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Pharmacy practice and profession blog

All posts from: August 2014

No more Mr NICE Guy… can we continue to afford new cancer medicines?

Posted by: Stephen WilliamsonFri, 29 Aug 2014

Consultant cancer pharmacist Steve Williamson speculates on the future of funding to cancer drugs following the announcement of changes to the Cancer Drug Fund

For that Life of Pi moment

Posted by: Steven BremerWed, 27 Aug 2014

What would you do if you were on a boat and required medical assistance? Steve Bremer has the answer

Fictional pharmaceuticals

Posted by: Steven BremerWed, 27 Aug 2014

Steve Bremer provides a summary of fictional drugs created for television series, books and films.

Glasgow 2014 activity analysis

Posted by: Audrey ThompsonWed, 20 Aug 2014

Audrey Thompson provides some pharmacy statistics from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014

Visit your pharmacist first before you see your GP

Posted by: Adam Pattison RathboneTue, 19 Aug 2014

Could a pharmacist referral system to secure GP appointments for those who really need them work?

Developing my RPS Faculty Portfolio

Posted by: Helen MiddletonMon, 18 Aug 2014

Helen Middleton describes how she built her RPS Faculty portfolio

Glasgow 2014 minor ailments scheme

Posted by: Audrey ThompsonWed, 13 Aug 2014

Audrey Thompsons describes the minor ailments scheme provided during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Team on-call

Posted by: Sadia NaeemTue, 12 Aug 2014

Sadia Naeem describes her first on-call late night experience in the hospital

Will Rowlands Pharmacy's appearance on TV change pharmacy? I doubt it

Posted by: Anas HassanTue, 12 Aug 2014

The managing director of Rowlands Pharmacy is a brave man and showed valuable insight into how the company is run. But last week’s Undercover Boss on Channel 4 will change nothing across pharmacy anytime soon.

Depression is not the same as being depressed

Posted by: Chris ChapmanTue, 12 Aug 2014

Chris Chapman reflects on why it is so difficult for some in society to accept depression as a medical condition rather than a state of mind

At the end of Glasgow 2014

Posted by: Audrey ThompsonFri, 8 Aug 2014

The XX Commonwealth Games have come to a close. Pharmacist and volunteer Audrey Thompson reflects on the experience.

We understand the problems plaguing community pharmacy, but now the public hopefully will, too

Posted by: Chris ChapmanWed, 6 Aug 2014

Chris Chapman, senior editor of learning at The Pharmaceutical Journal, thinks although the latest episode of Channel 4’s “Undercover boss” was not ground-breaking, it could certainly be a relevation for the general public how much pressure community pharmacies are under

When communication is unclear, things go wrong for patients

Posted by: Lucy HedleyMon, 4 Aug 2014

Lucy Hedley highlights the importance of clear documentation and communication on discharge of a patient from hospital and why it is essential to use at least two sources to confirm medication history in vulnerable patients

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