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Issue : Clinical Pharmacist, 2013

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  • Clinical Pharmacist's monthly news round-up: the top 10 Subscription

    3 SEP 2013 15:18

    What has been happening in the world of pharmacy? The team at Clinical Pharmacist summarises the month’s top 10 clinical pharmacy and NHS stories.

  • Opportunities for recognition

    3 SEP 2013 14:46 By Matthew Wright

    You will have read a fair bit about the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Faculty in the pages of Clinical Pharmacist over the past six months.

  • David Gerrett

    Safety lessons for the new NHS in England Subscription

    3 SEP 2013 14:31 By David Gerrett

    It could be argued that clinical pharmacy has been around ever since people asked the question: “What’s the best medicine for me?” People have routinely sought the opinion of those considered to be medicines experts. Clinical pharmacy is, I believe, a term embracing many of the actions of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to optimise the use of medicines and answer that very question.

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    Increase referrals intelligently and boost access to specialist advice Subscription

    16 JUL 2013 9:03

    Patients with dementia and other mental health conditions are at risk of premature death, longer hospital stays and experiencing frequent adverse events if they are prescribed more than one antipsychotic medicine for their condition.1–3 It is crucial that such patients receive regular specialist review to optimise their therapy and prevent them from harm.4

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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.

  • David Gibson

    Another tool for protecting patients Subscription

    15 JUL 2013 14:08 By David Gibson

    The guidance acknowledges that harm can be, and usually is, avoided if professional colleagues intervene before an error reaches a patient and, furthermore, emphasises the importance of protecting patients from harm by challenging poor prescribing practice.

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    Clinical pharmacists keen to make a valuable contribution Subscription

    15 JUL 2013 13:35

    Looking back over the past few months, Clinical Pharmacist has updated readers on the latest in medicines optimisation, kept them in touch with development of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Faculty and offered food for thought on the next steps for NHS organisations in the wake of the final Francis report.

  • Time to declare your interest Subscription

    15 JUL 2013 12:50 By Matthew Wright

    I reckon the Pharmaceutical Care Awards are the most interesting in pharmacy. First a declaration of interests: I work for PJ Publications, a part of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (the awards are organised jointly by the RPS and The Pharmaceutical Journal, with support from GSK); and I chaired this year’s proceedings, held on 14 June at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, London. So there might be some bias there; but I still believe I’m right, and here is why.

  • Chris Green

    A lot of money for the NHS to spend wisely Subscription

    15 JUL 2013 12:41

    The Department of Health has launched the “Safer hospitals, safer wards” initiative, which sets out a vision of “a fully integrated digital record for patient information across all settings by 2018” in England — a central tenet of which is the patient’s NHS number as a unique identifier.

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