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Issue : Clinical Pharmacist, 2010

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  • Get out what you put in (Clinical Pharmacist, December 2010) Subscription

    3 DEC 2010 9:05

    Get involved. For busy professionals that’s often easier said than done. Yet for those pharmacists who throw themselves into professional activities the expression “you only get out what you put in” will certainly ring true.

  • Guild Matters (December 2010) Subscription

    2 DEC 2010 10:29

    See Guild Matters  Topics include

  • Spotlight on medicines: Denosumab Subscription

    2 DEC 2010

  • Negotiations

    On-call negotiations — get involved now

    2 DEC 2010 7:02

    Pharmacists need to get to grips with the newly published principles for on-call payments and become involved in negotiating local arrangements  

  • Antimicrobial pharmacy conference held in Lancashire

    2 DEC 2010 6:05

    Antimicrobial pharmacists in the north west of England staged their first conference on 9 November 2010 in Lancashire.

  • Improved blood pressure control with pharmacist input

    2 DEC 2010 6:05

    The addition of pharmacists to the primary healthcare team increased the number of patients with type II diabetes achieving blood pressure control in a Canadian study, published online in Diabetes Care (7 October 2010).

  • Trastuzumab approved by NICE for gastric cancer

    2 DEC 2010 6:05

    Trastuzumab, in combination with cisplatin and capecitabine or 5-fluorouracil, has been approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence for the treatment of HER2-positive metastatic gastric cancer.

  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society calls for evidence

    2 DEC 2010 6:05

    Evidence supporting the value of pharmacy services is needed for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society to lobby effectively, according to chief executive of the RPS Helen Gordon.Mrs Gordon was speaking at a question and answer session held recently at University College London Hospital and attended by senior and chief pharmacists from the NHS.

  • Preliminary data for rivaroxaban vs warfarin in AF

    2 DEC 2010 6:05

    Rivaroxaban is non-inferior to warfarin for the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to preliminary results of the ROCKET-AF study, presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Chicago (13–17 November 2010).

  • Sorafenib given with doxorubicin could benefit liver cancer patients

    2 DEC 2010 6:05

    Adding sorafenib to treatment with doxorubicin increases the time to disease progression for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) compared with doxorubicin alone, according to a phase II study published in JAMA (2010;304:2154).

  • 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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