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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, May 2016, Vol 296, No 7889

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  • Mortar and pestle with coins

    Workplace pressures in UK pharmacies must be addressed Subscription

    17 MAY 2016 16:58
    Comments (1)

    Setting unreasonable financial targets for clinical services is undermining professional autonomy of pharmacists and not serving the patient.

  • Charles Willis, head of public affairs at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

    What will happen to pharmacy if the UK votes to leave the European Union? Subscription

    19 MAY 2016 11:31 By Charles Willis

    Charles Willis, head of public affairs at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, considers what will happen if the EU referendum results in a majority ‘leave’ vote and the impact it could have on pharmacists. 

  • Surgical pharmacist, Neetu Bansal

    What I learnt in a year as a scholar at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Subscription

    3 MAY 2016 11:36 By Neetu Bansal

    Neetu Bansal is looking into how pharmacists can support the recovery of patients with colorectal disease as part of a project for her National Institute for Health and Care Excellence scholarship.

  • Close up of female pharmacist talking to a patient

    Using motivational interviewing to improve medicines adherence

    17 MAY 2016 11:53 By Alistair Duff, Gary Latchford

    The principles of motivational interviewing and how pharmacists can use it to help patients take their medicines as prescribed.

  • Unintended costs of EU e-cigarette tax hike Subscription

    3 MAY 2016 11:01 By Pascal Culverhouse

    The media has been rife with sensationalist articles regarding the potential dangers of e-cigarettes. But when discussing e-cigarettes, it is important to remember that they are used overwhelmingly by smokers as a means of quitting or cutting down on cigarettes. According to Action on Smoking and Health — a campaigning public health charity that works to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco — instances of non-smokers taking up vaping (as opposed to just trying it once) are extremely ...

  • Tribute to William George Peberdy Subscription

    6 MAY 2016 11:34 By Gordon Howard-Smith

    On 21 December 2015, William George Peberdy died aged 95.

  • Tribute to Robert Trevor Hutchinson Subscription

    31 MAR 2016 10:41 By Margaret Savage

    It is with much sadness that I write this tribute. Trevor, as he was known, was a well-respected, conscientious and hard-working pharmacist colleague and a good friend. Although our pharmacies were fairly close, we never thought of each other as rivals and helped each other as much as possible.

  • Tribute to Bernard Hardisty Subscription

    18 MAY 2016 10:19 By Sue Lynn, Mark Hardisty

    Bernard Hardisty FRPharmS grew up in Yorkshire, which he loved. As a student, Bernard met his future wife Anne when they were both training to be pharmacists. After Bernard finished his national service in the RAF he married Anne in 1957 and they moved to Surrey, settling in Great Bookham. Their children, Susan and Mark, were born in the early 1960s. Anne first worked in community pharmacy, then hospital pharmacy at Epsom District Hospital, before finishing her career at the Ministry ...

  • Members of the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) and Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) during the signing of the petition against the community pharmacy cuts at Elephant and Castle shopping centre in London

    Support Your Local Pharmacy petition attracts 1,000,000 signatures Subscription

    3 MAY 2016 13:26

    A petition against government plans to slash £170m from the community pharmacy budget in England has attracted 1 million signatures.

  • Supervision of veterinary medicines sale Subscription

    7 MAR 2016 13:28 By Rob Morris

    Veterinary medicine is an important category in most community pharmacies, largely comprising flea and worm preparations for cats and dogs. Fipronil (Frontline, for instance) is the active ingredient contained in the most popular flea treatment and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), which licenses and regulates all veterinary medicines, has categorised it as an NFA-VPS product. This means it can be prescribed and supplied by vets, pharmacists and suitably qualified persons ...

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