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Issue : Clinical Pharmacist, 2010

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  • Not such a simple request after all (Christine Dixon) Subscription

    26 AUG 2010 11:02

    As an independent prescriber, I am often asked by nurses to prescribe laxatives and antacids. These requests, which often seem simple on the surface, can be complex, and prompt clinical intervention is sometimes required.  

  • Score for patients, loss for the NHS (Clinical Pharmacist, July/August 2010) Subscription

    16 JUL 2010 14:54

    We now have evidence that patient access schemes are overly burdensome for the NHS and that some organisations are struggling to administer the schemes and secure the money that is owed to them by manufacturers (ORIGINAL PAPER, p268).

  • A report into the uptake of patient access schemes in the NHS Subscription

    16 JUL 2010

    ObjectivesTo assess the impact of the introduction of patient access schemes (PASs) for cancer medicines on front-line NHS staff

  • How independent prescribing can be nurtured in primary care Subscription

    16 JUL 2010

    By ensuring that chronic conditions are diagnosed and managed appropriately pharmacists can play a major part in improving patients’ health. But first they need to demonstrate their value to local GPs 

  • Pounds

    In the NHS a QIPP is no joke

    16 JUL 2010 6:07

    New commercial support units will help achieve efficiencies in drug purchasing Tough financial times are making their mark on the NHS as much as any institution — arguably more so with the expectation that the NHS will deliver £15–20bn of efficiency savings over the next few years.

  • Raising the standards for pharmacy practice Subscription

    16 JUL 2010 6:02

    How will the new pharmacy regulator ensure that registered pharmacists are fit to practise??The standards are a work in progress 

  • Macular degeneration

    Bevacizumab data not fully applicable to NHS

    15 JUL 2010 6:09

    New data on the use of bevacizumab for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have limited applicability to current clinical practice, according to the UK Ophthalmic Pharmacy Group.   

  • Momentum builds for critical care accreditation

    15 JUL 2010 6:09

    Plans to generate a system to accredit pharmacists working in critical care have been given a boost with the successful development of a competency assessment process.

  • Angiotensin-II receptor blockers could increase cancer risk

    15 JUL 2010 6:06

    Angiotensin-II receptor blockers (ARBs) are associated with a modest increase in risk of new cancer diagnoses according to a meta-analysis published online in The Lancet Oncology (14 June 2010).

  • Heart

    Debate continues over statins for primary prevention

    15 JUL 2010 6:05

    Use of statins for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been called into question by the authors of two papers published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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