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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, July 2011

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  • More details out on “any qualified provider” criteria

    21 JUL 2011 11:47

    Criteria that the Department of Health expects any qualified provider (AQP) to meet if he or she wants to deliver NHS services as part of the Government’s health reforms have been published in new guidance.

  • Respiratory disease consultation

    Government wants pharmacists to play key role tackling COPD

    21 JUL 2011 11:42

    The Government is expecting community pharmacists to play a central role in its national strategy to reduce the incidence of respiratory disease in England and improve the care of patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

  • Stepping Hill Hospital

    Pharmacy staff assist in Stepping Hill investigation

    21 JUL 2011 11:22

    Stepping Hill Hospital’s pharmacy department has found no evidence of further product interference since the discovery last week that a number of ampoules of saline had been contaminated with insulin.

  • Is this the next Marmite?

    20 JUL 2011 16:13

    You should have received­ your copy of “Medicines, ethics and practice — the professional guide for pharmacists” with this issue of The Journal. And from the front cover to the last page this 35th edition is, well, not the same as previous versions.

  • Viorel_Dudau/Dreamstime.com

    Bigger bonuses are now up for grabs if you work in community pharmacy Subscription

    20 JUL 2011 15:59

    Community pharmacies are no strangers to quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) thinking. As private contractors, the viability of a community pharmacy business lies in improving quality, doing things differently, making savings and improving margin.

  • It is about time the pharmaceutical industry stopped playing the system Subscription

    20 JUL 2011 15:33

    According to the front page of The Times on 6 June 2011, “Drugs companies must behave in step with society and put people before profits”. This assertion came neither from a social commentator nor a Government minister, but from a letter (ibid, p20) written by no less than Andrew Witty, chief executive officer of GlaxoSmithKline.

  • Motoring’s future: a hat

    20 JUL 2011 By Footler

    Footler’s first car, a 1955 Hillman Minx convertible, had a starting handle, indicator arms and an engine he could maintain himself with a few basic tools. Its design and construction probably had more in common with the Panhard driven by Alfred Vacheron in the 1894 Paris–Rouen road race than with today’s highly engineered machines.

  • Last city of the Incas

    20 JUL 2011 By Footler

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