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We can manage patients’ moves off the bipolar treatment Priadel successfully

We can manage patients’ moves off the bipolar treatment Priadel successfullySubscription

By , Nana Tomova

The imminent withdrawal of the most popular UK brand of lithium is causing confusion and distress, but this can be managed successfully if pharmacists take a strategic approach.

Q&A

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Harry McQuillan: 'Pharmacy First is the art of pharmacy' Subscription

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Scottish community pharmacy is about to enter a new phase as the Pharmacy First service aims to position it as the first port of call for common clinical conditions.

CPD article

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Cancer-associated thrombosisSubscription

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Venous thromboembolism is a complication of cancer that pharmacists should understand to ensure that their patients have the best possible outcomes.  

Learning article

CBL Impetigo

Case-based learning: impetigoSubscription

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Pharmacists need to identify and manage impetigo effectively to help prevent its spread. 

Gonorrhoea infection: diagnosis and treatment

Gonorrhoea infection: diagnosis and treatmentSubscription

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Diagnoses of gonorrhoea in England rose by 26% between 2018 and 2019. Pharmacy teams can help prevent transmission and promote good sexual health practices through identifying patients at risk.

Research

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Evaluation of a pharmacist-led virtual thiopurine clinicSubscription

By Fernando Fuertes, Ashraf Soliman, Dominic Bullas

This study at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust aimed to determine the clinical impact of a pharmacist-led virtual thiopurine clinic on drug monitoring, safety and quality of service in a cohort of inflammatory bowel disease and autoimmune hepatitis patients.

Careers

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Side hustles: how pharmacists can turn their passions into a money spinnerSubscription

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The concept of a side hustle is a simple one — it is work that you can do on top of your day job that is flexible and can bring in money. 

Insight

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Why ‘epidrugs’ will be the next major focus for precision medicineSubscription

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It is not just our genes that dictate how our bodies cope with disease and respond to drugs — by identifying the modifications to our DNA strands, and the histone proteins that regulate gene expression, we can uncover a whole new direction for diagnostic biomarkers, therapeutic biomarkers and drug targets.

Editorial

Every pharmacist should get time off to develop their skills

Every pharmacist should have the time to develop their skillsSubscription

In a profession that supports the health and wellbeing of the public, pharmacists must have regular protected learning time to enable them to carry out their crucial roles.

Warm words are not enough for community pharmacy

Warm words are not enough for community pharmacySubscription

Community pharmacies have worked tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic; it is time they were given additional funding to help them prepare for the next wave.

News

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Health bodies make ‘urgent’ call to Matt Hancock to intervene in the proposed withdrawal of bipolar drugSubscription

The health secretary, Matt Hancock, has been urged to “personally intervene” so that bipolar drug Priadel remains available in the UK with an appropriate pricing structure.

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GP referrals to community pharmacy consultation service will roll out across England this autumn Subscription

GP referrals to community pharmacy through the community pharmacy consultation service will roll out across England this autumn.

Rethinking our approach to chronic pain

‘Deep concern’ over ‘not fit for purpose’ draft NICE guidance on chronic painSubscription

Experts in pain medicine have said they are “deeply concerned” with the “confusing” terminology used in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s draft guidance on chronic pain.

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Pharmacies to be paid 50p more per flu vaccination in 2020/2021Subscription

Pharmacy contractors will be paid an extra 50p per flu vaccine delivered under the national service in 2020/2021.

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Let pharmacists amend prescriptions to mitigate impact of medicines shortages, RPS tells government

Pharmacists should be allowed to alter prescriptions without going back to the prescriber when medicines shortages hit, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has said.

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Government group recommends reclassifying progestogen-only pill as an OTC medicineSubscription

The progestogen-only pill should be reclassified to make it available over the counter without the need for a prescription, a report has recommended.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

September 2020, Vol 305, No 7941

Cover story:

Is pharmacy prepared for a resurgence of COVID-19?

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Let pharmacists amend prescriptions to mitigate impact of medicines shortages, RPS tells government

Pharmacists should be allowed to alter prescriptions without going back to the prescriber when medicines shortages hit, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has said.

Amandeep Doll

Amandeep Doll: ‘We have to become more comfortable with the uncomfortable’

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s inclusion and diversity co-ordinator, Amandeep Doll, reveals what the RPS aims to do with its inclusion and diversity strategy over the next five years.

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RPS appoints new director for Scotland

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Clare Morrison has been appointed the new director for Scotland at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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