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Issue : Clinical Pharmacist, 2013

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  • Six ways to get your portfolio Faculty-ready Subscription

    29 APR 2013 16:05 By Matthew Wright

    The RPS Faculty will give pharmacists the tools they need to develop and a system for recognising advanced practice.

  • Discover new opportunities Subscription

    29 APR 2013 15:46

    Some diseases are managed today pretty much the same way that they were 30 years ago. But for most conditions there have been improved diagnostic techniques, modernised surgical interventions, new pharmacological options, updated approaches to monitoring treatment and so on. Management of medical conditions does not stand still and that is certainly true in the case of hepatitis C.

  • The end of postcode prescribing for cancer Subscription

    29 APR 2013 15:40

    One of the original drivers for the formation in 2000 of what was then the National Institute for Clinical Excellence was to eliminate the variation in access to new expensive cancer medicines that had been dubbed "postcode prescribing". Variation in access to high-cost drugs for cancer seems to have been in the public eye ever since.

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

    4 APR 2013 10:08

    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.

  • Rachel Hall

    "Here you go, take these tablets — there’s little point in saying that Subscription

    3 APR 2013 14:14 By Rachel Hall

    Over the years I have certainly had some tricky patients. Often they have been in denial about their diagnosis of, say, type 2 diabetes or hypertension or not wanting to take medicines when they are clearly indicated. 

  • Discuss patients' perceptions of treatment to tackle non-adherence Subscription

    3 APR 2013 13:51

    In 2006–07 the NHS in England spent £10.6bn on medicines. However, around £300m worth of prescription medicines are wasted in England per year and up to 50% of medicines prescribed for long-term conditions are not taken as recommended.1,2

  • 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.

  • Look on the bright side Subscription

    3 APR 2013 10:18

    Pharmacists are their own worst critics. We hear that up to 50% of patients don’t take their medicines as intended, we read about £300m in wasted medicines (with £150m of that avoidable) and we learn that some 5–8% of hospital admissions are because of adverse effects of drugs. And what do pharmacists do? We look at our practice to see where we have gone wrong.

  • Care must trump cash Subscription

    26 FEB 2013 21:10

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