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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, February 2011

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  • We need “change agents” and effective leaders Subscription

    17 FEB 2011 17:02

    During this period of health reform in the NHS and change in the pharmacy profession, pharmacists have the potential to further develop their roles as effective leaders and change agentsChijioke Agomo community pharmacist, London 

  • Child taking medicine

    Children’s “specials” need to be more easily available Subscription

    17 FEB 2011 16:46

    Hospitals should be mandated to provide “special” items and funding streams should be set up to provide the resources to do so. This may reduce clinical risk and provide good value for moneyDavid Terry deputy chief pharmacistAnthony Sinclair chief pharmacistboth at Birmingham Children’s Hospital

  • Pharmacy Voice — soloist or choir? Subscription

    17 FEB 2011 16:30

    The Journal asks how Pharmacy Voice will express itself where there is disharmony in its ranks 

  • Colourful pills (Claudio Fichera/

    European fake medicines law will have significant impact for community pharmacists

    17 FEB 2011 16:16

    Measures to prevent counterfeit medicines entering the legal supply chain were approved by the European Parliament yesterday (16 February 2011).

  • Regrettable timing Subscription

    17 FEB 2011 16:03

    Could the General Pharmaceutical Council have timed the announcement of its fees for 2011–12 better? The Journal hopes it might have 

  • PTECO grants 2011 Subscription

    17 FEB 2011

    It is anticipated that the funding will be spread across up to 6 studies. Further information from the PTECO website.The closing date for applications is 25 March 2011.

  • Community practice research grants Subscription

    17 FEB 2011

    A £10,000 bursary to support pharmacists in developing their skills in conducting research relating to community pharmacy practice is now available from the National Pharmacy Association’s Health Education Foundation.

  • Abbott distribution 2011

    17 FEB 2011 14:33

    Abbott will implement a reduced wholesaler distribution model for pharmaceutical, nutritional and diabetes products from 1 March 2011.

  • Drug Tariff Updates: February 2011 prescriptions (updated)

    17 FEB 2011 13:32

    See  Drug Tariff Updates (further updated for February prescriptions)The Department of Health and the National Assembly for Wales have agreed to allow “no cheaper stock obtainable” (NCSO) endorsements for

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