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Identifying people displaying signs of dementia


Simran Janjua explains about a pilot using a case-finding tool to help identifying people in the community showing signs of dementia in order to refer them for further investigation.

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Topical analgesics: do they work and are they worth it?


Emma Davies, advanced pharmacy practitioner in pain management, takes a look at the evidence surrounding topical analgesics in light of NHS England’s decision to review their use on prescription.

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Saving my mother from depression using skills I learned in pharmacy


Amarata Gill explains how she used her pharmacy training to help her mother, who was suffering from depression.

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Developing pharmacy in Malawi


Malawi needs more pharmacists, but lack of money means many students cannot afford to go to university.

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Acceleration of the United States on-demand genetic testing industry


Direct-to-consumer genetic testing services are making comeback, but there have been concerns about their appropriateness.

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Record a copy of your CPD entry on


You can now record your CPD entry at the end of certain articles on Pharmaceutical Journal, which you can transpose to the General Pharmaceutical Council’s CPD website.

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Why pharmacists should apply for NIHR funding


Asam Latif explains what types of NIHR research funding pharmacists can apply for and how to secure it.

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Protect the ‘Three Girls’ in your pharmacy


BBC docudrama on the Rochdale grooming scandal highlights the need for safe spaces for vulnerable girls in the community, and pharmacy can provide one.

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Off-piste PhD: pharmacists have the skill set to step out of their comfort zones


Hiran Prag explains how he got into the field of translational research.

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The Ramadan Initiative: addressing the healthcare profession’s skills gap


Nadia Bukhari, clinical adviser, Ramadan Initiative Project, British Islamic Medical Association, explains about the association and the role it plays to educate healthcare professionals about serving the health needs of Muslims.

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Into the unknown: UK pharmacovigilance after Brexit


Julia Robinson reports from a meeting discussing the implications of Brexit on UK pharmacovigilance.

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Syria’s chemical weapon of mass destruction


Andrew Haynes explains how the chemical weapon sarin damages the body and eventually kills those exposed to it.

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Medicinal plants: Britain’s home-grown wartime allies


Briony Hudson summarises a lecture about how medicinal plants were used during the wartime in Great Britain.

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