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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, December 2015, Vol 295, No 7884

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  • Diagnosing epilepsy in children and strategies for the selection of appropriate drug treatments. In the image, a 9-year old girl in a magnetoencephalograph (MEG) scanner, which is used to detect neurological disorders such as epilepsy

    Antiepileptic drug treatment in children Subscription

    2 DEC 2015 14:03 By Richard Appleton

    Diagnosing epilepsy in children and strategies for selecting appropriate drug treatments.

  • Pharmacists who work at Boots will have a maximum salary increase of 1.5% under the company’s new pay review system. In the image, Boots pharmacists at the store's medicines counter

    Boots’s pharmacists receive second salary rise as part of market-based award Subscription

    2 DEC 2015 13:44 By Debbie Andalo

    Pharmacists who work at Boots will have a maximum salary increase of 1.5% under the company’s new pay review system.

  • Deaths: Dilip Patel Subscription

    2 DEC 2015 10:21

    On 20 November 2015, Dilip Patel MRPharmS, aged 56, of Bromley, Kent. Mr Patel registered with the Society in 1981. 

  • Deaths: John Antippa Subscription

    1 DEC 2015 16:57

    On 24 November 2015, John Antippa MRPharmS, aged 83, of West Bridgford, Nottingham. Mr Antippa registered with the Society in 1957. 

  • New Society Fellows Subscription

    1 DEC 2015 16:56

    In accordance with the powers vested in it, the Panel of Fellows appointed under Section 4 of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s regulations has designated the following 46 members as Fellows of the Society for distinction in the profession of pharmacy. Julie Dianne Adams Margaret Joan Allan David Phillip Alldred Rena Piyushkumar Amin Reena Shubas Barai David John Bearman Dhiren Ashok Bhatt Sarah Caroline Hume ...

  • A barcoding system for dispensing medicines in 30 care homes in Wales is saving staff time, improving patient safety and reducing medicines waste. In the image, a nurse from Bethany Residential Home, Chepstow, scans a medicine pack with the new system

    Medication barcoding system tested in Welsh care homes improves patient safety Subscription

    1 DEC 2015 16:25 By Gareth Malson

    A pilot project trialling a barcoding system for dispensed medicines administered in care homes in Wales has shown that the system saves staff time, improves patient safety and reduces medicines waste.

  • The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has confirmed that three additional and expensive treatments should be available on the NHS for treating routine hepatitis C infection in some adults. Pictured, micrograph of hepatitis C virus

    NICE extends treatment options for chronic hepatitis C Subscription

    1 DEC 2015 16:19 By Ingrid Torjesen

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended that three additional and expensive treatments should be made available on the NHS to treat routine hepatitis C infection in certain patients.

  • We will not accept a doctor’s contract that is unsafe for patients Subscription

    1 DEC 2015 11:44 By Emma Dyer

    I was delighted to read your editorial ‘Pharmacists must support their junior doctor colleagues’ and would like to thank you for your support. This is a worrying time for the NHS, and the way we are going to protect the NHS we all love is to work together and support each other across disciplines, specialties and levels ...

  • The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has issued a statement defending the regular updates made to the new BNF to add new information and make corrections. In the image, a set of newly designed BNFs

    RPS defends against corrections made to new BNF Subscription

    27 NOV 2015 16:07 By Julia Robinson
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    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has issued a statement defending the regular updates made to the new BNF to add new information and make corrections.

  • Tribute to Harry Esmond Saxby Subscription

    27 NOV 2015 11:12 By Robert Saxby

    Harry was born near Barnsley in 1930 and won a scholarship to Bradford Grammar School in the 1940s. He studied pharmacy at the University of Bradford and qualified as a pharmacist in the early 1950s.

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