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Category list : Urgent and emergency care

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  • Pharmacists to work in A&E departments in NHS England pilot Subscription

    19 DEC 2014 14:43

    A national pilot of pharmacists working in accident and emergency departments is to start in February 2015, following a trial of the scheme in the West Midlands.

  • The worst outbreak of the fatal haemorrhagic Ebola virus disease started in the West African country Guinea, infected 17,942 individuals and killed 6,388 people as of 16 December

    2014: The Pharmaceutical Journal's news in review Subscription

    18 DEC 2014

    Looking back at some of the biggest news stories from the past year. 

  • Urgent care e-learning Subscription

    18 DEC 2014 10:55

    The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) has launched a new e-learning programme for urgent care. The aim of this programme is to provide community pharmacy teams with the information and resources they need to understand their role in urgent care and to develop and provide quality services that improve patient experience and outcomes. The programme is available from the CPPE website.

  • Judith Smith, director of policy at the Nuffield Trust, warns that the pharmacy sector is at risk of being sidelined as the NHS evolves

    Pharmacy risks being sidelined as NHS evolves, report warns Subscription

    10 DEC 2014 11:50 By Stephen Robinson

    Pharmacists risk missing the opportunity to expand their clinical responsibilities within a changing NHS in England because of a failure to reform funding arrangements and a lack of consistent messages about the role the profession can play.

  • Reema Caddies, telepharmacist for helpline NHS 111 at Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Local Care Direct

    Triaging urgent care patients via a non-emergency telephone helpline Subscription

    1 DEC 2014 0:00 By Reema Caddies

    Reema Caddies splits her time working between urgent care helpline NHS 111 at Yorkshire Ambulance Service and managing medicines for Local Care Direct, which operates an out-of-hours GP service.

  • Community pharmacy in urgent care Subscription

    26 NOV 2014 16:30

    As part of NHS England medical director Bruce Keogh’s urgent care review, a document has been published that is designed to provide support to all member organisations of System Resilience Groups across England to make greater use of pharmacies in providing high quality and resilient urgent care locally. It is called ‘Community pharmacy — helping provide better quality ...

  • Pharmacy student numbers will not be controlled

    Clinical Pharmacist's monthly news round-up: the top 10 in the past month Subscription

    20 NOV 2014 13:54

    What has been happening in the world of pharmacy? Here’s our pick of must-read news from the past month…

  • Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England medical director,  is urging patients to use pharmacies more to relieve pressure on GPs that could lead to an additional £300 million NHS boost in winter

    Winter pressure leads to £300m NHS boost and plea to use pharmacies Subscription

    14 NOV 2014 15:50 By Graeme Smith

    The UK Government is to inject an extra £300m into the NHS to help support local health services as winter approaches.

  • Howard Duff, director for England at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

    Pharmacists are crucial to solving the NHS urgent care problem Subscription

    5 NOV 2014 16:13 By Howard Duff

    A greater role for pharmacists is essential if the NHS is to reduce unsustainable pressure on unplanned care services, says Howard Duff, director for England at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

  • Health Care in Danger Subscription

    3 NOV 2014 12:04

    A new e-learning module, specifically designed to help healthcare personnel understand the effects of violence on healthcare, their own rights and responsibilities and ethical dilemmas they may face in armed conflicts and other emergencies, has been launched by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The module is called ‘Health Care in Danger’ and is available for free ...

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