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Issue : Clinical Pharmacist, 2013

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  • What to consider when prescribing for lactose-intolerant adults Subscription

    1 JAN 2013

    UK Medicines Information summarises the evidence for this frequently asked question:

  • What leaders can do to help others cope with change Subscription

    1 JAN 2013 By Aamer Safdar

    Last year I was one of three pharmacists selected to undertake the inaugural NHS clinical leadership fellowship programme. If you had asked me what I thought leadership meant before the programme, I would have said that I regarded a leader as being the captain of a ship: someone who has a vision and a crew to implement that vision. Indeed, this ...

  • What does quality look like when it comes to homecare services? Subscription

    31 OCT 2013 12:58 By Matthew Wright

    The market for homecare services has grown substantially over the past decade. But these services come with clinical and financial risks and, until recently, there has been no recognised framework available to describe what a good homecare service should encompass.

  • What could be more liberating than that? Subscription

    3 APR 2013 13:02

    This April Fool’s Day has passed, leaving a newly reformed NHS for England in its wake. For those of you formerly employed by primary care trusts and strategic health authorities, it will have been a long, drawn-out two-and-a-half-plus years. Now you will know where, or whether, your job subsists. Clinical Pharmacist wishes you well.

  • Emma Graham-Clarke

    Weighing your options Subscription

    30 APR 2013 15:12 By Emma Graham-Clarke

    The problem with critical care is that the usual standards and guidance have a tendency to disappear out of the window. Take weights. All patients should be weighed on admission to hospital, which is fine for elective patients and those who are reasonably fit. But this is impracticable for many patients we admit, such as those undergoing resuscitation.

  • Ways to embed medication safety in pharmacy practice Subscription

    24 MAY 2013 12:52

    It is well recognised that medication incidents account for a substantial proportion of patient safety incidents 1,2 and that pharmacists in all sectors of healthcare are central to delivering safer medication practice.3,4

  • Ways to embed medication safety in pharmacy practice Subscription

    24 MAY 2013 13:15

    It is well recognised that medication incidents account for a substantial proportion of patient safety incidents 1,2 and that pharmacists in all sectors of healthcare are central to delivering safer medication practice.3,4

  • Using a “MAP” to steer patients away from medicines-related falls Subscription

    30 APR 2013 12:03

    Falls are an increasingly common complication in patients over the age of 65 years. In 2001, the National Service Framework for Older People dedicated one of its standards to the treatment and prevention of falls, owing to the high costs of falls-associated treatment for the NHS. Despite this, alarming statistics have emerged in recent years:

  • Use of antiretrovirals for post-exposure prophylaxis against HIV Subscription

    1 JAN 2013 By Sharon Byrne, David Annandale

    Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), sometimes called post-exposure prophylaxis following sexual exposure (PEPSE), is the treatment given to people after suspected exposure ...

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    Use a "scaffolding" approach to build your portfolio for assessment Subscription

    16 JUL 2013 8:40

    Pharmacists have never had a clearer picture of what they have to do to advance in their practice. The launch in June 2013 of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Faculty has made is possible for members to have their portfolios assessed and credentials awarded on the basis of their stage of development.

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