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The Pharmaceutical Journal

Editorial

All healthcare professionals who prescribe must follow a common set of principles, and the pharmacy profession is an appropriate steward for a prescribing framework.

New home for prescribing frameworkSubscription

All healthcare professionals who prescribe must follow a common set of principles, and the pharmacy profession is an appropriate steward for a prescribing framework.

Community pharmacies in England have been commissioned to administer influenza vaccines for the upcoming 2015–2016 flu season. In the image, pedestrians cross a road under the rain

Pharmacy is the place to target hard-to-reach patients for seasonal flu vaccinationSubscription

Success of reaching patients in first national plan will require pharmacy teams to explain the benefits of vaccination.

Feature

Researchers are investigating whether priming the immune system with therapeutic vaccines can prompt the body’s own defences to spring into action against cancer. Pictured, conceptual image of cancer vaccine

Attacking cancer: are therapeutic vaccines on the verge of fulfilling their potential?Subscription

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Researchers are investigating whether priming the immune system with therapeutic vaccines can prompt the body’s own defences to spring into action against cancer.

Comment

Community pharmacy collaborating with on-site nurses could facilitate the evolution of the community sector in the UK, and thereby help the NHS transfer more hospital-based care into settings closer to patients’ homes.

Nurse practitioners in pharmacies: a potential solution to the NHS crisisSubscription

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A pharmacy walk-in service run by nurse practitioners in the United States could be adopted in the UK to ease the burden on the overstretched NHS.

CPD article

During pregnancy, physiological changes in all body systems occur to meet foetal requirements for growth and development and can impact on both the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic effects of any drug therapy. Pictured, pregnant woman has an ultrasound

Pregnancy: use of medicines in managing complicationsSubscription

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How physiological changes during pregnancy are managed to minimise risk to the mother and foetus.

Careers

Rose Marie Parr (pictured), the new chief pharmaceutical officer for Scotland, explains how her career led to the role, what she wants to achieve in the post and her advice for young pharmacists pursuing leadership positions

Taking the reins as Scotland’s chief pharmaceutical officerSubscription

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Rose Marie Parr, the new chief pharmaceutical officer for Scotland, tells Stephen Robinson how her career led to the role, what she wants to achieve in the post and her advice for young pharmacists pursuing leadership positions.

News

Preregistration trainees expressed concerns that questions in the General Pharmaceutical Council’s June 2015 registration assessment were too difficult or did not reflect current practice

Pharmacy students demand changes to registration assessmentSubscription

The British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association has called for changes to be made in how future pharmacists are assessed, after trainees and tutors complained about the June 2015 registration assessment.

Fears over the risk of serious harms to volunteers in non-oncology phase 1 trials are unjustified, according to the results of a meta-analysis published. In the image, three volunteers during a Phase 1 trial

Low risks to volunteers from phase I clinical drug trials, study showsSubscription

Fears over the risk of serious harms to volunteers in non-oncology phase I trials are unjustified, according to the results of a meta-analysis published in The BMJ.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

25 July/1 August July 2015, Vol 295, No 7872/3

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Researchers are investigating whether priming the immune system with therapeutic vaccines can prompt the body’s own defences to spring into action against cancer.

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YOUR RPS

Every community pharmacy in England should have the opportunity to become a Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) but the profession and commissioners must do more to buy into the scheme, according to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) England board

Calls to accelerate uptake of Healthy Living Pharmacy statusSubscription

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Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s England board wants faster adoption to boost pharmacy’s public health contribution, but warns that commissioning barriers must be removed first.

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