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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, December 2008

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  • Joan Leech Dean (Death notice) Subscription

    4 DEC 2008

    On 9 November 2008, Joan Leech Dean, MRPharmS, aged 92, of 179 Bitham Lane, Stretton, Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire DE13 0HB.Mrs Dean registered in 1938.TributesMIKE BRUNT (past member of the Pharmaceutical Society’s Council) writes:

  • Law and ethics bulletin (6 December 2008) Subscription

    4 DEC 2008

    Non-medical prescribing and mixing of medicines in palliative careFollowing a number of enquiries, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a statement regarding the prescribing of licensed medicines intended to be mixed together before administration via a syringe driver.

  • Medicines, ethics and practice | December 2008 amendments Subscription

    4 DEC 2008

    In the first issue of each month, The Journal updates the guidance on the legal status of medicines published in the 32nd edition (July 2008) of ‘Medicines, ethics and practice: a guide for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians’.The amendments are given in bold type when added to the list and repeated each month in light type.

  • New fellows (November 2008)

    4 DEC 2008 10:12

    In accordance with the powers vested in it, the panel of fellows appointed under Section 12 of the Regulations has designated the following 8 members as fellows of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

  • Why a pharmacist feedback system is better than using simulated patients Subscription

    4 DEC 2008 9:59

    The Which? report and the Daily Mail mystery shopping experience in community pharmacies has been widely discussed and the views that have been expressed towards the mystery shopper or “simulated patient” concept by some of the profession have been starkly hostile (PJ, 8 November 2008, p535).

  • Technician awards Subscription

    3 DEC 2008

    The winners of the TEVA Academy North West Preregistration Trainee Pharmacy Technician of the year awards (2008) have been announced.Natalie O’Brien, Royal Oldham Hospital, was named best academic achiever.Zoe McGuirk, Royal Bolton Hospital, was the winner of the best personal development and achievement award.

  • Patient confidentiality (Wales)

    3 DEC 2008 17:57

    A new website and online guide has been launched to help NHS Wales staff to protect patient confidentiality.The new guide is entitled “Caldicott: principles into practice”

  • PharmacyHealthLink moves

    3 DEC 2008 17:53

    PharmacyHealthLink has moved offices.The new address is 28 Portland Place, London W1B 1DE.The new contact details are:tel 020 7291 8372fax 020 7291 8379e-mail info@phlink.org.uk

  • Medicines and devices

    3 DEC 2008 17:50

    The NHS dictionary of medicines and devices (dm+d) now includes alginate raft-forming oral suspension, which will be listed as alginate raft-forming oral suspension sugar free.

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