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Issue : Clinical Pharmacist, 2010

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  • Fall in band 6 posts

    2 DEC 2010 6:05

    The number of band 6 pharmacist posts has decreased by 3.5% in the period from May 2009 to May 2010, results of 2010’s “National NHS pharmacy staffing establishment and vacancy survey” reveal.

  • Knowledge and Skills Framework made simpler

    2 DEC 2010 6:05

    A revised Knowledge and Skills Framework, designed to be more user-friendly and flexible than the previous version, has been published by NHS Employers.

  • Mildly symptomatic congestive heart failure

    Eplerenone can improve outcomes in mild CHF

    2 DEC 2010 3:45

    Use of eplerenone for patients with mildly symptomatic congestive heart failure can reduce their risk of cardiovascular death and first admission to hospital for heart failure, say the authors of the EMPHASIS-HF study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (online 14 November 2010).

  • Eating disorders (answers) Subscription

    1 DEC 2010

    Questions October 2010’s Lifelong Learning questions are based on the CLINICAL FOCUS articles on Eating disorders The questions can be viewed/printed This online module is closed

  • Remain focused in unfamiliar territory (David Gibson) Subscription

    1 DEC 2010 12:29

    Studies have shown that 5–10% of hospital admissions in the UK are due to adverse drug reactions. The problem for the acute hospital clinician is how to identify patients who are at risk of these events.

  • Driving quality will help “unprecedented financial position”

    1 DEC 2010 11:40 By Matthew Wright

    The autumn symposium of the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists procurement and distribution interest group was held in Birmingham on 11 November 2010. 

  • Chris Green, Catherine Duggan, Chris Acomb and Ian Bates

    Protect clinical services by collecting the evidence

    1 DEC 2010 10:34

    The autumn residential symposium of the United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association, entitled “Progress in practice”, was held in Daventry on 19–21 November 2010. Kate Towers reports 

  • Sarah Garner

    Getting a NICE deal out of value-based pricing Subscription

    1 DEC 2010 10:06

    Health technology assessments vary globally. In the coming years the price the NHS pays for a drug could better reflect the value it offers  

  • Research has a bright future (Clinical Pharmacist, November 2010) Subscription

    5 NOV 2010 9:01

    History has shown that when it comes to medical research the scientific community does not always get it right. We can highlight, for instance, failings by the pharmaceutical industry in recent years to reveal, fully, data that may raise questions about the safety of certain new drugs.

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