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  • Planned government budget cuts put pharmacy’s role in providing public health services under threat

    How cuts to public health funding could affect pharmacy Subscription

    25 NOV 2015 16:43 By Stephen Robinson

    Planned government budget cuts put pharmacy’s role in providing public health services under threat.

  • Helping disadvantaged young people become healthcare professionals Subscription

    12 NOV 2015 11:32 By Sheena Jagjiwan

    Pharmacists in Africa play a key role in managing the supply and distribution of drugs for major conditions such as HIV and AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. Well-trained pharmacists improve the access to healthcare in rural communities by being able to advise and diagnose patients with minor illnesses.

  • Travelling fellowships for British citizens Subscription

    11 JUN 2015 16:31

    British citizens can now apply for a travelling fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT). The fellowships in the “medicines, health and patient care” category are open to nurses, care staff, therapists and others who wish to travel overseas to look at best practice and innovative programmes. There are 150 fellowships available up to a total value of £1.34m. Interested parties can apply via the ...

  • NPA research bursary Subscription

    27 MAY 2015 13:44

    Applications for the National Pharmacy Association’s (NPA) Health Education Foundation Bursary are now open to registered pharmacists. The £10,000 bursary aims to support registered pharmacists who have an interest in developing their skills to undertake research relating to community pharmacy practice. An application pack can be downloaded from ...

  • Economist league table places NHS near bottom for resources; near top for access Subscription

    7 MAY 2015 14:59

    The NHS has a “basic resourcing problem” that must be addressed by the next UK government, warns a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit.

  • Sean Dixon, head of Business Services Group at The Royal Bank of Scotland, describes how to secure funding from a bank to set up a pharmacy business

    Advice on securing a bank loan to buy a pharmacy Subscription

    6 MAY 2015 15:19 By Sean Dixon

    Most would-be pharmacy owners have to secure funding from a bank to set up a business. Sean Dixon, head of Business Services Group at the Royal Bank of Scotland, describes what you can expect from your advisers — and what they expect from you.

  • Innovation fund to support antibiotic development on the cards Subscription

    12 MAR 2015

    A global innovation fund worth up to US$2bn could be set up to encourage pharmaceutical companies to search for and develop new classes of antibiotics.

  • Jim O’Neill (pictured), chair of the UK’s independent Review of Antimicrobial Resistance, said that an innovation fund worth up to US$2bn could be set up to encourage the pharmaceutical industry to develop new classes of antibiotics

    US$2bn global innovation fund proposed to tackle antimicrobial resistance Subscription

    4 MAR 2015 9:27 By Ingrid Torjesen

    A worldwide innovation fund worth up to US$2bn could be set up to encourage the pharmaceutical industry to search for and develop new classes of antibiotics.

  • UK government provides £13.7m for ‘stratified medicine’ collaborations Subscription

    2 FEB 2015 17:23

    The UK government has announced £13.7m of funding for four ‘stratified medicine’ collaborations with the Medical Research Council.

  • Clinical pharmacy research grant Subscription

    19 JAN 2015 9:58

    The UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) and Pharmacy Research UK are together offering research grants of between £5,000–£50,000 to support pharmacy practitioners to take forward their research within clinical pharmacy. The focus of the grant would be to support pharmacists in their early research career (i.e. looking to secure their first project grant as a Principal Investigator). Further information is available from the

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