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    What the changes to the apprenticeship levy mean for pharmacy Subscription

    14 AUG 2017 14:32 By Vanessa Kingsbury, Nick Marler

    Changes to the apprenticeship levy in England came into force in April 2017, meaning that regardless of the size of your pharmacy business, the apprenticeship programme should be seen as an opportunity to strengthen your workforce. Vanessa Kingsbury and Nick Marler explain what these changes mean and how the pharmacy team can make the most of them.

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    Medicines optimisation in dementia: the role of the community pharmacy Subscription

    13 JUL 2017 15:13 By Kirsty Oswald

    Community pharmacists are well placed to assist in the early identification of dementia, as well as to help patients to manage their medicines. However, a wider role for pharmacists, for example, conducting medicines reviews in patients’ homes, will depend on how their clinical role develops.

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    Peter Noyce (1946-2017) Subscription

    21 JUN 2017 17:20 By Joanna Lyall
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    A visionary leader who drove pharmacy practice forward but always had time to mentor others, he was known as the most effective pharmacist of his generation.

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    Pharmacists join the fight against hypertension Subscription

    15 JUN 2017 15:33 By Julia Robinson

    Some pharmacists are at the forefront of tackling high blood pressure by providing hypertension services within GP practices, community clinics and pharmacies. But to improve the prevention, early detection and management of the condition, these services need to be more widespread.

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    Examining the implications of analytical and remote monitoring in pharmacy practice Subscription

    Remote patient monitoring (RPM) incorporates digital technology that collects health data from individuals in one location and electronically transmits secure data to healthcare providers in a different location for review and assessment. This allows healthcare professionals to make recommendations to optimise patient care without the patient having to be in the healthcare setting. With the implementation of RPM, pharmacists can use objective data obtained by remote ...

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    Pharmacists need to step up to the challenge of precision medicines, says QuintilesIMS Institute

    24 MAY 2017 14:29

    Pharmacists have an important role to play in understanding precision medicines in order to ensure the right patients receive the right treatments, says Murray Aitken, executive director of the QuintilesIMS Institute.

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    Design for dispensing: how far can we go to make packaging safer? Subscription

    18 MAY 2017 13:26 By Emma Wilkinson
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    It is a decade since the National Patient Safety Agency issued guidance on medicines packaging design in a bid to reduce the risk of dispensing errors. But medicines that sound alike or look alike are still responsible for a large proportion of errors. A collaborative approach between manufacturers, regulators and pharmacy organisations is required to tackle the problem.

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    New RPS 'reclassifications hub' offers guidance on supply of P medicines

    9 MAY 2017 15:15

    An online hub giving guidance to pharmacists who sell or supply medicines that have been reclassified from prescription-only medicine (POM) to pharmacy (P) status has been launched by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS).

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    Could big data be the future of pharmacy? Subscription

    20 APR 2017 13:31 By Janna Lawrence

    The information gleaned from vast amounts of data presents a promising way to maximise the value of medicines, from identifying poor adherence to improving quality of prescribing. Projects in both the UK and the United States are doing just that.

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    Emergency supply 'mythbuster' addresses misconceptions Subscription

    19 APR 2017 15:40

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has published a new emergency supply “mythbuster”.

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