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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, December 2016, Vol 297, No 7896

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  • Imagery of mental illness: woman sits on stairs looking out to sea

    What can pharmacists do to improve the physical health of people with mental illness? Subscription

    16 DEC 2016 12:56 By David Branford, Dolly Sud

    David Branford, member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) English Pharmacy Board, and Dolly Sud, specialist mental health pharmacist Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, explain the importance of the role of pharmacists in improving the physical well-being of patients with severe mental illness.

  • General view of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society library

    A browse around the RPS library Subscription

    16 DEC 2016 11:16 By Julia Robinson

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society library first opened its doors in 1841. Here, Julia Robinson delves into the collection’s history and speaks to its current librarians about how it developed in recent years.

  • Pharmacy mortar and pestle with powdered 2016

    The people behind the biggest pharmacy stories of 2016

    15 DEC 2016 14:00
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    In our review of 2016, The Pharmaceutical Journal highlights the people behind the biggest pharmacy stories of the past 12 months. These are men and women who we considered to be the most strongly connected with the news stories that had the biggest impact on our readers.

  • Image of a movable barrier representing access denied

    Reclassifying emergency hormonal contraception levonorgestrel from a pharmacy to general sale medicine is not the answer Subscription

    15 DEC 2016 13:20

    Instead of making levonorgestrel available to purchase in any retail outlet without medical advice, it would be better to improve emergency hormonal contraception consultations, lower the price of the medicine and make it more easily accessible via national patient group directions.

  • Images of 2016 highlights of CPD and learning

    Highlights of CPD and learning in 2016 Subscription

    15 DEC 2016 10:48 By Natasha Leeson

    Try our clinical quiz, with questions taken from this year’s learning and CPD articles, and check your knowledge of subjects ranging from antimicrobial therapy to bipolar disorder.

  • Infographic showing a decade of community pharmacy funding in England and timeline of events

    A decade of community pharmacy funding in England Subscription

    15 DEC 2016 10:00 By Dawn Connelly

    Community pharmacies in England dispense 174 million more prescription items annually than in 2010, a figure that is predicted to rise further. Despite this, total funding for the community pharmacy contract is heading back towards 2010 levels.

  • Papers with statistical data

    A basic introduction to statistics Subscription

    14 DEC 2016 16:50 By James E. De Muth, Erik C. Burns

    Pharmacists and healthcare professionals involved in research and report writing should have an understanding of basic statistical methods that can be applied to study data and used in reporting research results.

  • Donald Trump during his acceptance speech as the Republican candidate for the US presidency

    What impact president-elect Donald Trump will have on the US healthcare system Subscription

    13 DEC 2016 17:50 By William Seligman

    William Seligman takes a look at what might happen to the US healthcare system and pharma under a Trump presidency.

  • Calligraphy by Mark Borthwick

    How your hobbies can boost your career Subscription

    12 DEC 2016 13:55 By Steve Hemsley
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    Steve Hemsley investigates the interesting hobbies of pharmacists and how the skills they gain translate into career skills.

  • Tribute to Bernard Gerald Sinclair Subscription

    9 DEC 2016 16:25 By Ronald Shear

    Bernard qualified under the old Chemist & Druggist examination, and registered with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in 1950. His first position was as a manager with Timothy White & Taylor, now defunct. He left there in 1952 and opened his first pharmacy in Ben Johnson Road, which he later relocated to Salmon Lane, both in East London. During these years he was a mentor to several preregistration students. In 1973, he sold that pharmacy and opened another in South Audley Street.

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