three in-depth features giving tips and tricks on how to maximise your pharmacy’s stop smoking service.