Corrinne Burns is our Royal Pharmaceutical Society Correspondent
More than half of all hospital admissions for drug misuse poisoning in England are related to opioids other than heroin, figures from NHS Digital have shown.
Scotland’s first heroin-assisted treatment service has launched in Glasgow city centre. However, a pharmacist involved in designing the service has said a drug consumption room is needed to run alongside it.
Pharmaceutical needs assessments in Wales should include an assessment of local populations’ social care requirements, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales has said.
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It’s been a busy year for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). The Society co-hosted the 2018 International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Congress, which saw more than 3,000 delegates from 107 countries gather in Glasgow during 2–6 September. The Society used the congress to launch its professional development core curriculum, the product of five years’ work to help support pharmacists through their career development.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can be an added stressor to an already challenging job in pharmacy. Corrinne Burns caught up with pharmacists living with symptoms of the condition to find how they manage them.
Pharmacists should take advantage of Pharmacist Support’s free wellbeing workshops, which cover time management, stress management and building resilience.