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The Pharmaceutical Journal

Editorial

NHS staff who have blown the whistle suffer victimisation, loss of employment and personal and family breakdown, recent study finds

Blowing the whistle on whistleblowingSubscription

Concerns raised about standards of care should be taken seriously, but healthcare workers are still worried about the repercussions of speaking up.

Feature

Drugs taken by humans and animals find their way into rivers, lakes and even drinking water, and can have devastating effects on the environment. In the image, the city of Chicago on the borders of Lake Michigan where large amounts of metformin were found

Pharmaceuticals in the environment: a growing problemSubscription

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Drugs taken by humans and animals find their way into rivers, lakes and even drinking water, and can have devastating effects on the environment.

Q&A

Clare Gerada, GP and chairman of Clinical Board, Primary Care Transformation, NHS England (London Region)

Q&A: How do GPs view the role of pharmacists in the NHS?Subscription

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London-based GP Clare Gerada is chairman of Clinical Board, Primary Care Transformation, NHS England (London Region). But she is probably best known for her work as chairman of the Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners, a post she held for three years. She shares her thoughts on the role pharmacy should play in UK healthcare.

CPD article

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune inflammatory disease of the central nervous system (CNS). In the image, Fluorescent light micrograph of a section through a spinal cord affected by multiple sclerosis (MS).

Multiple sclerosis: identification and managementSubscription

By Olivia Moswela

How to treat the symptoms of the most common cause of non-traumatic disability in young adults.

Careers

Medicines information pharmacists provide a specialist service across community and hospital pharmacy, as well as within the pharmaceutical industry

Providing medicines information for community, hospital and the pharmaceutical industrySubscription

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Medicines information pharmacists provide a specialist service across community and hospital pharmacy, as well as within the pharmaceutical industry. What does the role involve and what skills do you need to do it?

News

NHS organisations should have to appoint whistleblowing guardians and staff who do whistleblow should have more protection from recrimination, a major report on whistleblowing by Sir Robert Francis (pictured) says

Whistleblowing guardians should be appointed within NHS organisations, Francis saysSubscription

NHS organisations should appoint whistleblowing guardians to support staff who have concerns about poor care and staff who whistleblow should have more protection from recrimination, a report by Sir Robert Francis says.

Lloydspharmacy has established a minor ailments and injuries service in a hospital casualty department in a partnership with the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in Manchester.

Lloydspharmacy offers minor ailments and injuries service in A&ESubscription

Lloydspharmacy has established a minor ailments and injuries service in a hospital casualty department in a partnership with the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in Manchester.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

21 February 2015, Vol 294, No 7850

Cover Story:

Human and veterinary drugs are entering the environment, with potentially damaging effects on wildlife.

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YOUR RPS

Members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) can nominate their peers for election to the three RPS national pharmacy boards from 21 February 2015, after the nomination period officially opens.

RPS calls for members to stand in national board electionsSubscription

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RPS members can nominate colleagues for election to the Society’s boards in England, Scotland and Wales from 21 February 2015.

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