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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, December 2008

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  • Prospectus for professional body “well received”

    9 DEC 2008 11:29

    Early indications suggest a positive response to the prospectus for the new professional body for pharmacy, the Council of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society was told at the December 2008 Council meeting.

  • PJ letters (6 December 2008) Subscription

    5 DEC 2008 23:50

    Letters on the following topics have been published in the 6 December 2008 issue of The Pharmaceutical Journal.The letters pages are available as a downloadable PDF (60K).

  • royal courts on a sunny day

    Assura fails in challenge to overturn PCT refusals to award pharmacy contracts Subscription

    5 DEC 2008 13:56

    Assura Pharmacy Ltd has failed in its appeal court challenge to overturn decisions made by two primary care trusts that prevented it from opening branches in Todmorden, Yorkshire, and Freckleton, Lancashire, although the current regulations came in for criticism from one of the judges on the grounds that it curtailed patient choice.

  • What do pharmacists think of peer review of medicine use reviews?

    5 DEC 2008 12:12

    Abstract AimTo explore pharmacists’ views of peer review as a means of improving the quality of medicines use reviews (MURs).DesignQualitative, focus group based study.Subjects and setting11 self selected community pharmacists and primary care trust pharmacists.

  • First impressions of the professional body Subscription

    5 DEC 2008 12:03

    Perhaps not surprisingly, the first correspondents to The Journal about the professional body are negative: the prospectus does not seem to offer anything new; and the governance arrangements will not be accepted by the profession at large, are two views expressed (p661).

  • A job to suit most tastes Subscription

    5 DEC 2008 11:57

  • Initial views on Transcom’s prospectus

    5 DEC 2008 11:19

    The Journal approached pharmacists from the main sectors of the profession, some well known, others just registered, for their initial views on the Transitional Committee’s prospectus for the new professional body. Here are their responses 

  • Planning the pharmacy workforce: Will pharmacists stay in pharmacy? Subscription

    4 DEC 2008 19:36

    In the fourth of five articles on the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s pharmacy workforce survey, David Guest, Ali Budjanovcanin and Patricia Oakley explore the mobility of pharmacists and, in particular, whether they are likely to leave the profession 

  • Industrial pharmacists survey 2008 Subscription

    4 DEC 2008 19:06

  • Pharmacist recruitment and retention (2008) Subscription

    4 DEC 2008 18:58

    Pharmacy employers will be watching with interest how the output from the new schools of pharmacy will affect the supply of pharmacists, their salary levels and their retention, particularly for those working in the community and hospital sectors.Ailsa Colquhoun investigates in a special feature on pharmacist recruitment and retention

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