Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, 24/31 May 2014, Vol 292, No 7811/2
For whom the “Bells” toll Subscription
Chairman of the Scottish Pharmacy Board John Cromarty urges pharmacists to learn from the past
What does the EU have to do with me? Subscription
The RPS representative on the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union, Sid Dajani, takes a look at the areas of EU policy that can affect UK pharmacy practice
Ever heard of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome? Subscription
One in 5,000 people has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome — at least twice the number as have sickle cell anaemia, phenylketonuria or haemophilia A. Learn more about it here
A key enabler of our future Subscription
There has been a lot of discussion about pharmacist access to the electronic patient record. This has been acknowledged by health secretary Jeremy Hunt and to date has focused on read-only access to summary care records.
Leading change Subscription
Much has already been discussed in these columns and elsewhere about the opportunity and challenges for our profession and we are not short of strategy documents both within and out-with pharmacy to indicate a direction of travel. So now, we have to ask ourselves how we make the change happen.
One voice, one Society Subscription
It is time that we the pharmacy profession give a wake-up call to the nation. I am concerned about recent hub-and-spoke pharmacy developments not having been discussed fully at the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee, of which I was a member. There is potential of the pharmacist to be put in the situation of losing control of dispensing.
I am fascinated and excited by the actions the Scottish Government is taking for pharmacy. “Prescription for excellence” is a wonderful plan agreed by the Government to ensure all pharmacists qualify, after their graduation, as supplementary or independent prescribers. We must ensure such a plan is implemented in England.
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