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hospital pharmacy connection

Building vital connections between hospital and homeSubscription

Communication between hospital and community pharmacists when patients are discharged is often absent, which can have a detrimental impact on patients’ health. The transfers of care around medicines — or ‘TCAM’ — scheme is beginning to change this, but there are several obstacles to overcome.

Case-based learning: recognising sepsis

Case-based learning: recognising sepsis

Sepsis can lead to organ failure and death. However, early diagnosis and recognition in the pharmacy may help prevent these potentially fatal consequences.

pharmacy night

How to ensure your safety when working aloneSubscription

Pharmacy professionals give their thoughts and advice to a locum pharmacist required to work alone at night.

Focus on Cold & flu

In collaboration with GSK, this campaign aims to provide pharmacists with the tools to help their pharmacy teams deliver a consistent level of care, putting self-care and antimicrobial stewardship at the centre of cold and flu consultations for the benefit of patients.

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Should online pharmacies be allowed to dispense opioids?

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Writing competition 2019

And the winners are...

Some patients teach a valuable lesson that endures for an entire professional career, and in 2019, The Pharmaceutical Journal challenged pharmacists to describe the patient who changed their practice, in no more than 500 words. And they did not disappoint. We were pleased to receive so many brilliant entries from pharmacists, and those in training, and we hope you enjoy reading our selection of the best.

Read the winning entries here

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Special report

Digital pharmacy

Throughout July, The Pharmaceutical Journal will analyse the drive to use digital technology in pharmacy. We will publish a series of articles looking at whether new technologies are freeing up time and improving safety, or whether they are blocking the human interaction essential for good patient care. #digitalpharmacy