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How our pharmacy led medicines information service supported clinicians on the COVID 19 frontline

How our pharmacy-led medicines information service supported clinicians on the COVID-19 frontline

26 NOV 2020By

Cristina Coelho, lead pharmacist in medicines information at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, on how her team of pharmacy professionals were indispensable in providing the latest and most accurate new COVID-19 information to clinicians on the ground.

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Opioid use in palliative care: selection, initiation and optimisationSubscription

24 NOV 2020By , ,

Opioids are commonly administered as part of end-of-life care. Pharmacists should know how to select, initiate and optimise opioids to best meet patient needs.

Registering in New Zealand: What to consider if you want to work in the land of the long white cloud

Welcome to Oceania: what to consider if you want to work in New ZealandSubscription

23 NOV 2020By

New Zealand is an attractive place to be right now, making it a potential option for pharmacists thinking of registering and working abroad.

Too often patient concerns over treatment are trivialised or ignored — this must end

Too often patient concerns over treatment are trivialised or ignored — this must endSubscription

18 NOV 2020By

Expert patient Andrew Taylor lost a decade of his life to crushing side effects after being prescribed steroids against his wishes, and he was only helped when healthcare professionals started to really listen.

“Many patients want a fresh start without the stigma” - A day in the life of an HIV / gastroenterology pharmacist

'Patients want a fresh start without the stigma' – a day in the life of an HIV and gastroenterology pharmacistSubscription

16 NOV 2020By

Akwasi Mintah details a typical day providing pharmaceutial care to patients with HIV and inflammatory bowel disease.

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Understanding dispensing errors and riskSubscription

As prescription numbers continue to increase, it is necessary to understand the dispensing errors that can occur and how they may happen. 

Oral candidiasis: causes, types and treatment

Oral candidiasis: causes, types and treatmentSubscription

Pharmacists and pharmacy teams should be able to recognise oral thrush, a common yeast infection, and provide appropriate treatment advice to resolve infections.

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Promoting self-care for acute pain

This learning resource outlines evidence-based best practice for pharmacy consultations focusing on acute pain, including appropriate selection of over-the-counter analgesics to enable effective self-care.

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Case-based learning: constipation in adultsSubscription

It is important that pharmacists understand how to appropriately and safely manage patients with constipation in light of new Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency guidance announced in August 2020.

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Patients’ perspectives on polypharmacy are highly personal, systematic review concludesSubscription

12 NOV 2020

Healthcare professionals should actively seek to understand individual patients’ perspectives on polypharmacy and its challenges, research in BMJ Open has concluded.

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Fremanezumab safe and effective for preventing migraine over longer term, study suggestsSubscription

11 NOV 2020

Patients with migraine continue to benefit from preventive treatment with fremanezumab over the longer term, with sustained reductions in monthly migraine and headache days, a study in Neurology has suggested.

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Nov 20 Infographic Becoming a pharmacist in numbers

Becoming a pharmacist: in numbersSubscription

26 NOV 2020By

The path to becoming part of the profession can be a rocky one for some. Here are an aspiring pharmacist’s chances at each stage of the process, based on the best available data. Would you make it now?

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Untangling IBS from IBD Subscription

29 OCT 2020By

Although they sound similar, share some symptoms and are not mutually exclusive, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease are two distinct conditions that require different approaches.

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Opioid use in palliative care: selection, initiation and optimisationSubscription

Opioids are commonly administered as part of end-of-life care. Pharmacists should know how to select, initiate and optimise opioids to best meet patient needs.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: diagnosis and managementSubscription

Early diagnosis and medicines optimisation are fundamental to ensure timely and appropriate treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and improve a patient’s quality of life.

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Cancer-associated thrombosisSubscription

Venous thromboembolism is a complication of cancer that pharmacists should understand to ensure that their patients have the best possible outcomes.  

Diabetes: mental health considerations in adults

Diabetes: mental health considerations in adults Subscription

Pharmacists can contribute to the psychological and emotional wellbeing of people living with diabetes by helping to identify those who have mental wellbeing needs, optimising treatment and minimising risk factors.

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Pharmacist contributions to consultant-led post-take ward rounds: a service evaluation

Pharmacist contributions to consultant-led post-take ward rounds: a service evaluationSubscription

20 OCT 2020By , ,

A study carried out at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust shows that pharmacists’ contributions on post-take ward rounds are highly valued, with their interventions leading to a reduction in prescribing errors and potential for harm.

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Community pharmacist-led influenza vaccination: a service evaluationSubscription

6 OCT 2020By

The results of an evaluation of a seasonal influenza vaccination service in a community pharmacy setting, conducted with 485 patients across 55 pharmacies following the 2019/2020 season, that assessed person-centredness, professionalism and privacy, to make recommendations for improvements for the 2020/2021 season. 

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Everything you need to know about the COVID-19 therapy trials

25 NOV 2020By

Researchers around the world are working at record speed to find the best ways to treat and prevent COVID-19, from investigating the possibility of repurposing existing drugs to searching for novel therapies against the virus.

Ten things pharmacists should know about COVID 19 vaccines

Ten things pharmacists should know about COVID-19 vaccines

25 NOV 2020By

Work towards a COVID-19 vaccine is progressing rapidly and new information is emerging every day. Here we aim to summarise the most important details of COVID-19 vaccine development from a pharmacy perspective.

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