The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has launched a set of briefings describing how you can encourage patients with specific conditions to get the most out of their medicines. Here, you can find articles describing the briefings and everything else The Pharmaceutical Journal has to offer about Medicines optimisation.
Viv Horton explains how her hospital set up a Parkinson’s advanced symptom unit to provide holistic care for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Depression in adults: recognition and managementSubscription
Pharmacists and healthcare professionals should be able to recognise the symptoms of depression in people who use their services and direct them towards accessing treatment. This article examines how a diagnosis of depression is made, the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments available, specific considerations for different patient groups, self-management approaches, and the role of the pharmacy team in managing and supporting patients who have symptoms of depression.
Genotype-guided dosing improves safety of warfarin Subscription
Older adults who received a genotype-guided dose of warfarin via a web application were less likely to experience adverse effects compared with clinical dosing, trial results show.
For the seventh year running, the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit shows that children living with diabetes are being helped to manage their blood glucose levels (HbA1c) and so reduce the risk of developing ...
After seven years in the pharmacy world, Helen Gordon is departing as chief executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society to enter pastures new at the Royal Society of Medicine. Here, she talks to Julia Robinson about her proudest moments and what advice she would give to her successor.
Governments and pharmacy organisations should introduce national medicines information strategies to improve the safe and effective use of medicines, according to a report by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP).
In September 2015, the medicines optimisation service (MOS) was set up within Weymouth and Portland, Dorset. The MOS pharmacist conducts in-depth domiciliary consultations with patients to improve adherence and prevent harm from inappropriate medicines administration or prescribing. The service targets patients aged over 75 years with polypharmacy, on admissions avoidance care plans or living in care homes.
Regina Ahmed has decided to try a career in the primary care sector. In the fourth of a series of blog posts, she describes some of the clinical cases she has handled and her regular workload.
Community pharmacist: the primary care expertsSubscription
Devising ways to improve medicines adherenceSubscription
The 'sick day rules' projectSubscription
Improving the use of medicines in East CheshireSubscription
Launch of Prescribing Awareness Week initiativeSubscription