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Issue : PJ November 2015 online

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  • Non-medical prescribers website Subscription

    23 NOV 2015 9:10

    A new website called Prescribers SPaCE – Sharing Practice and Continuing Education – has been launched for non medical prescribers (NMPs) by the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and others. The website is intended to provide a forum for NMPs to to share ideas, evidence-based resources and good practice tools. 

  • Findings show that andexanet could provide a rapid antidote to factor Xa inhibitors (molecular structure pictured) for patients who experience bleeding or need emergency surgery

    Antidote to new oral anticoagulants proves effective Subscription

    20 NOV 2015 16:38

    Anticoagulant effects of factor Xa inhibitors can be reversed by inactive recombinant factor Xa protein, andexanet, study shows.

  • The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Pharmaceutical Science Expert Advisory Panel (PSEAP) is looking to co-opt RPS members from community or hospital pharmacy to work alongside one of its working groups. In the image, members of the PSEAP

    Pharmaceutical science advisory panel looking to co-opt RPS members Subscription

    20 NOV 2015 16:33 By Julia Robinson

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Pharmaceutical Science Expert Advisory Panel is looking to co-opt RPS members from community or hospital pharmacy to work alongside one of its working groups.

  • Covert administration in care homes flowchart Subscription

    20 NOV 2015 16:29
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    Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in Wales and the Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have developed a flowchart to inform decision making in care homes related to covert administration. The flowchart supports care home staff to differentiate between difficult to swallow and covert administration, and provides guidance for subsequent steps such as informing the multidisciplinary team and assessing residents for capacity.

  • AWMSG November medicines approvals Subscription

    20 NOV 2015 16:22

    The following medicines have been approved for use in NHS Wales by the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG): Xultophy (insulin degludec and liraglutide) for use with oral antidiabetic drugs to treat adults with type 2 diabetes — it can only be used when oral treatments combined with basal insulin do not provide adequate glycaemic control; Fomicyt (fosfomycin) to treat acute osteomyelitis, complicated urinary tract infections, nosocomial lower respiratory tract infections or bacterial ...

  • Antimicrobial resistance strategy for veterinary medicines Subscription

    20 NOV 2015 16:05

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has released for public consultation a new strategy on antimicrobial resistance addressing medicinal products for veterinary use. The consultation documents can be accessed on the

  • Clinical trial disclosures for drugs approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) fail to meet both the legal and ethical standards expected. In the image, three girls undergoing clinical trials

    Clinical trial disclosures for new drugs are below legal and ethical standards, find researchers Subscription

    20 NOV 2015 13:51

    Clinical trial disclosures for drugs approved by the US Food and Drug Administration fail to meet both the legal and ethical standards expected, according to research published in BMJ Open on 16 November 2015. 

  • Working in pricing at the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee gives Harpreet Chana, pictured, the opportunity to educate pharmacists

    How I help community pharmacy teams understand drug pricing and reimbursement Subscription

    20 NOV 2015 11:10 By Harpreet Chana

    Working in pricing at the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee gives Harpreet Chana the opportunity to educate and support pharmacists.

  • cp call for paper

    Call for papers: make your contribution to the new Clinical Pharmacist

    19 NOV 2015 16:56

    We are accepting the following types of article for peer review

  • Local practice forum event: 10 December 2015 Subscription

    19 NOV 2015 16:31

    Thursday 10 December: West Yorkshire Local practice forum event, ‘Pharmacist support for pre-registration and newly qualified pharmacists’, held jointly with Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire. George Buckley Lecture Theatre (on campus), University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH. Event 7.30pm, buffet 7pm. Please book via the RPS website.

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