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Clinical Pharmacist

Learning and CPD

Treatment of early stage prostate cancer and locally advanced disease involves surveillance, radical treatment or androgen deprivation therapy. As the disease progresses, these options change. CT scan of a patient with metastatic prostate cancer pictured

Prostate cancer: treatment optionsSubscription

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When to consider each of the available treatment options for prostate cancer.

The risk of developing prostate cancer increases with age after 50 years, although risk increases after the age of 40 years in patients who have a first-degree relative with a history of prostate cancer. In the image, micrograph of prostate cancer cells

Prostate cancer: risk factors and diagnosisSubscription

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How to diagnose prostate cancer and describe its severity to inform treatment decisions.

Healthcare-associated infection in England was 6.4% in 2011 and six common infections accounted for over 80% of infections in adults. In the image, a petri dish with a staphylococcus aureus culture

Healthcare-associated infection: best practice in prevention and controlSubscription

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Understand the standard principles and practices of infection control, with a brief overview of initiatives aimed at reducing rates of infection acquired in a healthcare setting.

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One in four people will experience a mental health problem in any year. In the workplace, one in six of British workers will experience a mental health problem such as anxiety, depression or stress every year. In the image, stressed businesswoman

Removing mental health stigma from the workplaceSubscription

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Mental health stigma in the workplace continues to be prevalent. Time to Change aims to challenge this head on.

Columnist

David Gibson, MSc, MRPharmS, is lead clinical pharmacist at Darlington Memorial Hospital, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Demonstrating my clinical practiceSubscription

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Building my RPS Faculty portfolio seemed daunting at first, but as a prescriber I realised I had plenty of activities that could be used.

Update

MPharm degree fails to equip pharmacists for future roles

Clinical Pharmacist’s monthly news round-up: the top 10 in the past monthSubscription

What has been happening in the world of pharmacy? Here’s our pick of must-read news from the past month.

Career development

Clinical trials are vital to test the safety and efficacy of new and existing medicines. Pharmacists who work with clinical trials in hospitals explain what they do and what skills and experience are required.

Opportunities in clinical trials pharmacy Subscription

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Clinical trials are vital to test the safety and efficacy of new and existing medicines. Pharmacists who work with clinical trials in hospitals explain what they do and what skills and experience are required.

Clinical Pharmacist

July/August 2015, Vol 7, No 6/7

Cover Story:

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide and the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in the UK.

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