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The Pharmaceutical Journal

Editorial

NHS England has made £15m available to fund clinical pharmacists to work in GP surgeries in England. GP surgeries in England must work together to bid for new funding that would enable clinical pharmacists to join their teams

The incentive is now there for GPs to employ clinical pharmacists Subscription

GP surgeries in England must work together to bid for new funding that would enable clinical pharmacists to join their teams.

Feature

No other medical intervention can influence overall wellbeing as positively as physical activity. In the image, an illustration of people running

Tracking down the optimum dose of exerciseSubscription

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Prescribing physical activity could soon become as routine as prescribing drugs, and at least as beneficial.

Comment

The way NICE assesses new medicines should be reformed to provide patients with the best treatments and stimulate research and prevent stifling pharmaceutical innovation in the UK. In the image, broken lightbulbs

NICE’s assessment process is stifling pharmaceutical innovationSubscription

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The way new medicines are assessed should be reformed to provide patients with the best treatments and stimulate research and innovation in the UK.

Learning article

A new ruling by the UK Supreme Court now means patients must be given information tailored to their own needs before consent is obtained. In the image, a patient discusses her consent form with a nurse

Patient consent in the UKSubscription

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A ruling by the UK Supreme Court means patients must be given information tailored to their own needs before consent is obtained.

Careers

Mental health specialist Gregory Price works as a psychiatric liaison pharmacist in Wigan as part of a ’rapid assessment, interface and discharge’, or RAID, team.

Providing specialist mental health support to an acute trustSubscription

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Improved outcomes for mental health patients, including reduced length of hospital stay, is a major aim of a new pharmacist role in Wigan.

News

Patients recovering from their first pulmonary embolism who received an extra 18-months of anticoagulant (warfarin) treatment lost the benefit of that treatment once their treatment came to an end. In the image, x-ray of a pulmonary embolism

Researchers suggest indefinite anticoagulation for patients with unprovoked pulmonary embolismSubscription

Research into the benefits of warfarin for patients who have suffered a blockage in a lung artery suggest that the anticoagulant should be administered indefinitely.

The number of prescription items dispensed in England increased by 3.3% between 2013 and 2014 . In the image, shelves of prescription drugs waiting to be collected from a pharmacy

Prescription items dispensed in England rise by 3% in 2014Subscription

The number of prescription items dispensed in the community in England increased by 3.3% between 2013 and 2014 and by 55.2% in the past ten years.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

18 July 2015, Vol 295, No 7871

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Prescribing exercise could soon become as routine as prescribing drugs, and at least as beneficial.

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The latest version of the Medicines, Ethics and Practice (MEP) handbook for pharmacists (pictured) has been published by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)

RPS publishes updated version of MEP guide for pharmacistsSubscription

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Medicines, Ethics and Practice 39 includes guidance to reflect latest changes to legislation and standards.

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