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Enhancing your learning experience

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Long gone are the days when you could only test your self-directed learning by turning to the questions at the back of your textbook and covering the answers. Advancements in technology have brought many advantages for education; not only does the internet provide better access to information but the digital wizardry that goes on behind the scenes has made it easier for us to get real-time feedback on our learning.

Peter Leslie, chairman of terms and conditions at the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists

Could seven-day services compromise everyday care?Subscription

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Adequate funding is needed if pharmacy teams are to deliver seven-day services safely.

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Pharmacists must prepare for new ways of working in the seven-day challengeSubscription

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The idea behind seven-day working is simple: to provide the same level of essential NHS services to all patients seven days a week. In particular, the NHS plan calls for a focus on admission prevention, early diagnosis and intervention, and early supported discharge.

Learning and CPD

HIV Virus

HIV: pathology, diagnosis and preventionSubscription

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The human immunodeficiency virus hijacks the immune system of its host. Despite the success of antiretroviral therapy, challenges still remain in reducing the spread of the virus

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HIV: managementSubscription

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Combined antiretroviral therapy is taken by people with HIV infection to prolong and improve quality of life. Patients require a high level of support to help them adhere to the complex regimens prescribed

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Treatment of complex oral lesionsSubscription

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Patients with complex oral lesions are often prescribed treatments off-label. Pharmacists can assist in the care of these patients by counselling them on appropriate use of topical preparations.

Columnist

David Gibson

Choosing my words carefullySubscription

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Working in an acute medicine ward, I often encounter communication issues around how patients’ medicines are reviewed. 

Career development

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Become a teacher-practitioner to help tomorrow’s pharmacists excelSubscription

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Trainee pharmacists need input from experienced pharmacists to put their learning into practice. If you enjoy helping people learn and develop themselves, the role of teacher-practitioner could be for you.

Clinical Pharmacist

July/August 2014, Vol 6, No 6

Cover Story:

The human immunodeficiency virus hijacks the immune system of its host. Despite the success of antiretroviral therapy, challenges still remain in reducing the spread of the virus

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