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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, November 2008

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  • Steps forward for pharmacy Subscription

    20 NOV 2008 18:50

    From next April (2009), healthcare professionals will be able to access NHS Evidence — a web-based service that will help them find high-quality clinical and non-clinical evidence and check out best practice.

  • What pharmacists want Subscription

    20 NOV 2008 18:45

  • Planning the pharmacy workforce: what pharmacists want in their jobs and careers — and what they have got Subscription

    20 NOV 2008 18:42

    In the second of five articles on the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s pharmacy workforce survey, David Guest, Ali Budjanovcanin and Patricia Oakley explore what pharmacists look for in their jobs and in their careers 

  • Map use of anti-malaria bednets

    20 NOV 2008 18:25

    Mapping the coverage of insecticide-treated bednets could help improve malaria prevention strategies, bringing Africa closer to the target of 80 per cent coverage by 2015, a study in The Lancet concludes (18 November 2008).

  • Congo health supplies

    20 NOV 2008 18:20

    To meet the health needs of the 2.5 million displaced and local people in the Democratic Republic of Congo the World Health Organization is undertaking a massive logistics effort to ensure continuous supply of medicines.

  • Oxfam highlights R&D crisis

    20 NOV 2008 18:18

    Insufficient and uncoordinated financing has hindered the development of new medicines, diagnostics and vaccines for the developing world, Oxfam has pointed out in its briefing paper, “Ending the R&D crisis in public health: promoting pro-poor medical innovation”.

  • Venous thromboembolism risk confirmed for bevacizumab

    20 NOV 2008 18:06

    Bevacizumab is associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism, a meta-analysis published in JAMA shows (2008;300:2277).Researchers conducted the review following concerns that the new, widely used angiogenesis inhibitor increases the risk of venous thromboembolism.

  • Change4Life

    20 NOV 2008 17:39

    Supermarkets and gymnasiums are among more than 12,000 businesses, charities and local groups who have agreed to promote healthy living as part of Change4Life, a Government scheme designed to tackle obesity.

  • Dignity in care award Subscription

    20 NOV 2008

    Nominations are being sought for the People’s Award for Dignity in Care, launched by the Department of Health on 10 November 2008.

  • Unscheduled care in Wales

    20 NOV 2008 17:29

    The Wales Audit Office is calling on members of the public to share their experiences of unscheduled health and social care.The study will look in detail at NHS Direct, out-of-hours services, and the handover targets within accident and emergency departments, to see where improvements can be made.

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