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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, October 2012

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  • Psoriasis Tracey Hebden/Dreamstime.com

    Assess impact of psoriasis on daily lives, says NICE Subscription

    26 OCT 2012 11:49

    Management of psoriasis should encompass physical, psychological and social wellbeing, says the first clinical guideline on the condition issued by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (24 October 2012).

  • Lack of transparency in Scotland may affect patient record pledge Subscription

    26 OCT 2012 11:43

    ALTHOUGH the Scottish Government has committed to giving pharmacists online access to patient health records there is some question over where the money for it is being held. This is one issue that is being affected by a lack of transparency in health spending in Scotland.

  • What the boards are doing Subscription

    26 OCT 2012 10:03

    The Journal

  • Is the obesity battle lost?

    26 OCT 2012 9:53

    Last week’s announcement that by next summer we will have a consistent system of food labelling indicating the calories, fat, salt and sugar content of products is long overdue. Although the UK already has the largest number of products with labels in Europe, research has shown that consumers get confused by the wide variety used.

  • MUR irregularities lead to three-month suspension Subscription

    26 OCT 2012 9:52

    A pharmacist who recorded a number of medicines use reviews that did not take place, and who created false records of some that did, has been suspended from the Register for three months by order of the fitness-to-practise committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council.

  • Erasure for pharmacist after fraud and theft Subscription

    26 OCT 2012 9:51

    A pharmacist who stole dispensed prescriptions from a pharmacy where he was employed and then submitted them for payment as coming from his own business has had his name removed from the Register by order of the fitness-to-practise committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council.

  • Reckless disregard of standards leads to striking-off order Subscription

    26 OCT 2012 9:49

    A pharmacist's "reckless disregard of standards" has led the fitness-to-practise committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council to order the removal of his name from the Register.

  • Dishonestly obtaining council housing leads to pharmacist's 12-month suspension Subscription

    26 OCT 2012 9:44

    A pharmacist has been suspended from the Register for 12 months by the fitness-to-practise committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council on account of "blatantly deceptive and dishonest" representations that enabled her to obtain council housing to which she was not entitled.

  • Six-month suspension after death by dangerous driving conviction Subscription

    26 OCT 2012 9:42

    A pharmacist whose dangerous driving caused the death of a pedestrian has been suspended from the Register for six months by the fitness-to-practise committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council.At its meeting on 1 August 2012, the committee inquired into the case of Afzaal Mohammed Khan (registration number 2048899).

  • Pharmacist receives warning about maintaining professional boundaries Subscription

    26 OCT 2012 9:38

    A pharmacist alleged to have behaved inappropriately with young female assistants has received a warning from the fitness-to-practise committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council after allegations of sexually motivated conduct were found not proved.

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