Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, January 2013
Resources: HIVPA study day Subscription
The HIV Pharmacy Association is running a study day on 20 February 2013 for anyone with an interest in HIV. It is open to non-HIVPA members.The meeting will be held in central London. Visit the HIVPA website for more details.
Resources: Endorsement guidance Subscription
A one-page endorsing guide for contractors has been produced jointly by the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee and NHS Prescription Services. Every contractor has been sent a copy with their FP34c Submission Document for December prescriptions. Those who did not receive a copy of the endorsing guide can email Ask PSNC through its website.
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.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
Widespread use of the electronic prescription service is among measures that could save the NHS £4bn a year, says a report on more effective use of technology in the NHS.
Milk allergy may be cause of colic, suggests DTB Subscription
Cow’s milk allergy should be ruled out for babies with symptoms of colic and a fully hypoallergenic diet considered, says the January Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin.