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Awareness campaigns: opening patients’ eyes to what pharmacy can offerSubscription

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This year’s National Eye Health Week (18–24 September 2017) presented an opportunity for healthcare organisations to highlight the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests.

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.

Marc Bulterys, team leader of the global hepatitis programme (GHP) at the World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Organization looks to eliminate threat of hepatitis B and CSubscription

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The World Health Organization’s Marc Bulterys on the agency’s efforts to eliminate viral hepatitis by scaling up screening and improving access to new and effective drugs

Meg Caroline Doherty, co-ordinator of treatment and care at the department of HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organisation (WHO)

The World Health Organization warns of increasing HIV drug resistance and issues new guidelines to address threatSubscription

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Meg Caroline Doherty from the World Health Organization discusses the increasing number of cases HIV drug resistance, and the new guidelines and global action plan developed by the WHO to help countries address the threat.

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Q&A: Let’s talk foot care with patients

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As part of The Pharmaceutical Journal and RB’s joint campaign on foot health, five healthcare professionals talk about their different approaches to discussing foot care with patients and the challenges they face.

Murray Aitken, executive director of QuintilesIMS and co-author of a new report on system therapeutics

Q&A: Why pharmacists must prepare for precision medicineSubscription

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Murray Aitken, co-author of a new report on system therapeutics, including precision medicines, explains to Julia Robinson the important role pharmacy will play in precision medicine.

Trevor Mundel is president of the global health division, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

How the Gates Foundation seeks to energise the global fight against neglected tropical diseasesSubscription

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The president of the global health division at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Trevor Mundel, reveals how it is taking action against neglected tropical diseases.

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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.

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The Queen honours four people with connections to pharmacySubscription

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The Queen’s Birthday Honours lists recognise the achievements of a wide range of people from across the UK. The Pharmaceutical Journal has profiled four people honoured this year who are pharmacists or have close connections with pharmacy or the pharmaceutical industry.

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Q&A: UK general election 2017: pharmacists reactSubscription

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The Pharmaceutical Journal interviews pharmacists from across the nation to get their thoughts on the results of the UK general election in June 2017.

Marie-Paule Keiny, World Health Organization (WHO) assistant director-general for health systems and innovation

Q&A: Progress in seasonal influenza vaccines but world still short of capacity for pandemic vaccinesSubscription

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Marie-Paule Kieny from the World Health Organization discusses efforts over the past decade by the global agency to enhance seasonal influenza vaccine efficacy and production capacity, to ensure there is sufficient pandemic vaccine production, and to promote the effective development and deployment of pandemic vaccines by developing countries.

John Betts, keeper of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) museum

Q&A: John Betts, keeper of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society museumSubscription

John Betts, keeper of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) museum since 2010, speaks to Corrinne Burns about the latest activities of the museum team — including a new app, free to download now from the iTunes store.

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NHS cyber attack: views from the front lineSubscription

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The Pharmaceutical Journal spoke to pharmacists to find out how the cyber attack of 12 May 2017 affected their service provision and what they did to manage the situation.

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Restricting what is allowed on prescription in England: views from healthcare professionals and patient groupsSubscription

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We ask healthcare professionals across primary care and patient groups for their thoughts on NHS England’s decision to review what GPs are allowed to prescribe.

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