Drug researchers continue to investigate the efficacy of medicines long after they hit the market, so why should NHS services delivered in community pharmacy be any different?
On 23 January 2018, the Department of Health closed its consultation on reforming the way that health professionals across the UK are regulated
Evidence suggests that smoking cessation interventions can be effective in UK pharmacies but there are few trials with validated endpoints.
Treatment options for menopausal symptomsSubscription
Pharmacists and healthcare professionals can provide a patient-centred approach to advising women about the menopause, and provide robust information about the risks and benefits of menopause hormone treatment that will allow patients to make an informed choice about how to relieve their symptoms.
The evolution of the critical care pharmacist — from lone practitioner to integral multidisciplinary team member.
Achieving my career potential through the FIP Young Pharmacists Group Mentorship ProgramSubscription
Oscar Ekpenyong participated in the International Pharmaceutical Federation’s Young Pharmacists Group Mentorship Program in 2016 and describes the benefits of being mentored as “tremendous” and “unquantifiable”. Here he explains how participation has shaped his career potential and why others should consider enrolling for the newly relaunched programme.
Making a difference to patient care as an acute hospital inspector for the Care Quality Commission Subscription
It is our duty to ensure that patients are treated with dignity and respect at all times, says Priya Patel, Care Quality Commission inspector for acute hospitals in South London
Target to eradicate cholera by 2030 is ambitiousSubscription
RPS highlights gender equality conferenceSubscription
Community pharmacists in South Tyneside will administer COVID-19 vaccinations to housebound patients over four weekends from 23 January 2021.
Pharmacogenetic testing in community pharmacy could improve drug selection and cut adverse reactions, study findsSubscription
Pharmacogenetic testing could improve drug or dose selection for a fifth of patients prescribed one of 56 common medicines, research has found.
Some 715 pharmacy staff members have applied to vaccinate patients as part of the NHS’s COVID-19 vaccine team.
An additional 65 community pharmacy-led vaccination sites will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines over the coming week.
Pharmacy contractors asked to audit patient consultations for ‘improper referrals’ from GPs and NHS 111Subscription
Pharmacy negotiators have asked contractors to audit their patient contacts over concerns about “improper referrals” from general practice and NHS 111.
A pharmacy in Greenwich, London, is to start offering the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and could provide vaccinations until 22:30 if needed.
News in brief
NHS Digital has launched the electronic prescription service in a number of urgent care services in London
The launch of new medicines in the UK may be delayed by two years post-Brexit as it is “relegated” in the global medicines market, the House of Commons Health Select Committee was told