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Suicide: an unspoken public health problem

Pharmacist Hayley Gorton specialises in suicide research. Here, she outlines some statistics and factors that may indicate whether someone is at risk.

Nadia Bukhari was given an opportunity to host and present a show on health giving her the opportunity to emphasise the role of the pharmacist to the public, especially within the Muslim community. In the image, a professional video camera in a studio

Putting pharmacists in the media

Nadia Bukhari, senior teaching fellow at the UCL School of Pharmacy, presented a show on health for the Islam Channel for the month of Ramadan.

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The debate over pharmacy registration exam 2015

The debate over the pharmacy preregistration exam

In June 2015, the pass rate for the pharmacy registration exam fell to 74% following some changes in the exam structure and a focus more on clinical questions. The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has announced that the exam will become even more clinically-focused in 2016. Pharmacy students have demanded changes to registration assessment to make it more reflective of day-to-day practice, while GPhC has defended the new directon for the assessment and has published exam questions for the first time. Here you can follow all the developments in the debate over the new direction for qualifying pharmacists.

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British National Formulary, 69th edition

Up-to-date, practical guidance on prescribing, dispensing, administering medicines and current best practice relating to the uses of medicines, as well as legal and professional guidelines.

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Step into the limelight – pharmacists to take the lead in advancing the management of acid reflux

31 MAR 2015

So, step into the limelight!  In this article we review the current thinking in the management of heartburn and acid reflux in community pharmacies, and provide guidance and practical tools for the entire pharmacy team to support a customer-centric approach to care.

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Reader's comment

The ongoing negotiations in a similar deal, the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and EU are also being held in secret are something we in the UK should be very wary about. Intellectual property and medicinal regulation are also being discussed which means we should take interest but the lack of attention in the mainstream media and clandestine nature of the talks prove there are things the lobbyists and negotiators don't want us to know about.

Mark Bury Free trade agreements play a dangerous game with public health