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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, October 2012

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  • Money and calculator (Smithan/

    NHS Employers recommends continued pay freeze for NHS staff Subscription

    29 OCT 2012 13:46

    Pay freezes look set to continue for NHS staff after NHS Employers recommended that Agenda for Change pay scales should not increase in April 2013.

  • Male and non-white technicians under-represented in devolved nations Subscription

    29 OCT 2012 13:40

    Male pharmacy technicians are under-represented in Scotland and Wales, according to an analysis published by the General Pharmaceutical Council on Friday (26 October 2012).

  • Pipette and test tube (Marco Jimenez/

    International group calls for more rigour in clinical research Subscription

    29 OCT 2012 13:32

    Clinical researchers need to work harder to ensure their studies have sound methodologies and do not repeat work that has already been done.

  • Consultations: MHRA fees Subscription

    26 OCT 2012 16:22

    The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency is seeking views on proposals to fee changes related to the regulation of medicines, including herbal and homeopathic medicines. Response forms are available at and should be completed by 30 November 2012.

  • Resources: UTI patient booklet Subscription

    26 OCT 2012 16:20

    The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network has published a patient booklet “Managing bacterial urinary tract infection in adults”. It is available

  • Resources: CPPE Podcast Subscription

    26 OCT 2012 16:19

    The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education has launched a podcast "Champions of the new medicine service", the second in the “Making a difference" podcast series.The podcast can be accessed at

  • weather symbol  (Crown copyright/Met Office 2012)

    Healthy Outlook service for COPD patients launched Subscription

    26 OCT 2012 14:58

    Healthy Outlook, a new pharmacy service that launched this week (26 October 2012), could save the NHS £1,960 for each patient who avoids an emergency admission to hospital for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

  • Essential websites list updated Subscription

    26 OCT 2012 11:59

    “Essential websites for pharmacists”, an online resource jointly produced by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and UK Medicines Information, has been updated.

  • Hospital better for preregistration training, says poll Subscription

    26 OCT 2012 11:56

    More clinical knowledge is gained in a hospital-based preregistration training year than in community pharmacy, according to the results of the latest PJ Online poll.When asked why some students are shunning community for their preregistration training, 28 per cent of 151 poll voters felt it was due to fear of being exploited, eg, made to meet sales targets.

  • Lack of CQC licence should not bar pharmacy providers Subscription

    26 OCT 2012 11:53

    Community pharmacists must not be prevented from offering more services under the reformed NHS in England because of not being licensed by the Care Quality Commission or Monitor, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has said.

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