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  • Marking the first World Patient Safety DaySubscription

    16 SEP 2019

    Patient safety is a global challenge and, in May 2019, the 72nd World Health Assembly — through which World Health Organization (WHO) is governed by its member states — agreed that a World Patient Safety Day would be commemorated annually each year on 17 September, commencing in 2019.

  • Reviewing the safe and appropriate prescribing of antipsychotic depotsSubscription

    4 SEP 2019

    Antipsychotic medicine is prescribed to treat many mental health conditions, alleviate suffering and improve daily functioning[1].

  • The new NHS Patient Safety Strategy has a big hole in itSubscription

    16 AUG 2019

    In August 2018, I expressed my concern in Clinical Pharmacist that the NHS, described as ‘an organisation with a memory’, was losing its patient safety memory and not addressing many important risks effectively[1]. Other reports from the Care Quality Commission

  • Evaluating the first NHS-funded sore throat test and treat service in the UKSubscription

    14 AUG 2019

    In Wales, people with a sore throat may be offered advice and symptomatic treatment free of charge in community pharmacies through the common ailment service (CAS). However, antibiotics cannot be supplied and this can limit patients’ perceived value of the service. As a result, some patients continue to seek a GP appointment when they have a sore throat.

  • 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 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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Improving medicines safety as a volunteer pharmacist in Cambodia

9 OCT 2019By

In 2018, pharmacist Alda Hummelinck volunteered in Cambodia to help identify opportunities to improve medicines and patient safety.

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Our experience of preregistration training in general practice

8 OCT 2019

As general practice pharmacy preregistration training opportunities are now available through Oriel, three newly-qualified pharmacists share their recent placement experience.

Reflective account

Reflective account example: a community pharmacist reflects on his communication skills

4 OCT 2019By

Do you feel confident in completing your reflective account? This example helps you understand what you need to include in your GPhC submission

Peer discussion.

Peer discussion example: a locum's view on medicine safety and near misses

4 OCT 2019By

Have you completed your peer discussion? This example peer discussion will help you know what you need to record when completing your revalidation entry.

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