Income from local enhanced services that were historically delivered by GPs could and should be open to competition, not just recycled to general practice, according to the president of the National Association of Primary Care.
Health minister calls for pharmacists to focus on polypharmacy and over-treatment in the elderly.
Supporting women in healthcare leadership rolesSubscription
A Royal Pharmaceutical Society event encourages women in pharmacy to pursue senior leadership roles.
Should pharmacies sell electronic cigarettes?Subscription
As the UK sees the massive growth of vapers, the e-cigarette industry and pharmacy leaders debate the merits of selling e-cigarettes in pharmacies at the Pharmacy Show.
Local pharmaceutical committees (LPCs) should consider merging to improve their chances of winning bids for services from commissioning bodies.
The people who own and control pharmacies have a responsibility to create a working environment that allows professionalism to flourish.
Focus groups reveal different opinions on which information should be shared with community pharmacists.
Research has highlighted potential pitfalls of using electronic systems for prescribing.
Students can learn important skills from interprofessional experiential education.
There is significant variability between continuing professional development frameworks across the world and these will continue to change and evolve.
Using technology to enhance pharmaceutical careSubscription
Tomorrow’s pharmacists will have a wealth of technologies at their disposal to assist them with both patient care and professional development.
There is a diverse range of roles for pharmacists in the pharmaceutical industry, so the training of undergraduates should equip them to work in all of these fields.
Pharmacists in humanitarian workSubscription
The expertise and knowledge that pharmacists can offer in disaster-hit regions is often underestimated.
Poor quality medicines pose a danger to patientsSubscription
The Medicines Quality Database aims to tackle the problem of substandard medicines.
A study found that pictograms were useful to aid medicines adherence.
Taking pharmacy on the roadSubscription
A mobile pharmacy in Serbia widens access to pharmaceutical care for residents in villages that are too small to support a permanent community pharmacy presence.
Paediatric formulations of tuberculosis drugs are urgently needed as the disease re-emergesSubscription
Unless there are new paediatric formulations of drugs for tuberculosis, it is likely that multidrug resistant strains of the disease will develop.
Medication non-adherence is not always within the patient’s control. Poor supply chain management and natural or other disasters can threaten access as well.
There is an acute need for novel antimalarial agents as multi-drug resistant forms of malaria continue to emerge.
Obstacles to developing new antibioticsSubscription
The antibiotics pipeline is not completely dry, but prudent use of them remain a priority.