Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, January 2013
£5.45bn ring-fenced public health budget announced Subscription
Public health budgets in England will be ring-fenced for two years from April 2013 and control handed to local authorities, health secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed yesterday (10 January 2013).
Advice to give on winter vomiting bug (norovirus) Subscription
A. This sounds like it could be a case of norovirus infection which, according to the latest Health Protection Agency information, is on the increase — so far there are 72 per cent more cases than there were last year.1 In previous years ...
An unsavoury tale? Subscription
A pinch of salt here and there can bring even the blandest meal to life. But it is a fact that eating too much salt can be bad for you. Our readers do not need to be told about the harmful effects of consuming too much salt. However, the risks do need to be emphasised to the public.
Anaemia in kidney disease explained Subscription
The UK Renal Association (UKRA) has advised GPs that eGFR in a healthy young adult is around 100ml/min/1.73m2. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is categorised as a sustained reduction in glomerular filtration rate (although an eGFR above 60ml/min/1.73m2 is not considered CKD unless there is other evidence of kidney damage). ...
Appointments: CPA Subscription
Jonathon Mason, FRPharmS, has been appointed the new operations director for the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association. Mr Mason is a senior primary care pharmacist and currently pharmacy lead for the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement’s dementia call for action. He started his new role on 16 January 2013.
Appointments: CQC chairman Subscription
David Prior has been appointed chairman of the Care Quality Commission. Mr Prior is currently chairman of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust. He will take up the post on 28 January 2013.
Appointments: NICE chairman Subscription
David Haslam has been appointed chairman of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Professor Haslam is currently the national clinical adviser to the Care Quality Commission, chairman of the NICE evidence accreditation advisory board and an expert member of the NHS national quality board.
Appointments: Pharmacist Support Subscription
As of 1 January 2013 Steve Churton, FRPharmS, takes over as chairman of the board of trustees of Pharmacist Support. Peter Noyce, FRPharmS, joins him as vice-chairman and Richard Fass as treasurer. Hamish Borno, MRPharmS, Christine Miles, MRPharmS, and Sally Atkinson have been newly appointed to the board.
Appointments: Roche Subscription
Roche has appointed Jayson Dallas as its new general manager in the UK. Dr Dallas took over leadership of the company on 2 January 2013 and will be based at the organisation’s Welwyn Garden City site.
Appointments: UKCPA chairman Subscription
Mark Borthwick, MRPharmS, has been appointed chairman of the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association. Mr Borthwick is a consultant pharmacist in critical care at John Radcliffe Hospital. He was previously chairman of the Critical Care Group from 2008 to 2011.