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Long-term conditions

A pharmacist and patient in a cholesterol control consultation

In November 2016, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) launched its campaign 'Pharmacist-led care of people with long term conditions’, which calls for the full utilisation of pharmacists’ expertise and clinical knowledge to help people with long-term conditions achieve the best outcomes from their medicines and make more efficient use of NHS resources. The Pharmaceutical Journal marks the launch of this campaign with a special report on long-term conditions, which shows how pharmacists can support patients living with conditions such as diabetes, COPD and atrial fibrillation, from detection through to management and monitoring.

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Clinical Pharmacist calls for papers on long-term conditions

7 MAR 2017By

We are calling for article submissions that highlight best practice in relation to the management of long-term conditions.

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Geneticist at the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm) researches genetic diseases like cystic fibrosis

Conventional therapies and emergent precision medicines for cystic fibrosis: challenges and opportunitiesSubscription

30 NOV 2016By

Around 27 years ago, the discovery of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene – responsible for causing cystic fibrosis (CF) – marked a significant moment in the history of the condition. Despite the early promise of this target for gene therapy, a universally successful treatment has proven elusive in the ensuing years. While clinical trials involving gene therapy continue to make progress, the ‘magic bullet’ remains some way off. Survival continues to ...

Useful resources

  • 'Integration of care', a report from the Royal College of General Practitioners, highlights gaps in healthcare for many people living with multiple long-term conditions
  • The Royal Pharmaceutical Society's campaign 'Pharmacist-led care of people with long-term conditions' calls for pharmacists' expertise and clinical knowledge to be fully utilised in the care of people with chronic conditions

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