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We can manage patients’ moves off the bipolar treatment Priadel successfully

We can manage patients’ moves off the bipolar treatment Priadel successfullySubscription

By , Nana Tomova

The imminent withdrawal of the most popular UK brand of lithium is causing confusion and distress, but this can be managed successfully if pharmacists take a strategic approach.

Roger Perlmutter

Roger M. Perlmutter: 'The free flow of scientific talent in and out of the UK is incredibly important'Subscription

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Roger M. Perlmutter is the executive vice president of Merck Sharp & Dohme, and president of MSD Research Laboratories. On a visit to London, he caught up with Gino Martini, chief scientist at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, for a chat about the future of pharmaceutical research and his experiences of the industry. 

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Evidence shows the antibiotics market is failing, but here is how it can be revivedSubscription

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A core group of pharmaceutical companies are making progress in tackling the spread of antimicrobial resistance, but change is not happening at the scale needed to radically impact the threat from drug resistance.

Elsy Campos

Elsy Gomez Campos: 'There are too many excuses justifying the unjustifiable'Subscription

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The president of the UK Black Pharmacists Association speaks about the discrimination her members face every day and how pharmacy can tackle it.

Harry McQuillan

Harry McQuillan: 'Pharmacy First is the art of pharmacy' Subscription

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Scottish community pharmacy is about to enter a new phase as the Pharmacy First service aims to position it as the first port of call for common clinical conditions.

For community pharmacists to be treated as equals after the COVID-19 pandemic, they must become paid employees of the NHS

For community pharmacists to be treated as equals after the COVID-19 pandemic, they must become paid employees of the NHSSubscription

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COVID-19 has exposed the vulnerabilities of having separate health and social care systems, but pharmacy can only help fill this gap if it is more embedded within the NHS.

Richard Hobbs

Richard Hobbs: ‘This trial has been a monumental task’

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A principal investigator in one of the UK-based COVID-19 treatment trials speaks about his hopes for the study and the controversy surrounding hydroxychloroquine.

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We must tear down the barriers to equality for BAME communities highlighted by COVID-19Subscription

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There are two ways that we can begin to address the long-running health disparities between different ethnic groups, which have been highlighted by the disproportionate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jo Churchill pharmacy minister

Jo Churchill: 'I'm having forceful conversations about new funding for pharmacy'

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The pharmacy minister on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health support for pharmacists and what may be the enduring legacy for the sector.

We risk a cardiovascular health crisis if patients stop seeking help when they need it

We risk a cardiovascular health crisis if patients stop seeking help when they need it

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Footfall in emergency departments across the world has decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, and experts worry that patients with symptoms are staying at home for fear of burdening their healthcare systems. But preventing serious cardiovascular events is still as important as ever, says cardiology consultant pharmacist Rani Khatib.

Leyla Hannbeck, chief executive officer of the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies

Leyla Hannbeck: ‘COVID-19 has many pharmacies struggling to keep their heads above water’

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The chief executive officer of the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies speaks about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected pharmacy and the risk of impending closures.

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There is a vulnerable group we must not leave behind in our response to COVID-19: people who are dependent on illicit drugs

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None of us are safe from COVID-19, but the health status, needs and behaviours of those who use illicit drugs leave them particularly vulnerable — pharmacists can reduce this risk, says drugs researcher Amira Guirguis.

Three ways to safeguard UK drug supplies during COVID 19 and beyond SS20

Ways to safeguard UK drug supplies during COVID-19 and beyond

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The COVID-19 pandemic is stretching the NHS, including its supplies of essential drugs, to the limits. We may need new systems in place to ensure patients never miss out on medicines they need.

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What you are saying about fast-track medical training for pharmacistsSubscription

Your responses to our call for opinions on a course that could allow a pharmacist to become a doctor within five years’ training.

Nikki Kanani

Nikki Kanani: 'Shortages of the right pharmacists in some areas has been an issue'Subscription

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The director of primary care at NHS England speaks about growing up in a pharmacy, her hopes for the sector and how to protect pharmacists from burnout.

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The government pledged to commission PrEP across the board from April 2020, so why are we still in the dark about it?Subscription

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There are still no details on how the health and social care secretary’s promise of routine access to HIV prevention treatment will be fulfilled.

Refusing to supply emergency contraception undermines our profession — no pharmacist should do it

Refusing to supply emergency hormonal contraception undermines our profession — no pharmacist should do itSubscription

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Allowing personal beliefs to prevent patients accessing emergency hormonal contraception goes against the patient-centred care standards that pharmacists should uphold.

Antidepressants are being used as stopgaps: patients need a range of therapies now

Antidepressants are being used as stopgaps: patients need a range of therapies nowSubscription

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GPs need shorter waiting times for their patients, more training and a greater range of psychological therapies to refer to so that antidepressants are no longer used as a ‘stopgap’.

What you are saying about pharmacy degree apprenticeships

What you are saying about pharmacy degree apprenticeshipsSubscription

Your responses to our call for opinions on the plans to offer an alternative route into pharmacy.

Taiwo Owatemi, Labour MP for Coventry North West

Taiwo Owatemi: 'Like every pharmacist in the country, I’ve been frustrated by medicines shortages'Subscription

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How pharmacy led Taiwo Owatemi, Labour MP for Coventry North West, to her new role in politics.

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Amandeep Doll: ‘We have to become more comfortable with the uncomfortable’

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s inclusion and diversity co-ordinator, Amandeep Doll, reveals what the RPS aims to do with its inclusion and diversity strategy over the next five years.

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Provisional registrants will need structured support

By Helen Chang

On 1 August 2020, the first cohort of provisionally registered pharmacists started to practise. Those who find themselves, involuntarily, pioneering this new system will need plenty of support as they navigate the months ahead. Helen Chang, head of professional development at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, explains how the Society can help provisionally registered members as they begin their careers in these most unusual of times. 

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The Commonwealth Pharmacists Association's global response to COVID-19

By Victoria Rutter,

The Commonwealth Pharmacists Association is a registered charity that advances health, promotes wellbeing and improves education for the benefit of people of the Commonwealth — a group of people accounting for around a third of the world’s population.

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Tony Scully: 'We need to constantly keep adapting and growing in new ways'

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Tony Scully, a publishing director at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society with responsibility for The Pharmaceutical Journal and a portfolio of other editorial products, discusses the evolution of The Pharmaceutical Journal, future plans and how we are supporting pharmacists during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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My mother, Mary Smith: a pharmacy inspiration

By Anthony Smith

Source: Mary Smith Mary Smith, my mother, is an inspiration to many pharmacists — not just myself

Mahendra Patel

Promoting antibiotic guardians in India

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English Pharmacy Board member Mahendra Patel on sharing the antimicrobial stewardship message across India, with students and younger pharmacists at the vanguard.

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Should RPS board members be restricted to serving two consecutive terms?

Mohammed Hussain and Sibby Buckle debate whether members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society English, Scottish and Welsh pharmacy boards should be limited to two consecutive three-year terms.

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Paul Bennett: 'Good governance is essential in any organisation'

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Paul Bennett, chief executive of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, explains the importance of, and rationale behind, proposed changes to the way the Society functions.

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Celebrating 70 years of the BNF

By Jane Trodd

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society library celebrates the British National Formulary’s 70th anniversary.

Matthew Johnston, museum documentation assistant at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

'Up close and medical': RPS hosts hands-on event showcasing medical history

By Matthew Johnston

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s ‘Up close and medical’ event on 26 October 2019 invited visitors to gain a better understanding of the history of pharmacy.

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