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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, May 2012

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  • Hospital work experience: electronic discharging on the stroke and cancer wards

    30 MAY 2012 By Helen Caley

    I spent some time with a senior technician, a directorate pharmacist and a pharmacist new to the hospital who were discharging patients.  We therefore went to many different wards validating electronic discharge notices (eDN) which entailed checking that the medication and the doses were suitable and that the patients had enough of everything to take home/at home and if not the dispensary would arrange more supplies for them. The hospital aims to send patients home with a minimum of ...

  • The problem with generic atypical antipsychotics Subscription

    30 MAY 2012

    From Mrs C. L. Feetam, MRPharmS

  • Cutting payments for vital service runs real risks of reduced safety Subscription

    30 MAY 2012

    From Miss R. Blackie, MRPharmSA mixture of annoyance, frustration and, above all, concern were the emotions that ran through me when I received information about how much pharmacies stand to lose for dispensing methadone (PJ, 26 May 2012, p634).

  • Global standardisation Subscription

    30 MAY 2012

    From Mr M. F. A. Yee, MRPharmS

  • Headquarters premises should remain in London Subscription

    30 MAY 2012

    From Mr. J. Ferguson, FRPharmS

  • My Conference Notes: A collection of images

    29 MAY 2012

    How time flies! Coming to a year since the last RPS Conference. There is also the small matter of a Board Election going on right now. This is the last instalment of my conference notes (I promised 5 and I like to keep my promises). This is just going to be a

  • Wales says no to creating a cancer drugs fund

    29 MAY 2012 10:42

    Wales will not follow England in creating a cancer drugs fund, health minister Lesley Griffiths has announced. She said such a fund would create "unacceptable inequalities" in the health system, and that many clinicians believe it would take money away from "other services and equally deserving diseases".

  • Professional doctorates in public health

    28 MAY 2012

    Professional doctorates in public health From Dr S Anderson, PhD, FRPharmS

  • A Brief Bell’s Palsy

    28 MAY 2012 By Brendan Fraser

    I was chatting to my friend on the phone recently and to my surprise, he told me he had been diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy. I had no idea what this condition was and scrutinised him. Apparently the condition has left him with a droopy eye (to which I suggested he get a pirate patch) and bit of Frankenstein face (probably an improvement – no offense mate).  In all seriousness, the conditions symptoms could indicate a patient ...

  • Hearing test campaign in Scotland

    28 MAY 2012 10:21

    Community pharmacists in Scotland have launched a campaign to publicise a five-minute test people can take to discover whether they have hearing problems. More than 120 pharmacies will display posters advertising the free test, which is available from Action Hearing Loss.

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