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

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  • Deaths: Robin Seetulsingh Subscription

    14 JUN 2016 16:55

    On 14 April 2016, Robin Seetulsingh, aged 55, of Barnet, north London. Mr Seetulsingh registered with the Society in 1983 and left in 2012. 

  • World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva

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

    14 JUN 2016 16:43
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    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.

  • NICE office logo

    NICE scrutinises community pharmacy’s role in health promotion Subscription

    14 JUN 2016 16:40

    A consultation on the role and cost effectiveness of community pharmacy and its contribution to the promotion of health and wellbeing has been launched by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

  • 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
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    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.

  • Community pharmacy plans must be reconsidered in light of Ridge's inaccurate claims Subscription

    14 JUN 2016 9:55 By Mark Burdon

    Reports that the chief pharmaceutical officer in England made inaccurate claims to the All-Party Pharmacy Group regarding dispensing error rates and hub-and-spoke dispensing is deeply worrying. The General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) ‘Standards of conduct, ethics and performance’ states that registrants should “be accurate and impartial when you teach and when you provide or publish information. Do not mislead or make claims that you have no evidence for or cannot justify”.

  • 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.

  • Deaths: Maurice Peston Subscription

    13 JUN 2016 11:18

    On 23 April 2016, Maurice Peston, aged 85, of Mile End, London. Professor Lord Peston was made an honorary member of the Society in 1996. Originally a professor of economics at Queen Mary College, University of London, he first came to prominence in pharmacy when he was appointed a member of the Nuffield Committee of Inquiry into Pharmacy. The Nuffield Report was published in 1986 and later that year Peston was appointed a Privy Council member to serve on the Pharmaceutical Society’s ...

  • Inaccurate claims about dispensing error rates are unacceptable Subscription

    13 JUN 2016 11:14 By Joseph Anthony Schofield

    The news that Keith Ridge, chief pharmaceutical officer for England, has admitted that he misled the All-Party Pharmacy Group (APPG) by overstating the accuracy of currently available technology driven dispensing systems is shocking.

  • Sir Kevin Barron, chair of the APPG

    All-Party Pharmacy Group calls for action on drug shortages Subscription

    10 JUN 2016 14:07

    The All-Party Pharmacy Group has repeated its call for more to be done to tackle medicines shortages, after over half of community pharmacists responding to a survey said they dealt with drug shortages on a daily basis.

  • X-ray of lungs with cystic fibrosis

    Developing gene therapy to treat cystic fibrosis: challenges and successes Subscription

    10 JUN 2016 12:27 By Sarah DeWeerdt

    More than 25 years after the gene for cystic fibrosis was discovered, there are signs that correcting this genetic deficit could soon be possible.

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