Survey responses suggest young people will have fewer sexual partners after being screened for chlamydia.
Atorvastatin is set to become the most prescribed drug in the UK following changes to cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Pharmacists were among the men and women who served in the First World War, through enlisting in the army, serving on the home front, or maintaining pharmaceutical services.
The idea behind seven-day working is simple: to provide the same level of essential NHS services to all patients seven days a week. In particular, the NHS plan, outlined in the 2012 report “Equality for all: Delivering safe care — seven days a week”, calls for a focus on admission prevention, early diagnosis and intervention, and early supported discharge.
Streptokinase, the first thrombolytic drug to reach the market, achieved fame as the iconic clot buster.
Acne vulgaris Subscription
Acne affects eight out of ten teenagers and can persist into later life. Pharmacists have a wide range of treatments to offer patients.
HIV: pathology, diagnosis and preventionSubscription
The human immunodeficiency virus hijacks the immune system of its host. Despite the success of antiretroviral therapy, challenges still remain in reducing the spread of the virus
Combined antiretroviral therapy is taken by people with HIV infection to prolong and improve quality of life. Patients require a high level of support to help them adhere to the complex regimens prescribed
Jenny Bryan takes a look at the discovery of carbapenem antibiotics and their role as the last line of defence against drug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria.
Gordon Becket and colleagues explain how pharmacy students at the University of Central Lancashire benefited from speaking directly to patients about their medical conditions
Focus on qualitySubscription
RPS professional support pharmacist Wing Tang explains how the PharmacyQS.com hub can help pharmacy teams embed quality in the services they offer.
Opportunities to learn and networkSubscription
Sandra Gidley, vice chairman of the English Pharmacy Board and a member of the RPS Annual Conference steering group, describes what delegates can expect to learn at Birmingham’s NEC in September.
Putting clinical information at your fingertipsSubscription
Harvinder Sondh uses his background as a pharmacists to help design online tools to assist pharmacists and pharmacutical scientists.
Trainee pharmacists need input from experienced pharmacists to put their learning into practice. If you enjoy helping people learn and develop themselves, the role of teacher-practitioner could be for you.
The pharmacy student pass rate for the summer registration exam has seen an improvement, rising from 77.8% last year to 85.3% this year.
Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices that often look like cigarettes but do not contain tobacco. On inhalation, a solution, often containing nicotine, is vaporised into a fine mist resembling cigarette smoke. Recently, since a few pharmacies have decided to sell e-cigarettes, a debate over the role of pharmacists in offering e-cigarettes has been started. On this page you will find all the information we have to offer over this ongoing debate.
Lyme disease: pharmacists can helpSubscription
In recent years the awareness and, indeed, incidence of Lyme disease, a zoonotic tick borne condition, has increased steadily in the UK. Between 2001 and 2010 the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease in Scotland soared from 28 to 308, although experts believe the true figure could be 10 times that number. Rates are more than three times higher in Scotland than in England.
Pharmacy hasn’t been great at pitching services to the NHS. There are the usual excuses — too little funding or a lack of pharmacy representation on key bodies — but pharmacy could take a lesson from GPs.