Delegates attended educational sessions and made the most of networking opportunities at the 2014 Royal Pharmaceutical Society Annual Conference, held at the ICC, Birmingham, on 7–8 September.
Inconsistency in the way fitness to practise cases are dealt with between different universities may be cause for concern, Mark Pitt of the Pharmacists’ Defence Association told conference audience.
Royal Pharmaceutical Society members received awards for their outstanding contributions to pharmacy.
The chairman of the General Pharmaceutical Council has said it is “quite wrong” that there are pharmacists who think they do not need to join their professional body.
Receiving health coaching by pharmacists could form part of the support available to cancer patients and encourage them to take responsibility for their own treatment.
Specialist pharmacists discuss the issues surrounding vulnerable patient groups at the RPS annual conference.
Consultant pharmacist-led case management service focused on older people in intermediate care wins Pharmaceutical Care Award.
The NHS could save £470m a year if all community pharmacies adopted the services piloted by one of the Pharmaceutical Care Awards finalist teams.
Launching a community falls prevention service has identified at-risk patients and strengthened ties with secondary care teams.
A look at how a framework was developed for multidisciplinary reviews of medication in nursing homes, involving residents in decision making.
A specialist pharmacist is now managing the biologics service for gastroenterology patients as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Patients on high-risk medicines for mental health conditions can access physical health checks and medicines support in the community.
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Those gathered at the Pharmaceutical Care Awards 2014 viewed the finalists’ posters at a networking reception and heard the teams defend their projects in an interactive Q&A session, hosted by The Pharmaceutical Journal.
The team’s project enabled care home residents to become more involved with decisions about their medicines.
The team discuss their management service for older people in intermediate care.
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