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    Gonorrhoea and antibiotics — past, present and futureSubscription

    The problem of dwindling treatment options for gonorrhoea is complicated because there are very few new antibiotics in development. Stewardship of our remaining antibiotic resources is now more urgent than ever.

  • Rob Duncombe, director of pharmacy at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Hospital Expert Advisory Group

    Q&A: Rob Duncombe, chair of the RPS Hospital Expert Advisory Group Subscription

    Rob Duncombe, director of pharmacy at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Hospital Expert Advisory Group, discusses the group’s activities and the diversity of hospital pharmacy.

  • Back of graduates with graduation hats

    A survival guide to your preregistration training Subscription

    The transition from university to preregistration training can be daunting. As the new training year begins Marianna Liaskou, pharmacist and research administrator at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), and Rachel Joynes, head of research and evaluation at the RPS, discuss the support available from the Society during your preregistration year.

  • Paul Bennett new chief executive Royal Pharmaceutical Society

    Q&A with Paul Bennett, chief executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical SocietySubscription

    Paul Bennett took up his new role as chief executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society on 3 July. He joins the RPS from his position as chief officer of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Pharmaceutical Committee. He was previously professional standards director and superintendent pharmacist at Boots UK.

  • Sick days off – a simple strategy to prevent acute kidney injury and other adverse drug reactions

    16 OCT 2017

    Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are common and account for around 5% of all[1], and up to 16.6% in the elderly

  • Improving medicines education to consumers by redesigning written medicines information resourcesSubscription

    11 OCT 2017

    Written medicines information is an important part of consumer education, with the interpretation of this information dependent on adequate consumer health literacy. This form of education is especially important in an acute care setting where patients may be discharged from hospital on a number of new medicines, making it difficult to retain all necessary information without support.

  • Caroline Clarke - an "immense contribution to pharmacy"

    4 OCT 2017

    I am writing to acknowledge the 42-year career span of my colleague, Caroline Clarke, who is soon to retire. I hope that this letter will inspire other members of our profession to attain the same dedication irrespective of what stage of their career they are at. She has never sought the limelight but her contribution to the profession of pharmacy has been immense.

  • Role of community pharmacists in hypertension management Subscription

    4 OCT 2017

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the biggest killers in the UK, with associated co-morbidities costing the NHS more than £10bn every year. Community pharmacists are well placed to reduce this costly health burden through the delivery of locally commissioned services that focus on risk factors — hypertension, obesity and smoking. These services, however, must not only deliver positive patient health outcomes but must also be cost-effective.

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