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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, 26 September 2015, Vol 295, No 7881

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  • Disciplinary measures are appropriate Subscription

    21 SEP 2015 9:50 By John Turner

    I am amazed at your apparent tolerance of wrong and over prescribing of antibiotics by doctors (The Pharmaceutical Journal

  • 'I Love My Pharmacist' competition Subscription

    21 SEP 2015 9:49

    August to September 2015: A number of regional online and print publications, and broadcast, have featured news about the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s ‘I Love My Pharmacist’ competition, as well as raising awareness of what pharmacists do at the same time. Public voting is open until 29 September 2015 to determine the six regional winners across Great Britain. The competition ...

  • Pharmacist roles in A&E Subscription

    21 SEP 2015 9:46

    9 September 2015: The Guardian online published an article called ‘Can involving pharmacists in A&E shorten waiting times and help doctors?’. Royal Pharmaceutical Society English Pharmacy Board chair Sandra Gidley was quoted and said: “Pharmacists are at the moment largely underutilised within A&E departments. If the results from the West Midlands are replicated widely in Health Education England’s national pilot, it will be overwhelming evidence of the profound impact ...

  • Updated global standards of practice for hospital pharmacists, known as the Basel Statements, have been published by the FIP, to be adopted by pharmacists in different countries. In the image, a pharmacist in a hospital dispensary

    FIP updates global standards for hospital pharmacy Subscription

    19 SEP 2015 11:26

    Updated global standards of practice for hospital pharmacists have been published by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), an organisation that represents more than three million pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists around the world.

  • Duncan Rudkin (pictured), the chief executive of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), said it had decided against rescheduling the CPD timetable because it might confuse registrants

    Five-year review of pharmacists’ CPD to be kept for now, says GPhC Subscription

    19 SEP 2015 11:22

    The pharmacy regulator has decided to keep to the existing five-year cycle for pharmacists to present evidence of their continuing professional development while it works out what the future “call and recall” system should look like. 

  • The UK’s competition watchdog is looking at the proposed acquisition of Sainsbury’s pharmacy business by Lloydspharmacy on the grounds that it may “reduce market competition”. In the image, storefront of Lloyds Pharmacy

    Competition watchdog considers Lloydspharmacy’s acquisition of Sainsbury’s pharmacies Subscription

    18 SEP 2015 15:47

    The UK’s competition watchdog is looking at the proposed acquisition of Sainsbury’s pharmacy business by Lloydspharmacy on the grounds that it may “reduce market competition”.

  • Heidi Alexander has been appointed shadow secretary of state for health by the new leader of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn.

    Corbyn appoints Heidi Alexander as shadow health secretary Subscription

    18 SEP 2015 13:52

    Heidi Alexander has been appointed shadow secretary of state for health by the new leader of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn.

  • The Cancer Drugs Fund is unsustainable in its current form because of overspending and a lack of evidence on the results it yields, reports the NAO. Meg Hillier MP (pictured), chair of the committee of public accounts, the fund cannot continue in the same

    Cancer Drugs Fund needs overhaul, NAO investigation finds Subscription

    18 SEP 2015 12:50 By Emma Wilkinson

    The Cancer Drugs Fund is unsustainable in its current form because of overspending and a lack of evidence on the results it yields, according to a report from the National Audit Office.

  • Vanessa Sherwood (pictured) is a pharmacist and co-ordinator of a new type of mental health service called the Bloom Program at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia

    How mental health is being improved by community pharmacists in Canada Subscription

    18 SEP 2015 11:40 By Saša Jankovic

    Community pharmacists in Canada are delivering a new type of mental health service called the Bloom Program.

  • An analysis of a controversial study into the use of paroxetine in adolescents has re-ignited the debate over the importance of full disclosure of clinical trial data.

    Analysis of paroxetine trial sparks debate over access to trial data Subscription

    18 SEP 2015 8:58 By Emma Wilkinson

    An analysis of a controversial yet influential study into the use of paroxetine in adolescents has reignited the debate over full disclosure of clinical trial data.

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