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Thrush: detection and management in community pharmacy

Pharmacists can provide treatment and advice for this common yeast infection.

People in queue on top of pill

Let’s be honest about the new medicine serviceSubscription

We need to be sure whether the community pharmacy service works or not before expanding it to new patients.

Social media, concept

Words from the wise: tips for new pharmacistsSubscription

The Pharmaceutical Journal asked experienced pharmacists on Twitter to give their advice to recently qualified pharmacists starting their new jobs in August 2018 using the hashtag #tipsfornewpharmacists. Here are some of the best responses.

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Writing competition 2018

And the winners are ...

We challenged pharmacists to write 500 words on what they thought the future held for their profession and you did not disappoint. The entries varied hugely, from think pieces scoping a new direction for the profession, to chilling dystopias in which pharmacy, and even medicines, no longer exist. We were delighted to receive so many high-quality entries from pharmacists, and those in training, and hope you enjoy reading our selection of the best ones.

Read the winning entries here

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Should every GP practice have a pharmacist?

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Thrush spores

Thrush: detection and management in community pharmacy

Pharmacists can provide treatment and advice for this common yeast infection.

Microphone on a stand in front of an audience

Getting started in public engagement: how to deliver effective talks and presentationsSubscription

There are many benefits to public engagement, for the pharmacist delivering the activity as well as for the audience. This article covers the practical aspects that should be considered before getting started.

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Social media, concept

Words from the wise: tips for new pharmacistsSubscription

The Pharmaceutical Journal asked experienced pharmacists on Twitter to give their advice to recently qualified pharmacists starting their new jobs in August 2018 using the hashtag #tipsfornewpharmacists. Here are some of the best responses.

Claire Wynn Anderson, academic, pharmacy education advocate and chair of the 2018 FIP World Congress host committee

Claire Anderson: snorkeling, multitasking and FIPSubscription

A minute in the company of the academic, pharmacy education advocate and chair of the 2018 FIP World Congress host committee.

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Robbie Turner, director of pharmacy and member experience at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)

Pharmacists in care homes could save NHS £135m, says RPS's Robbie Turner

Robbie Turner, director of pharmacy and member experience at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, wrote to all 44 sustainability and transformation partnership leads to reiterate how the pharmacy sector should be embedded in STP implementation plans and working groups.

Paul Bennett, chief executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Paul Bennett: 'Pharmacy has a strong and vibrant future'

After a year as chief executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Paul Bennett reflects on his first 12 months in office and the Society’s plans moving forward.

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Biosimilars, humira, adalimumab

Preparing for the big biologic switch

With blockbuster biologic adalimumab coming off patent in October 2018, pharmacists should be ready to switch patients to the best-value biologic as alternatives become available.

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Web therapy: how pharmacists are leading the way on telehealthSubscription

A solution developed to deliver clinical pharmacy services to remote dispensing GP practices in Scotland is being used as a model to expand telehealth services across the rest of NHS Highland. 

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Brain activity in Parkinson's disease, SPECT scans

Parkinson’s disease: management and guidanceSubscription

An overview of Parkinson’s disease management, including discussion of the updated National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines.

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CPD Learning for Pharmacists

A new series of ebooks from The Pharmaceutical Journal. The first book in the series focuses on the care of older patients.

A quick guide to medical cannabis infographic

A quick guide to medical cannabisSubscription

With medical cannabis now legal in 44 countries around the world, and the UK likely to follow suit, here is what pharmacists need to know.

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Special report

Promoting self-care this summer

Pharmacists are well placed to help patients take care of themselves — from advising on sun protection and skin cancer risk to offering tips on managing hayfever. Read The Pharmaceutical Journal's special report on self-care and help patients in your community pharmacy to help themselves stay well this summer.

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