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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, January 2013

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  • Interview panel (Avava/

    No right of place as clinical senates begin recruiting Subscription

    31 JAN 2013 12:28

    NHS clinical senates will spend until the end of March 2013 recruiting for council and assembly members. Clinicians involved in developing the advisory bodies have been told to develop a membership that is multi-professional and which spans a variety of different provider and commissioning organisations. However, pharmacists will not have a right of place.

  • Prescription counter (Green Light Pharmacy)

    Contractors will not police prescribers, PSNC tells DoH Subscription

    31 JAN 2013 12:23

    Proposals that would force contractors to ensure that prescriptions included the correct information to identify prescribers for re-charge purposes have been rejected by the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee.

  • Pharmacies could be given power to issue smartcards Subscription

    31 JAN 2013 11:56

    Pharmacies are being invited to register their interest if they want to become a Registration Authority (RA) pilot and be given the power to process and issue electronic smartcards to NHS staff to access patient records. Under the current system, primary care trusts have RA status as part of their governance arrangements.

  • Sandra Gidley

    Sandra Gidley joins RPS Assembly Subscription

    31 JAN 2013 11:53

    Sandra Gidley, member of the English Pharmacy Board, has been elected to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Assembly and will take up her post straight away.

  • Yorkshire pharmacy develops John Lewis style partnership Subscription

    31 JAN 2013 11:44

    A South Yorkshire pharmacy has developed a John Lewis style partnership model for its staff in a bid to maintain the company ethos and help sustain the independent sector. Wicker Pharmacy in Sheffield thinks the model could be copied by other independents as a way of holding onto ownership and preventing them being sold to a "large remote company".

  • An unsavoury tale? Subscription

    30 JAN 2013 17:16

    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.

  • Time to rethink our approach to misuse of over the counter medicines Subscription

    30 JAN 2013 17:12

    If pharmacists were to take a greater role in helping OTC medicines misusers towards recovery, the public’s view of them as health professionals would be strengthened

  • Employee ownership: a possible model for independent community pharmacy? Subscription

    30 JAN 2013 16:52

    In this article Martin Bennett explains the process of introducing an employee ownership scheme for the staff of his independent community pharmacy business

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