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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, June 2016, Vol 296, No 7890

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  • World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva

    WHO guideline offers advice for when child-friendly medicines are unavailable

    14 JUN 2016 16:43
    Comments (1)

    The first-ever global guideline governing the prescribing and supply of children’s medicines when no authorised product exists has been developed by the World Health Organization and the International Pharmaceutical Federation.

  • Christine Rowlands, senior practitioner and clinical pathways lead with medicines management for the Health and Justice services

    What I do as a pharmacist in the prison service Subscription

    4 APR 2016 11:03 By Christine Rowlands

    An interest in substance misuse led pharmacist Christine Rowlands to work in Health and Justice services.

  • Graham Mould, pharmacist expert witness

    What I do as a pharmacist expert witness Subscription

    13 JUN 2016 15:57 By Graham Mould

    Advising a solicitor about a drink driving case led Graham Mould to become a pharmacist expert witness.

  • Welsh Pharmacy Board election 2016 result Subscription

    1 JUN 2016 10:37

    The final counting of votes for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society elections 2016 took place immediately following the close of poll at 12pm on the 27 May 2016. A breakdown of the result and turnout for Wales is included below: Electorate  Number of individuals eligible to vote 1,307 Total number of individuals who voted 279

  • Illustration showing possible errors in hospital and community scenarios

    Understanding models of error and how they apply in clinical practice Subscription

    14 JUN 2016 14:21 By Sara Garfield, Bryony Dean Franklin
    Comments (1)

    Models of human error can be helpful in determining why errors have occurred in the past, where future vulnerabilities may lie, and how healthcare professionals might take action to make clinical practice safer.

  • Raj Patel

    UK pharmacist elected next president of Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union Subscription

    15 JUN 2016 14:58

    A community pharmacist who owns a chain of high street pharmacies in the North West of England has been elected the next president of the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union.

  • Tribute to Robin Seetulsingh Subscription

    14 JUN 2016 16:57 By Sundus Jawad Bilal

    I was very shocked and upset to recently hear about my former colleague, Robin Seetulsingh, passing away so suddenly. I worked with Robin as a second locum for seven years at Metwest Pharmacy in Harlow, Essex, and I’m pleased to say he was a big part of what made my time there memorable.

  • Michelle Sullivan, pharmacy technician at Barts Health NHS Trust in London, speaks with one of the hospital staff

    The rise of the pharmacy technician: the next steps Subscription

    22 JUN 2016 15:29 By Kirsty Oswald

    Pharmacy technicians are taking on more responsibilities to free pharmacists to carry out clinical services, but the role is being interpreted differently across pharmacy settings and there is no clear definition of what the role should entail.

  • Timeline and infographic showing the development and safety of proton pump inhibitors

    The development and safety of proton pump inhibitors Subscription

    24 JUN 2016 12:03 By Dawn Connelly

    Since the discovery of omeprazole in 1979, dispensing of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in England has increased more than 100-fold, and several products are now available without prescription. Although PPIs are effective and generally well tolerated, observational studies suggest an association with several adverse effects. Further trials are needed to establish causal relationships. 

  • Snapshot of Warman-Freed pharmacy during busy hours of the day

    Structured training for community pharmacy staff Subscription

    1 JUN 2016 10:32 By Steve Hemsley
    Comments (1)

    Finding the time and money to train pharmacists and pharmacy team members is not easy but there are business advantages of having well-trained staff, including a more knowledgeable and productive workforce.

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