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Special reports

Digital Pharmacy

Digital pharmacy

Throughout July, The Pharmaceutical Journal will analyse the drive to use digital technology in pharmacy. We will publish a series of articles looking at whether new technologies are freeing up time and improving safety, or whether they are blocking the human interaction essential for good patient care. #digitalpharmacy

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Preparing for the preregistration exam

The General Pharmaceutical Council registration assessment is just around the corner — so here is a range of Tomorrow’s Pharmacist content to help preregistration trainees prepare for the big day.

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Medicines safety

During February, The Pharmaceutical Journal will publish a series of articles on medication safety and how to prevent the 200 million drug errors in the NHS each year.

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Medical cannabis

Medical cannabis

A year after the medical use of cannabis was legalised in the UK, this special report looks at why most patients are not yet able to access this treatment.

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Pharmacy Technician Day

Pharmacy technicians are essential members of the pharmacy team. This Pharmacy Technician Day, The Pharmaceutical Journal is promoting the essential role of the pharmacy technician with the hashtag #IndispensableTechs and making all pharmacy technician related content free to access for the month of October.

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Antimicrobial resistance, a fragile defence

Around 25,000 people die in the European Union each year from infections resistant to antibiotics. Third-generation cephalosporins are often useless against common bacteria like Escherichia coli, and fluoroquinolones are no longer the treatment of choice for gonorrhoea because resistance has become widespread. Here, you can find news stories and articles about the issue.

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Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD)

The Falsified Medicines Directive is a new law aimed at preventing fake medicines from entering the legal supply chain, which comes into force in February 2019. This special report from The Pharmaceutical Journal looks at how the directive is already affecting the way manufacturers and wholesalers package and verify medicines and is about to have a major impact on pharmacy dispensing and management, requiring pharmacists to update their systems and train their staff.

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Pharmacists working in the care home

Pharmacists should have an embedded role in care homes, says the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, with overall responsibility and accountability for medicines and their use. Read The Pharmaceutical Journal's special report on using pharmacy expertise to advance the care of patients based in care homes.

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Staying well this winter

Pharmacists are ideally positioned provide to health advice and care to patients during the winter months. Read The Pharmaceutical Journal's special report on managing coughs, colds and flu in the community pharmacy.

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Care of older people

Old age brings with it an increased likelihood of long-term conditions, as well as the prospect of taking multiple medicines. Frailty, dementia and mobility problems all contribute to the challenges faced by healthcare services when caring for ageing populations. Much can be done to improve the lives of older people – through innovative care pathways, evidence-based medicine and research into ageing and the delivery of care. Here, you can find news stories and articles on topics ranging from medication reviews in care homes to preventing falls in older people.

Closer ties between GPs and Pharmacists

Pharmacists in GP practices

Professional leadership bodies for pharmacists and GPs have jointly call for practices in England to hire pharmacists in clinical roles to address growing pressure on GP services. As the campaign grows, diverse views arise.

E-cigarettes

The debate over e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices that often look like cigarettes but do not contain tobacco. On inhalation, a solution, often containing nicotine, is vaporised into a fine mist resembling cigarette smoke. Recently, since a few pharmacies have decided to sell e-cigarettes, a debate over the role of pharmacists in offering e-cigarettes has been started. On this page you will find all the information we have to offer over this ongoing debate.

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Promoting self-care this summer

Pharmacists are well placed to help patients take care of themselves — from advising on sun protection and skin cancer risk to offering tips on managing hayfever. Read The Pharmaceutical Journal's special report on self-care and help patients in your community pharmacy to help themselves stay well this summer.

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