Ingrid Torjesen is a freelance journalist specialising in health and health policy. She is a regular contributor to The BMJ and the Health Service Journal and is editor of The Advisor, a magazine for people working in smoking cessation services. In the past she has acted as news editor for The BMJ; opinion, features and news editors for the HSJ and features editor for Nursing Times. Staff posts include associate editor and news editor of GP newspaper, news editor of Pulse, and reporter at Australian Doctor, based in Sydney. She has a degree in Biological Sciences specialising in Genetics.
The pharmacy Rebalancing Board has no plans to add to its membership nor make changes to the way that it is looking at the supervision issue, the chair of the board, Ken Jarrold, has told The Pharmaceutical Journal in an exclusive interview.
The damage wreaked by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico in September 2017 could have serious repercussions for patients who rely on medicines and healthcare products manufactured there.
Public Health England and NHS England have launched a drive to improve detection and treatment of risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including more blood pressure testing and treatment in pharmacies and increasing update of NHS Health Checks.