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Issue : Clinical Pharmacist, 2013

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

    28 MAY 2013 8:12

    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.

  • Valerie Sillio

    How independent must we be? Subscription

    24 MAY 2013 14:11 By Valerie Sillito

    As a supplementary prescriber, I had thrived within the comfort zone of my affiliated medical prescriber and by following our agreed clinical management plan it seemed I could do no wrong. However, I wanted to become an independent prescriber so I could make my own decisions about the patients under my care

  • People moving forward (NI/Dreamstime.com)

    The medicines optimisation revolution gathers pace Subscription

    24 MAY 2013 14:02

    Medicines optimisation is a term with which many readers will be familiar. For the past couple of years it has been a well publicised concept used to describe how pharmacists, and other professionals, can improve patient outcomes by helping patients get the most out of their medicines.

  • Give feedback and get feeds Subscription

    24 MAY 2013 13:22

  • 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

  • Peter Kopelman

    The Faculty is for you Subscription

    24 MAY 2013 13:14 By Peter Kopelman

    Pharmacists’ roles have evolved considerably since my days as a consultant physician and senior lecturer in east London in the 1980s at the time when local formularies were first being developed. My interest in pharmacy originates from the period when I chaired Newham’s district medicines committee, which included both hospital and community pharmacists. I appreciated then the pivotal role pharmacists play in advising and guiding people about appropriate treatments.

  • 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

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

    1 MAY 2013 10:32

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

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