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  • Does the end of resale price maintenance mark the end of community pharmacy as we know it? Subscription

    26 MAY 2001 0:00

    Pharmacies and other retailers are now free to set their own prices for over-the-counter medicines. Michael Thompson considers some of the implications

  • Vision for pharmacy by talking to everyone, one pharmacist has developed patient-centred care Subscription

    10 JAN 2004 0:00 By Harriet Adcock

    Seamless health care, centred round the patient, is what Riaz Esmail, a community pharmacist in Harrow, Middlesex, likes to offer his patients. But his vision does not end with the people who come through the doors of his pharmacy. He wants everyone to benefit from a more patient-focused pharmacy service.

  • Scotland in limelight again / Lawyers bound to benefit

    31 JAN 2004 0:00

    Scotland in limelight again

  • Prescribing for hypertension and more

    1 OCT 2004 11:23

    Years of frustration with not being able to prescribe dissolvedwith the news that pharmacists were to be allowed to become supplementary prescribers. Before this, my medical colleagueswould almost always follow my recommendations (I worked as a practice pharmacist)but I could not implement them myself. Comments like “Mohammed,you know drugs more than me” were common.

  • Consultation on skill mix and personal control launched

    1 JAN 2005 0:00

    Different pharmacy staff working in the dispensary. Skill mix isunder review

  • What role will there be for pharmacists in the treatment centre programme?

    25 FEB 2005 15:47

    Treatment centres are changing the delivery of care for patientsrequiring elective surgery in England. The centres (previously calleddiagnosticand treatment centres) were announced in the NHS Plan1 in 2000. They

  • Benzodiazepine withdrawal at a pharmacy technician-led clinic

    1 MAR 2005 10:47

    Although prescribing of benzodiazepines inthe North Eastern Derbyshire Primary Care Trust area is below thenational average, there are pockets of high prescribing. Most benzodiazepineuse is long-term, which poses well-documented risks to the individualand has a potentially negative effect on the PCT’s star rating(prescribing rates for drugs acting on benzodiazepine

  • Taking a different perspective: what PCOs think about the new contract

    15 APR 2005 23:00

    Leeds pharmaceutical needs assessment Leeds Primary Care Trust has published its

  • Taking medicines review into a mosque Subscription

    13 MAY 2005

    Compared with the indigenous population in Britain, ethnic minoritygroups, and South Asians in particular, are more likely to develop type2 diabetes, to develop it earlier and to present with complications.Glasgow has the highest ethnic minority population in Scotland and alarge South Asian population, many of whom have diabetes. But knowledge

  • Using pharmacists for out-of-hours care Subscription

    27 MAY 2005

    Knowing that the new general medical services contract would affectout-of-hours service provision, Warrington Primary Care Trust took theopportunity to redesign its out-of-hours service provision. James Murray,professional development pharmacist at United Co-op (and one of the pharmacistswho provides out-of-hours care for the PCT), explains what that has involved.

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