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  • Patient suffering from aphasia aphasia during speech therapy session

    How to support people with aphasia with medicines optimisation Subscription

    13 FEB 2018 10:02 By Nina Barnett, Paresh Parmar

    Aphasia is a communication disability, most often caused by stroke, which occurs when the language centres of the brain are damaged. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals should be aware of how the communication needs of people with aphasia vary based on the severity of the condition, and how they can best provide support with medicines optimisation.

  • Scanning electron microscope of lung tissue

    Diagnosis and management of hospital-acquired pneumonia in older adults Subscription

    6 FEB 2018 By Shilpa Jethwa
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    Hospital‑acquired pneumonia increases the length of in-patient hospital stay and is associated with high mortality rates, particularly in older people. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals need to know how to diagnose and manage the condition, and be cognisant of the gaps in the evidence base.

  • Dentures

    Advising denture wearers in community pharmacy Subscription

    23 JAN 2018 12:18 By David Radford, Nairn H F Wilson

    Community pharmacy is ideally placed to provide first-line advice and support for patients experiencing issues with their dentures. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals should be aware of the common problems patients encounter and be able to recommend products that may be beneficial to relieve any symptoms they are experiencing. 

  • Senior woman speaks to a pharmacist about menopause

    Treatment options for menopausal symptoms Subscription

    Pharmacists and healthcare professionals can provide a patient-centred approach to advising women about the menopause, and provide robust information about the risks and benefits of menopause hormone treatment that will allow patients to make an informed choice about how to relieve their symptoms.

  • Illustration of critical care concept

    Developing the role of the critical care pharmacist Subscription

    15 JAN 2018 11:13 By Steve Hemsley

    The evolution of the critical care pharmacist — from lone practitioner to integral multidisciplinary team member.

  • 3D scan showing brain haemorrhage stroke

    Stroke: classification and diagnosis Subscription

    10 JAN 2018 By Paresh Parmar

    In light of the many pressures currently facing the NHS, as well as an ever increasing ageing population, pharmacists and healthcare professionals should be aware of the risk factors for stroke, its classification and diagnosis.

  • Dipstick showing urinary tract infection urinary tract infection (UTI)

    NHS Grampian project: treating uncomplicated lower urinary tract infection in community pharmacy Subscription

    9 JAN 2018 15:20 By Caroline Hind

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common conditions seen in female patients in general practice (GP) and account for 1–3% of all GP consultations each year in the UK. Over-the-counter (OTC) treatments for UTIs currently available in community pharmacy only attempt to relieve symptoms, and do not address the bacterial infection. The Grampian project was developed to provide treatment of uncomplicated UTIs through community pharmacies by means of a Patient Group Direction ...

  • January 2017

    2017: the year in pharmacy Subscription

    14 DEC 2017 15:05 By Dawn Connelly

    Against a backdrop of political inertia caused by a surprise general election and protracted Brexit negotiations, pharmacy has been grappling with some major issues of its own, including supervision of medicines’ supply, professional revalidation and decriminalisation of dispensing errors (see 2017: ...

  • Adult woman with Down's Syndrome

    The implications of the Montgomery judgment on pharmacy practice and patients with learning disability Subscription

    28 NOV 2017 15:03 By Danielle Adams, Claudia Carr

    The judgment in Montgomery v Lanarkshire (Scotland) 2015 introduced a new definition of informed consent which has implications for all healthcare professionals. This article focuses specifically on the implications for pharmacy practice and patients with learning disability. During consultations, both pharmacist prescribers and non-prescribing pharmacists must adhere to the provisions of the judgment to ensure patients provide informed consent. Particular issues arise where patients ...

  • Helping hands and people talking

    Supporting the supporter Subscription

    27 NOV 2017 15:40 By Ingrid Torjesen
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    With ever increasing stressors placed on the healthcare sector, it is important that pharmacy professionals are able to look after their own health and wellbeing. But who can pharmacy professionals turn to when they are the ones in need of support? 

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