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  • Individualised approach to care reduces overtreatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in frail older people Subscription

    6 NOV 2019

    Intensive treatment with insulin and sulfonylureas in older people with low HbA1c (<53mmol/mol) can increase the risk of hypoglycaemia, morbidity and mortality. Older people are less likely to benefit from the long-term protective effects of good glycaemic control and are at risk of inappropriate polypharmacy owing to co-morbidities. 

  • Community pharmacies will not lose out in the new contractSubscription

    30 OCT 2019

    I write regarding Hemant Patel’s article ‘For community pharmacists, the new contract does not add up’, published in The Pharmaceutical Journal on 27 September 2019. I need to correct some inaccuracies in Patel’s narrative on the new community pharmacy contractual framework.

  • Wales' principles to support people to take their medicines in their homesSubscription

    24 OCT 2019

    The All Wales Heads of Adults’ Services (AWASH) Group and NHS Wales, in collaboration with their partner organisations, have launched a set of high-level principles to encourage better medicines support for people who are receiving care at home.

  • Trust-wide microbiology electronic referral system supports antimicrobial stewardship Subscription

    22 OCT 2019

    Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) can be defined as the approach to promoting and monitoring judicious use of antimicrobials to preserve their future effectiveness. With demands on microbiological clinical services at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals increasing over recent years, requests for clinical advice could no longer be facilitated by a direct telephone call from clinical teams to the pathology team. Paper referral forms used by pharmacists for AMS review were no longer ...

  • Peter Hylands, a renowned pharmaceutical scientist who specialised in natural products research, has died at the age of 72 years

    Peter Hylands (1946–2019) Subscription

    23 JUL 2019By

    As the first pharmaceutical scientist member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Peter Hylands’ respected and varied career specialised in natural products research.

  • Stewart Sanders Adams

    Stewart Adams (1923–2019)Subscription

    21 FEB 2019By

    Having fallen into the pharmacy profession “purely by chance”, Stewart Adams OBE went on to discover ibuprofen, one of the world’s best selling anti-inflammatory painkillers.

  • Graham Calder

    ‘Pioneer of pharmacy’: Graham Calder (1933–2018) Subscription

    17 OCT 2018

    Described as a ‘pioneer of pharmacy’, former chief pharmacist of Scotland Graham Calder has been an inspiration for many pharmacy professionals during, and since, his varied career.

  • William Charles Evans

    William Charles Evans (1924–2018) Subscription

    16 MAY 2018

    Author of Trease and Evans’ Pharmacognosy, a seminal text on the chemistry and uses of medicinal plants, William Charles Evans was a prolific researcher and educator throughout his 60-year career.

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My horrific encounter with ‘fitness-to-practise’

6 NOV 2019By

The fitness-to-practise process dehumanises those it seeks to protect — it must drastically change, says pharmacist Sarah Seddon.

How a portfolio career like mine could give the pharmacy workforce a boost

How a portfolio career like mine could give the pharmacy workforce a boost Subscription

30 OCT 2019By

Working across different settings not only gives job satisfaction, but also benefits patient care, says portfolio pharmacist Ailsa Sharrock.

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What my surgical menopause can teach pharmacists about HRT

18 OCT 2019By

Lucy Skea had a surgical menopause at age 39 years; here’s what she thinks pharmacists should know to support patients considering hormone replacement therapy.

Medicine Safety

I'm proud of pharmacists taking the lead on World Patient Safety Day

16 OCT 2019By

Barry Jubraj from the Specialist Pharmacy Service was taken aback by the range of projects pharmacy teams across the country are working on to improve patient safety.

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My pharmacy preregistration training provider wasn't up to scratch

10 OCT 2019By

Newly registered locum pharmacist Diba Keyhanfar moved training sites a number of times during her preregistration training.

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