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  • Members of the Team Up is a volunteering programme

    Why pharmacy students should volunteer with Team Up Subscription

    27 JUN 2016 11:59 By Emma Page

    Team Up is a volunteering programme that partners trainee and student healthcare professionals with organisations that help disadvantaged communities. Here, four pharmacy students talk about the projects they participated in.

  • World Health Organization director-general Margaret Chan (pictured) has warned that 8.6 million people in war-torn Yemen are in urgent need of medical help

    WHO urges Yemen’s warring factions to permit supply of life-saving medicines Subscription

    1 JUN 2015 17:14

    World Health Organization director-general Margaret Chan has warned that 8.6 million people in war-torn Yemen are in urgent need of medical help.

  • New World Health Organization guidelines recommend that antiretroviral therapy be initiated in everyone living with HIV, regardless of their CD4 cell counts, as soon as possible after diagnosis. In the image, nurse takes HIV blood test from a patient

    WHO recommends earlier use of antiretrovirals in HIV patients Subscription

    1 OCT 2015 15:38

    The World Health Organization has published new guidelines recommending that antiretroviral therapy is initiated in everyone living with HIV, regardless of their CD4 cell counts, as soon as possible after diagnosis. 

  • Whistleblowing resource Subscription

    5 AUG 2014 14:48

    The charity, Pharmacist Support, has launched a new fact sheet for pharmacists about whistleblowing. It covers topics such as how to deal with bullying after whistleblowing or dismissal from work after whistleblowing. 

  • We need to increase mental health research in young people Subscription

    13 OCT 2016 10:02 By Sophie Dix

    Around one in four people in the UK experience a mental health condition each year. Currently, up to two-thirds of those affected are going without treatment. We lack the tools to diagnose many mental illnesses quickly or effectively enough, and treatments do not work well enough for too many people.

  • We need more investment in diagnostics for asthma Subscription

    9 MAY 2016 9:47 By Samantha Walker
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    Recent headlines in national media have declared that asthma is ‘overdiagnosed and trivialised’. But as I am sure your readers know, these news stories are masking a deeper issue: there is no simple diagnostic test for asthma. It is shocking that in the 21st century we still do not have a simple test to be able to tell if someone has asthma, a condition so ...

  • Volunteering as a charity trustee to boost your career Subscription

    22 APR 2016 9:33 By Carroll Cummins

    I wholeheartedly agree with your article “Boost your pharmacy career by becoming a charity trustee” (Pharmaceutical Journal 2015;295:402) – volunteering is a good way for young pharmacists to develop their career as it will bring opportunities to interact with a range of skilled professionals and ...

  • Trudi Hilton is a humanitarian aid pharmacist and works in disaster areas and developing countries all over the world

    Using medicines knowledge to provide humanitarian aid around the world Subscription

    5 MAY 2015 9:49 By Emma Page
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    After 20 years working in the NHS, Trudi Hilton became a humanitarian aid pharmacist and has since worked in disaster areas and developing countries all over the world. Now she is trying to demonstrate the value of a pharmacist to UK charities that work abroad.

  • Unanswered questions about proposed PrEP trial Subscription

    7 DEC 2016 17:08 By Ian Green

    With 17 new HIV diagnoses made every day in the UK, we need to be bold and ambitious in our approach to HIV prevention — and this must include access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for all who need it.

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