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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, 4/11 January 2014, Vol 292, No 7791/2

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  • Christmas competition winner Subscription

    10 JAN 2014 10:22

    Ruth Shaw, MRPharmS, from Bolton, is the winner of our mystery object quiz (PJ, 21/28 December 2013, pp660–1) and will receive a £25 Marks & Spencer voucher and British Society for the History of Pharmacy bone china mug.

  • Consultation: Ustekinumab Subscription

    10 JAN 2014 10:15

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has launched a consultation on draft guidance for ustekinumab (Stelara). The draft guidance proposes to not recommend the use of ustekinumab for treating active psoriatic arthritis in adults when the response to previous non-biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drug therapy has been inadequate. The consultation is available on the NICE website until 17 January 2014.

  • Consultation: Asthma

    10 JAN 2014 10:12

    The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network has launched a consultation on the updated draft British guideline on the management of asthma. The guideline is open for comment on the SIGN website until 17 January 2014.

  • Resource: Medicines storage Subscription

    10 JAN 2014 10:10

     The Scottish Government has published a document highlighting relevant legislative standards, best practice and patient safety recommendations that apply to the safe and secure storage of medicines in hospital wards. The document is available from the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates section of the NHS Scotland website.

  • Resource: Apps for pharmacy Subscription

    10 JAN 2014 10:06

    The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education has released the third edition of the “Apps for pharmacy” guide as a free download for all healthcare professionals. The guide is available from the CPPE website.

  • Resource: Adverse drug reactions Subscription

    10 JAN 2014 10:05

    Nursing Times Learning and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency have launched a free interactive learning unit for nurses about adverse drug reactions and the yellow card scheme. The module is available on the Nursing Times Learning website.

  • RPS & Gazette (4/11 January 2014) Subscription

    9 JAN 2014 13:38

    This week’s Your RPS

  • Time to reflect

    8 JAN 2014 16:25

    The turn of the year is always a time for reflection: a time to take stock of personal and professional aspirations, pursuits and achievements.

  • Clinical academic research funding a boon

    8 JAN 2014 16:20

    A barrier to undertaking postgraduate study is often money — this and knowing where to start.

  • A representation of the feasible systems for transfer of patient information between care settings

    Why pharmacist access to patients’ records is essential for excellence Subscription

    8 JAN 2014 16:10 By Janna Lawrence
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    Janna Lawrence explores why access to electronic patient records could be the key to developing a more clinical role for pharmacists practising in England

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