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Dec 20 Infographic The year of COVID 19

2020: the year of COVID-19

17 DEC 2020

This year has been dominated by a single topic. Here, we look back at an extraordinary 12 months, and an extremely challenging time for pharmacy teams.

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Nov 20 Infographic Becoming a pharmacist in numbers

Becoming a pharmacist: in numbersSubscription

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?

Ulcerative colitis summary

Untangling IBS from IBD Subscription

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.

INFOGRAPHIC Macrolide full

Preserving macrolidesSubscription

Macrolide antibiotics have many uses, particularly for penicillin-allergic patients, but recent trends suggest that resistance is increasing among Gram-positive infections.

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Blue, brown and now greenSubscription

The ‘NHS long-term plan’ has called for a shift towards inhalers with a lower carbon footprint.

Virus lifecycle and potential therapies

Targeting COVID-19: the drugs being fast-tracked through clinical trials and how they work

The NHS is rapidly enrolling patients into studies as part of a focused international effort to find medicines that will interfere with viral replication or help modulate the immune system response.

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Spotting the signs of acute kidney injury Subscription

With 65% of cases beginning in the community, pharmacists can help detect acute kidney injury early and review patients’ medicines before their condition worsens. 

COVID 19 Infographic March 2020 Vaccine development

The race to stop COVID-19

As a new strain of coronavirus threatens public health systems across the globe, researchers are racing to develop a vaccine.

Cognitive behavioural therapy: how does it work?

Cognitive behavioural therapy: breaking the cycleSubscription

The most common alternative to pharmacological treatment offered to patients with depression and anxiety by the NHS is cognitive behavioural therapy, or ‘CBT’. This guide details how it works.

Relief from indigestion: a visual guide

Relief from indigestion: a visual guideSubscription

Indigestion and heartburn affect four in ten people. This guide illustrates the options available over the counter for managing symptoms and how they work.

2019: trending topics in pharmacy

2019: trending topics in pharmacySubscription

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

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.

hrt infographic

Is hormone replacement therapy worth the risks?Subscription

The risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) have long been the source of confusion and controversy. Here we summarise the latest evidence to assist pharmacists in supporting patients thinking about HRT.

Pharmacy's ethnicity pay gap widens

Pharmacy's ethnicity pay gap widensSubscription

As the government consults on whether to make reporting of ethnicity pay data mandatory for employers, our analyses show the extent of the ethnicity pay gap among pharmacists. 

Hay fever OTC: management

Hay fever: OTC managementSubscription

More patients may seek advice on hay fever in the future since NHS England has advised GPs not to routinely prescribe products that are available over the counter for this condition.

Pharmaceutical Journal opioid infographic

Opioids in England: crisis averted? Subscription

Despite a 20% increase in opioid prescriptions per 1,000 population over the past decade, there are signs that a US-style opioid epidemic may have been averted.

Measles timeline

MMR: the struggle for national coverageSubscription

Introduction of a measles vaccine in 1968 has reduced annual cases in England from around 460,000 to less than 1,000. However, the levels of vaccine coverage needed to eradicate measles remain elusive.

Measuring the market infographic

Measuring the marketSubscription

There has been a slight contraction in the community pharmacy market in Great Britain since 2016, with small multiples winning out over large multiples and independent pharmacies

GSK joint pain infographic

Joint pain: pathology and treatment

An overview of joint pain for community pharmacy teams.

Infographic medicines safety

Medication errors: where do they happen?Subscription

Reducing medicines-related harm requires a clear understanding of where and when errors occur. This visual summary shows the latest estimates in England per year.

Carter review infographic

The Carter review: how are hospitals measuring up?Subscription

Two years on from Lord Carter’s 2016 review of hospital efficiency, The Pharmaceutical Journal looks at the progress pharmacy departments in England are making towards meeting his challenging targets.

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