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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, November 2008

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  • Pilot shows that vascular risk checks target men successfully

    27 NOV 2008 16:17

    Community pharmacies in Birmingham have performed on average five vascular risk assessments a month and, of those, 60 per cent have been for men, Jonathan Horgan, head of medicines management in south Birmingham, said at an All-Party Pharmacy Group meeting in London on 26 November 2008.

  • Dispensing doctors argue that patients want to retain option of getting medicines from them

    27 NOV 2008 15:58

    Patients registered with dispensing doctors want to retain the choice to receive their medicines from their GP rather than a local community pharmacist, according to the results of a survey carried out by the Dispensing Doctors’ Association.

  • Which? survey puts pharmacies top for out-of-hours services

    27 NOV 2008 15:33

    People are more satisfied with the out-of-hours advice and treatment they receive from community pharmacists than from other community-based NHS health professionals, according to the results of a survey due to appear in the December issue of consumer magazine Which?.

  • National pharmacy organisations support market entry based on PNA

    27 NOV 2008 15:24

    Managing market entry of pharmacy contracts through pharmaceutical needs assessments (PNAs) is generally seen as a positive development by national pharmacy organisations in their responses to Government proposals on legislative change linked to the pharmacy White Paper for England.

  • Travel medicine services from community pharmacy: evaluation of a pilot service

    27 NOV 2008 15:21

    Abstract AimTo evaluate a pilot of a community pharmacy-based travel health and vaccination service.DesignA self-completed questionnaire.

  • Wound care Subscription

    27 NOV 2008

    Wound care practitioners are invited to apply to the Mölnlycke Health Care Wound Academy scholarships and awards 2009.There are two £1,500 scholarships (categories: novice practitioner and experienced practitioner) and two £1,500 awards (categories: individual practitioner and team).Applications for the individual award are via peer nomination.

  • TEVA leadership award Subscription

    27 NOV 2008

    Applications are invited for the United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association TEVA leadership award.The award recognises excellence in leading change in an area of healthcare pharmacy at any level of practice. The winning individual/team will receive £1,500 for leadership development.

  • Academic excellence Subscription

    27 NOV 2008

    The University of Brighton and the University of Nottingham schools of pharmacy have each received an Academic Excellence Award from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (November 2008).Each winning school of pharmacy will receive a grant to fund a PhD project.

  • Elspeth Weir (Personal announcement) Subscription

    27 NOV 2008

    Elspeth Weir receives CPS award[img_assist|nid=40526|title=Harry McQuillan, Martin Green, Elspeth Weir and James Semple|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=170|height=103]The board of Community Pharmacy Scotland has presented Elspeth Weir, MRPharmS, with a long service award.

  • Robert Sewell (Personal announcement) Subscription

    27 NOV 2008

    Robert Sewell[img_assist|nid=40524|title=Lord Corbett of Castlevale, Robert Sewell and Yury Fedotev|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=170|height=113]Robert Sewell, MRPharmS, has been awarded the Petr Anokhin medal for services to neuroscience and physiology.

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