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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, 6/13 December 2014, Vol 293, No 7839/40

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  • Yakshadevi Kamlesh Patel dies Subscription

    20 NOV 2014 12:01

    On 27 June, Yakshadevi Kamlesh Patel, aged 56, of 15 Alders Close, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 9QQ. Mrs Patel registered in 1980 and left the Society in 2011.

  • Without access to medical records, MURs cannot be conducted properly Subscription

    15 NOV 2014 0:00 By Monty Goldin
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    A medicines use review (MUR) can only be done properly if the pharmacist has access to the medical records of the patient. I believe this is only possible if the MUR is conducted in a doctor’s surgery. I spent three months working in a large medical practice where I had access to the patient’s medical records. With this information, I was able to make a proper assessment of the patient’s needs. Also, community pharmacists are under pressure to meet MUR targets, which doesn’t help because ...

  • Winter pressures funding Subscription

    19 NOV 2014 14:27

    14 November 2014: The government announced that a further £300m is being invested to help the NHS in England deal with winter pressures this year. As part of the announcement, patients are being encouraged to make more use of pharmacists and seek early advice from them. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) featured on a number of news outlets speaking about this story, including Good Morning Britain, Sky News and LBC.

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) puts pressure on drug manufacturers to make clinical trial data publicly accessible

    WHO joins drive to make all clinical trial data publicly available Subscription

    19 NOV 2014 17:03 By Debbie Andalo
    Comments (1)

    The World Health Organization has issued an official statement to encourage pharmaceutical companies to publicly disclose clinical trial results.

  • Wednesday 14 January: West Yorkshire Subscription

    1 DEC 2014 14:01

    Local practice forum event, ’West Yorkshire Local Practice Forum Faculty and Foundation Surgery’. Holiday Inn Brighouse, Coal Pitt lane, Clifton Village, Brighouse, West Yorkshire HD6 4HW. Event 7.30pm, tea from 7pm. Book via RPS website.

  • We must be there for those who are victims of abuse

    14 NOV 2014 By Chris Chapman

    The legacy of abuse can stay with victims for life, writes Chris Chapman, who heard escaped Westboro Baptist Church member Nate Phelps speak last week.

  • UNAIDS sets target of 90% of people with HIV receiving treatment by 2020 Subscription

    20 NOV 2014 12:48

    A fast-track approach is needed over the next five years for the AIDS epidemic to cease to be a global health threat by 2030, according to a report by UNAIDS released on 18 November 2014.

  • george-freeman

    UK government to review access to new medicines and diagnostics Subscription

    21 NOV 2014 16:20 By Tamsin Newton Snow, Janna Lawrence

    Plans may include integrating the health service with life sciences research to bring innovations to patients faster.

  • Tribute for Robert Blyth Subscription

    2 DEC 2014 11:08 By Douglas Simpson

    Robert Blyth was a tough nut. He had to be. Editing a journal for a professional body is no easy task. Even though it has been the policy for many years that The Pharmaceutical Journal should have editorial freedom, it was not a policy that all Council members went along with and not a few of them created trouble of one sort or another. (The Society was governed by a Council, not an Assembly, in those days.) Luckily, Robert managed to ensure that there was never a majority ...

  • Time to fast-track the fight against HIV Subscription

    4 DEC 2014

    There are considerable challenges to address if global HIV/AIDS aspirations are to be accelerated.

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