Ingrid Torjesen is a freelance journalist specialising in health and health policy. She is a regular contributor to The BMJ and the Health Service Journal and is editor of The Advisor, a magazine for people working in smoking cessation services. In the past she has acted as news editor for The BMJ; opinion, features and news editors for the HSJ and features editor for Nursing Times. Staff posts include associate editor and news editor of GP newspaper, news editor of Pulse, and reporter at Australian Doctor, based in Sydney. She has a degree in Biological Sciences specialising in Genetics.
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Following the publication of a large study that linked anticholinergic drugs to an increased risk of dementia decades later, patients concerned about taking them should contact their GP or pharmacist for a review.
NHS Digital has commissioned a project to improve electronic information sharing from pharmacies, which will determine how information about services provided by community pharmacy will be shared with other healthcare professionals.
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