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  • Pharmacist taking notes in front of a computer

    Revalidation: How to use planned and unplanned learning entries to record CPD Subscription

    18 APR 2018 14:49 By Michael Dowdall

    Revalidation for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians came into force on 30 March 2018. This article explains the revalidation timeline and requirements, including what represents suitable planned and unplanned CPD activities and how they should be recorded.

  • Back of young school girl's head in class

    Depression in children and young people: identification and management Subscription

    12 APR 2018 By Ka Chun Wong, Caroline Parker

    As one of the most common paediatric psychiatric disorders, pharmacists and healthcare professionals need to be aware of the symptoms of depression and be able to assess children and young people who may be at risk.

  • Leaflets pharmacy services

    Community pharmacists' contribution to public health: assessing the global evidence base Subscription

    In the UK, community pharmacies are more accessible to the general population than general practices. Therefore, government white papers and briefing documents from pharmacy professional bodies have advocated the expansion of the role of community pharmacists, particularly in relation to the provision of services that contribute to disease prevention and health improvement. It is unknown whether the same evidence exists globally for the expansion of these roles. This article attempts ...

  • Heart stress test and diabetes test

    Glucose-lowering drugs and cardiovascular risk: how recent outcome trials have informed practice Subscription

    4 APR 2018 15:14 By Andrew V Bailey, Caroline Day

    Although large clinical trials with glucose-lowering drugs have consistently shown beneficial reductions in microvascular complications, their effects on macrovascular complications have been controversial. Interpreting these trials is complicated by substantial differences in their design, the populations studied and data analysis. This article examines how the trials have evolved and how they impact the use of glucose-lowering agents in the routine care of patients with type ...

  • Secondary syphilis rash at the nape of patient's neck

    Syphilis: diagnosis and management options Subscription

    20 MAR 2018 15:28 By Emma Carter, Will Nevin, Lucy Hedley

    In 2016, the number of diagnoses of syphilis in England rose by 12%. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals should be aware of the signs and symptoms, as well as the treatment options for this disease, and understand the role they can play in the wider promotion of good sexual health to patients.

  • Group shot of the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer’s (CPhO) Clinical Fellow Scheme

    The Chief Pharmaceutical Officer's Clinical Fellow Scheme: from the inside Subscription

    19 MAR 2018 9:18 By Chief pharmaceutical officer's clinical fellows

    With applications for the 2018 Chief Pharmaceutical Officer’s Clinical Fellow Scheme closing on 9 April, pharmacists in the UK are encouraged to consider this unique opportunity to expand their professional skills

  • SEM of salivary gland tissue

    Dry mouth: advice and management Subscription

    13 MAR 2018 15:43 By Anwar R Tappuni, Nairn Wilson
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    Xerostomia (dry mouth) is a common condition caused by a range of factors including smoking, the side effects of xerogenic medicines and by autoimmune diseases, such as Sjögren’s syndrome. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals should be aware of the signs, symptoms, aetiology and management, including the use of salivary stimulants and substitutes, for dry mouth.

  • Close up of elderly person's hands holding pills

    Improving medicines optimisation for care home residents: Wigan Borough CCG’s approach Subscription

    7 MAR 2018 14:27 By Anna Swift

    Although clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are not responsible for monitoring or regulating care homes, Wigan Borough’s approach demonstrates that it is possible for CCG staff to work collaboratively with care home and social care teams to improve outcomes for patients.

  • Plaque type psoriasis

    Assessment and management of psoriasis in adults in primary care Subscription

    6 MAR 2018 By Rod Tucker

    Psoriasis is a complex, multifactorial, inflammatory disease associated with a significantly impaired quality of life. Around 80% of patients with plaque psoriasis have mild-to-moderate disease that is amenable to treatment in primary care, particularly through pharmacy, with topical therapies.

  • Girl holding teddy bear, child abuse concept

    How to recognise and respond to potential child abuse and neglect Subscription

    20 FEB 2018 15:27 By Lisa Cooper

    In October 2017, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published guidance to support health and social care professionals in recognising and responding to abuse and neglect in young people aged under 18 years. Pharmacists and pharmacy teams should be aware of their roles and responsibilities as outlined in this guidance. 

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