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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, November 2012

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  • Red tape being cut by scissors (Christian Delbert Dreamstime)

    Pharmaceutical regulations under the spotlight Subscription

    20 NOV 2012 15:15

    Regulations relating to pharmaceutical needs assessments, repeat dispensing schemes, pharmacist independent prescribing and local pharmaceutical services are taking their turn in the spotlight for the Government’s Red Tape Challenge. The Government wants to hear views on which of over 500 regulations should be scrapped, which should be kept and which could be improved.

  • The Role of a Pharmacist

    20 NOV 2012 By Brendan Fraser

    This is funny to admit at this stage of my pre-registration year, but I do not fully understand the role of a pharmacist. Those of you who read my blogs may be thinking – “why?” Surely after four years at university and four months of pre-registration training I should understand the role of the pharmacist. But the truth is I don’t, and here’s why.

  • Beat antibiotic resistance, before it beats us

    19 NOV 2012

    Yesterday, November 18th, marked European Antibiotic Awareness Day, which aimed to raise awareness of the threats imposed by antibiotic resistance and irresponsible antibiotic prescribing. Several campaigns took place across Europe where focus was taken to educate health professionals about the health crisis that is antibiotic resistance.

  • Do people really know what we do?

    19 NOV 2012 By Emily Hardaker

    Recently when I was wasting time on the internet, I stumbled across an article on the Times Higher Education website. It was written by one Kevin Smith of the University of Abertay Dundee about another article discussing the increasing numbers of students studying pharmacy in the UK.

  • Roll-out of telehealth to start next year Subscription

    19 NOV 2012 15:58

    Telehealth will benefit 100,000 people with long-term conditions next year, health secretary Jeremy Hunt announced at an Age UK conference last week (14 November 2012). He said that seven pathfinders, including clinical commissioning groups, would negotiate with suppliers to provide the NHS with the technology and services needed at no upfront cost.

  • Paul Gimson

    RPS in Wales calls for pharmacy to be at heart of chronic conditions care Subscription

    19 NOV 2012 15:53

    Community pharmacy should be integrated into a coordinated service for chronic conditions management, including diabetes, to ensure the best possible care for people living with chronic conditions, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has told Welsh politicians.

  • Patient notes

    18 NOV 2012 By Sophie Khatib

  • BPSA conference: Pennine area

    18 NOV 2012 By Sara Valente

    The Pennine area BPSA conference took place this Saturday (17thNovember) at Manchester University, which boasted a sold out event with topspeakers. Annie Sellers – a fourth year pharmacy student at Manchester University –

  • Make sure patients know how long to self treat, says PAGB Subscription

    16 NOV 2012 14:11

    Pharmacists should make sure people know how long to self treat coughs and colds before visiting their GP, according to the Proprietary Association of Great Britain. Ahead of European Antibiotic Awareness Day on Sunday (18 November 2012), the PAGB is reminding pharmacists that many people give up on self-treatment of minor ailments and visit their doctor too early.

  • Older people and lots of pharmacy

    16 NOV 2012 By Ayla Atalar

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