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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, February 2011

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  • cancer patients are spending more time out of hospital and in the community 2011

    Helping cancer patients in the community Subscription

    1 FEB 2011

    Cancer patients are spending more time out of hospital and in the community.

  • Why patients on lithium therapy get a safer deal if they are based in Norfolk Subscription

    1 FEB 2011

    A reduction in patient safety incidents with lithium has helped prevent litigation claims and hospital admissions in Norfolk. Nicola Cree spoke to Tim Anderson, lead clinical pharmacist at Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health Foundation Trust

  • Just started a new job? Or is work a bit tough? You might profit from a mentor Subscription

    1 FEB 2011 By Nina Barnett

    The importance of career support for pharmacists in the current economic and healthcare climate cannot be underestimated and mentoring is a method of helping individuals rise to the challenges they may face in developing themselves and their careers, writes Nina Barnett, Royal Pharmaceutical Society lead for mentoring. She describes how the RPS plans to facilitate mentoring for its members

  • Financial dealings of hospital locum agency HCL under spotlight

    1 FEB 2011 14:22

    Locum agency HCL, which supplies the NHS with locums, including pharmacists, has suspended its finance director and founder following what it calls “serious accounting irregularities”. HCL says that payments to locums are unaffected.

  • Bowel cancer campaign launched

    1 FEB 2011 14:32

    Advertisements to raise awareness of bowel cancer will appear on television, radio and in newspapers in the east and south-west of England for seven weeks from today (31 January) as part of the first Government campaign on the subject.If successful, the “Be clear on cancer” campaign will be rolled out to the rest of the country.

  • The recycle box

    Inhaler recycling pilot launched by Co-operative Pharmacy and GSK

    1 FEB 2011 14:39

    Patients are being encouraged to return their used GSK inhalers to 40 participating Co-operative Pharmacies in South Wales and South-East England for recycling. Pharmacists will be expected to promote the scheme, which the companies say is the first of its type.

  • Boots to launch first independently owned pharmacy in Sweden next month

    1 FEB 2011 15:16

    Alliance Boots plans to open its first independently owned pharmacy in Stockholm, Sweden, next month (March 2011).Healthcare services available will include blood pressure testing and medicines check-ups, Alliance Boots said.

  • Sunscreen (Jakub Jirsák/

    Skin cancer prevention advice published by NICE

    1 FEB 2011 15:29

    Recommendations on how to tailor and deliver advice for preventing skin cancer has been published by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.The guidance advises pharmacists, and others involved in providing skin-related health information, to:

  • Mark Simmonds MP

    Government’s plans for the NHS overcome first Parliamentary hurdle

    1 FEB 2011 15:38

    Health secretary Andrew Lansley’s controversial plans to reform the NHS overcame their first Parliamentary hurdle yesterday (31 January 2011) when the Health and Social Care Bill was passed by 321 votes to 235 at its second reading.

  • David Miller

    Effects of NHS cuts on hospital pharmacy focus of new campaign

    1 FEB 2011 15:44

    Effects of NHS cuts on hospital pharmacy and its impact on the profession and patient care is the subject of a new Royal Pharmaceutical Society monitoring campaign.The RPS is appealing to pharmacists at all levels to email evidence of the effects of the cuts and any resulting changes in working practices — including out-of-hours cover.

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