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  • A team of six have saved North Bristol NHS Trust an estimated £1million per year with their medicines reconciliation project. Jane Smith (left) and Julie Hamer (centre) discuss the project during the Pharmaceutical Care Awards

    Pharmacy-led project leads England and Wales in medicines reconciliation Subscription

    23 JUN 2015 11:16 By Emma Page

    A team of six, who secured a place in the final of the Pharmaceutical Care Awards, have saved North Bristol NHS Trust an estimated £1m per year with their medicines reconciliation project.

  • Anisha Patel (pictured) is the only pharmacist working for the National Ambulance service in Abu Dhabi

    Building a pharmacy for the National Ambulance in the United Arab Emirates Subscription

    22 JUN 2015 13:34 By Anisha Patel

    Anisha Patel is the only pharmacist working for the National Ambulance service in Abu Dhabi. Here, she describes her role in expanding the pharmacy — and developing services for the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

  • Glaucoma is often associated with intraocular pressure (IOP). IOP is measured using a Goldmann applanation tonometer mounted on the slit lamp biomicroscope (pictured)

    Glaucoma: pathophysiology and diagnosis Subscription

    19 MAY 2015 By Elaine Mann
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    With 70 million people affected by glaucoma worldwide, awareness of at-risk groups can help people get early treatment and save their vision.

  • Lindsay Smith has been lead pharmacist in emergency medicine at Worcestershire Royal Hospital for two years

    Resolving issues with medicines in A&E departments Subscription

    19 MAY 2015 10:32 By Lindsay Smith
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    Lindsay Smith has been lead pharmacist in emergency medicine at Worcestershire Royal Hospital for two years. She describes what the role involves and why it suits her.

  • Stroke accounts for 9% of deaths globally and is the second most common cause of death after ischaemic heart disease. In the image, Coloured magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) scan of haemorrhagic stroke damage

    Stroke: latest treatment options in acute management Subscription

    12 MAY 2015 By Paresh Parmar
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    With 1.9 million neurons lost each minute a stroke is untreated, rapid diagnosis and management is essential.

  • Burn is an injury caused by thermal (heat), electrical, chemical or radiation energy. In the image, a close up of a third-degree burn

    Burns: assessment and treatment Subscription

    28 APR 2015 By Sam Akram, Jan Lovelle, Su Nambisan
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    Quick action is required with burns to minimise tissue damage and prevent infection.

  • The BPSA’s policies for the political parties Subscription

    28 APR 2015 10:33 By Michael J Champion

    The British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA), as part of its commitment to represent its 14,500 undergraduate and pre-registration trainee members, wrote to the major political parties contesting the general election to advocate a number of policies voted for by members at the annual conferences over the past three years. These policies reflect our members’ opinions on the future education of undergraduates; issues affecting international students; evidence-based medicine; ...

  • Workload pressures must be addressed Subscription

    27 APR 2015 16:59 By Sid Dajani

    Much has been written about the role pharmacy can play in relieving pressures on the NHS — being an integral part of accident and emergency departments and GP surgeries, developing public health services and improving interfaces between primary and secondary care. This is welcome news because the NHS has historically undervalued the role that we can play in improving and maintaining the public’s health. However, there is a huge hurdle to these becoming a reality, which we collectively ...

  • Pharmacists often fear complaints Subscription

    23 APR 2015 10:28 By Rebecca Myers

    I write in response to Adam Pattison Rathbone’s blog (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2015;294:385), where he describes ...

  • Less than 1% of NHS 111 callers are directed to a pharmacy. In the image, an elderly woman dials NHS 111

    Why doesn't NHS 111 refer patients to pharmacists? Subscription

    23 APR 2015 10:27 By Stephen Robinson
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    Less than 1% of NHS 111 callers are directed to speak to a pharmacist. Stephen Robinson asks why and looks at what can be done to increase referrals.

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