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The Pharmaceutical Journal

Editorial

It revealed that funding for the pharmacy sector in England in 2016–2017 is set to be cut from £2.8bn to £2.63bn, a reduction of £170m (more than 6%). In the image, close-up of a surgical scalpel

No rationale behind cuts to community pharmacy funding Subscription

The impact of 6% pharmacy funding cuts as part of efficiency savings has not been considered and pharmacy professional bodies must campaign against it.

New national guidelines on treating menopause symptoms in women will re-open the discussion between clinician and patient on the merits of using hormone replacement therapy. In the image, illustration of a variety of lilies in a garden

Menopausal women deserve the chance to discuss taking HRTSubscription

New national guidelines on treating menopause symptoms in women will re-open the discussion between clinician and patient on the merits of using hormone replacement therapy.

Comment

To realise new ways of working means moving away from traditional professional boundaries and enabling the workforce to take on different roles where it benefits patients. In the image, pharmacists in motion behind a pharmacy counter

Pharmacists need to collaborate with pharmacy technicians and support staff to enable safe and effective delegationSubscription

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To realise new ways of working means moving away from traditional professional boundaries and enabling the pharmacy workforce to take on different roles if it benefits patients.

Learning article

Clinical teachers combine their professional commitments with teaching activities within a real-life context to help students apply theory in practice and transform knowledge into skills. In the image, senior pharmacist teaching junior pharmacists

How to design and use learning objectives in clinical teachingSubscription

By Zubin Austin

Understanding the value of learning objectives and what makes a successful one.

How to overcome barriers to effective consultation with adults with learning disabilities and practical ways to improve pharmacy consultation skills. In the image, an adult with Down’s syndrome speaks with a consultant

Pharmacy consultations with patients with learning disabilitiesSubscription

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Overcoming barriers to effective consultation with adults with learning disabilities and practical ways to improve pharmacy consultation skills, using patients with Down’s syndrome as an example.

Q&A

John-Arne Røttingen (pictured) tells his story about the Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea made possible through an unforeseen international collaboration and elaborates on why such collaboration is needed also in the future

Q&A: Conducting an Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea in record timeSubscription

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John-Arne Røttingen tells his story about the Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea, made possible through an unforeseen international collaboration and elaborates on why further collaboration is needed in the future.

Careers

Strong, united teams that work efficiently and collaboratively to achieve common objectives has to be the goal for any pharmacy organisation. Team building is a way to achieve this. In the image, the Rat Trap team building exercise

The value of team building for pharmacy staffSubscription

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Strong, united teams that work efficiently and collaboratively to achieve common objectives is the goal for any organisation. But can team building help pharmacy teams work better together?

The Pharmaceutical Journal

January 2016, Vol 295, No 7885

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Cover image described by the artist as: “An extremely complicated picture as I feel I am closing in on the essential image of my schizophrenia.”

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A new look for local engagement with the Local Practice Forums of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Leading local practice forums into the futureSubscription

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The RPS is currently carrying out a five-year review of local practice forums to help ensure they are fit for the future. But why is there a discrepancy in the output and attendance of LPFs across Great Britain and why are they a form of local engagement that needs to be kept going?

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