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Cupboard of medicines for someone with polypharmacy

Reducing inappropriate polypharmacy in primary care through pharmacy-led interventionsSubscription

13 DEC 2019By , ,

A pharmacy-led medicines optimisation team in a GP surgery setting reduced inappropriate polypharmacy, achieved cost savings of £103,975 and improved quality of prescribing for patients.

How the Black Pharmacists Collective will close the MPharm attainment gap

How the Black Pharmacists Collective will close the MPharm attainment gap

11 DEC 2019By

Black pharmacy students at the University of Manchester have created an organisation to tackle the growing gap in preregistration assessment pass rates between black students and their peers.

Like mother like son moving to the UK from Baghdad to excel in pharmacy

Like mother, like son: moving to the UK from Baghdad to excel in pharmacy

5 DEC 2019By

When he arrived in the UK, my son could speak only a few English words, but now he is studying to become a pharmacist.

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Governments must make tackling AMR worth pharmacy's whileSubscription

4 DEC 2019By

Pharmaceutical companies won’t develop fast, cheap and effective diagnostic tools on their own — incentives are the missing piece to tackling antimicrobial resistance.

Celebrating a year of career highlights

Scaling new career heights in 2020Subscription

2 DEC 2019By

We asked some of this year’s contributors to The Pharmaceutical Journal’s Careers section to recap their biggest career highlights of 2019 and share their goals for the coming year.

Special report

Exam revision

The General Pharmaceutical Council registration assessment is just around the corner — so here is a range of Tomorrow’s Pharmacist content to help preregistration trainees prepare for the big day.

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Should community pharmacy charge for patient deliveries?

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Test yourself: the 2019 CPD and learning quiz Subscription

Take this quiz, with questions based on 2019’s CPD and learning articles, and test your knowledge of subjects ranging from dermatological conditions to infectious diseases.

Managing common ear problems: discharge, ache and dizziness

Managing common ear problems: discharge, ache and dizzinessSubscription

Pharmacists and their teams should be able to manage patients presenting with ear discharge, earache and dizziness effectively, referring patients only when necessary.

Managing ear problems

Managing ear problems: hearing loss and tinnitusSubscription

Pharmacy teams should know when to manage and refer patients presenting with hearing loss or tinnitus.

Case-based learning: palliative care

Case-based learning: palliative and end-of-life care in community pharmacySubscription

Community pharmacists encounter patients at all stages in their life; however, patients who require palliative care require dedicated time and special consideration.

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Type 2 diabetes remission possible with modest weight lossSubscription

13 DEC 2019

People with type 2 diabetes mellitus who achieve weight loss of 10% or more within five years of diagnosis are more than twice as likely to go into remission than people who maintain the same weight, research in Diabetes Medicine has shown.

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Anti-inflammatory drugs found to exert antidepressant effectSubscription

12 DEC 2019

Anti-inflammatory agents exert an antidepressive effect in the treatment of major depressive disorder, a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry has suggested.

All Research in Brief

2019: trending topics in pharmacy

2019: trending topics in pharmacySubscription

12 DEC 2019By

We take a look at the biggest stories of the year and summarise some of your reactions to them.

Community pharmacy at  the heart of primary care

Community pharmacy at the heart of primary careSubscription

21 NOV 2019By

As the ‘NHS long-term plan’ is implemented in England, community pharmacy will become the heart of the new primary care landscape, delivering clinical services and receiving referrals from other health providers.

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Polypharmacy: a framework for theory and practiceSubscription

There are several tools pharmacists can use when assessing a patient’s medicines; however, patient input and appropriate questions can have a profound impact in ensuring medicines optimisation.

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Hepatitis A infection: symptoms and managementSubscription

Pharmacists must understand how hepatitis A is spread and how it affects patients in order to ensure prompt, effective treatment and to reduce the spread of the infection.

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Diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes mellitusSubscription

Patient education and self management are central to treating type 2 diabetes mellitus and preventing its associated complications.

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Endometriosis: symptoms, diagnosis and managementSubscription

Early diagnosis and multi-modal treatment is necessary to improve quality of life in adolescents and women with endometriosis.

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Cupboard of medicines for someone with polypharmacy

Reducing inappropriate polypharmacy in primary care through pharmacy-led interventionsSubscription

13 DEC 2019By , ,

A pharmacy-led medicines optimisation team in a GP surgery setting reduced inappropriate polypharmacy, achieved cost savings of £103,975 and improved quality of prescribing for patients.

Evaluation of the Portsmouth medicines advice at home service

Evaluation of the Portsmouth medicines advice at home serviceSubscription

20 NOV 2019By

A Portsmouth-based medicines advice at home service highlights the impact of pharmacist-led interventions.

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Levelling the playing field for preregistration students

Are universities failing pharmacy trainees?Subscription

11 DEC 2019By

Graduates from some pharmacy schools achieve significantly higher final assessment pass rates than others.

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Before the dawn: the tough regulatory climate holding back insomnia reliefSubscription

5 DEC 2019By

A new class of sleep medicines, could provide relief for people living with insomnia, but pharmaceutical companies are struggling to bring them to the market.

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