David Gibson' s stories
Another tool for protecting patients Subscription
The guidance acknowledges that harm can be, and usually is, avoided if professional colleagues intervene before an error reaches a patient and, furthermore, emphasises the importance of protecting patients from harm by challenging poor prescribing practice.
Reaching critical mass Subscription
I have recently been involved with supporting two non-medical prescribers in training. The first was a paediatric nurse specialist. As part of her prescribing course she needed to shadow a pharmacist prescriber.
New framework, new opportunities Subscription
Lead clinical pharmacist at Darlington Memorial Hospital
Over 4% of 16- to 65-year-olds in England can be classed as alcohol-dependent and around a quarter of the population consumes alcohol in a way that is potentially harmful to health or well-being. It is a similar story for the rest of the UK: of the one million people in the UK addicted to alcohol only 6% per year receive treatment.1 Possible ...
What information should we use? (David Gibson) Subscription
Senior clinical pharmacist (medical admissions) at Darlington Memorial Hospital