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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, January 2013

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  • Elderly woman taking a pill (Sandor Kacso/

    Pharmacy projects benefit from Health Foundation funding Subscription

    24 JAN 2013 10:40

    Three multidisciplinary healthcare projects with core pharmacy involvement have won funding from The Health Foundation as part of its 2013–14 Shine programme.

  • Round we go again Subscription

    23 JAN 2013 14:05

    Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that he wants the NHS to be paperless by 2018. This, he has said, will save billions, improve services and help meet the challenges of an ageing population. Mr Hunt set out his vision in a speech to the Policy Exchange last week.

  • Gazette (26 January 2013) (RPS members only) Subscription

    23 JAN 2013

    This week's Gazette page of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society can be viewed as a PDF.Announcements include: renewals, diary, deaths and about people

  • Bodley and his library

    23 JAN 2013 By Prospector

    Sir Thomas Bodley, who died 400 years ago this week, was a diplomat and scholar, but probably his greatest achievement was refounding the library at Oxford, later named in his honour. Bodley introduced ideas and practices to the Bodleian that still benefit modern libraries.

  • US addiction epidemic

    23 JAN 2013 By Prospector

  • Mystery of Jane Austen’s fatal illness

    23 JAN 2013 By Prospector

  • Young person with carer and healthcare professional (Lisa F Young_Dreamstime)

    Patients’ needs at centre of NICE guideline on psychosis Subscription

    23 JAN 2013 10:19

    Patients’ needs are at the centre of a new National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence clinical guideline on psychosis and schizophrenia in children and young people, according to a leading psychiatric pharmacist.

  • Cartoon people holding giant cogs (Paperboat1983/

    Measures to improve outcomes through inter-professional working set out by APPG Subscription

    22 JAN 2013 16:48

    Opportunities for pharmacists to work more closely with other healthcare professionals to improve patient outcomes have been highlighted to pharmacy minister Earl Howe in a letter from Kevin Barron MP, chairman of the All-Party Pharmacy Group.

  • ECG of atrial fibrillation (Alila07 | Dreamstime)

    Device that detects atrial fibrillation endorsed by NICE Subscription

    22 JAN 2013 16:44

    A device that can detect atrial fibrillation (AF) while blood pressure is being measured, WatchBP Home A, has been recommended for NHS use by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

  • Nicotine replacement therapy’s positive impact on smokers is more than puff Subscription

    22 JAN 2013 16:12

    Although nicotine replacement therapy is commonly prescribed and used nowadays, its journey to this point was anything but smooth. Jenny Bryan explains

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