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Special reports

Women to Watch 2020

Women to Watch 2020

The Pharmaceutical Journal’s first ever Women to Watch initiative identifies and celebrates women in pharmacy doing amazing things but who are yet to receive the recognition they deserve. Meet the 12 phenomenal women that the pharmacy profession needs to know about, who will change the face of pharmacy.

Treating common minor ailments in the pharmacy

Treating common minor ailments in the pharmacy

Pharmacy First and the Community Pharmacy Consultation Service are placing pharmacy at the centre of helping patients self-care as a way to manage minor conditions. Here is our guide on how to handle the range of cases that may present in the pharmacy.

Getting a good pre-registration placement

Getting a good pre-registration placement

From the Oriel assessments to successfully selecting a training provider, here is our complete guide for pharmacy graduates on how to navigate this crucial stage in your career.

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Containing the COVID-19 outbreak

Pharmacists will be on the front-line as coronavirus circulates. Here is the latest advice and developments as they happen from The Pharmaceutical Journal team.

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Non-drug interventions

During February, The Pharmaceutical Journal will have a special focus on the increasing use of non-pharmacological medications in the health service. The axiom a “pill for every ill” has become outdated, and we will analyse how pharmacists and others can use lifestyle change, social prescribing and psychological therapies alongside medicines to provide more holistic care for patients.

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Personalised medicine

An insight into the future of medicine, including how the latest science is being used to better target diseases based on an individual’s genetics, biomarkers or lifestyle.

PJ 2019 Covers

Most popular articles of 2019

Find out what your peers were reading over the past 12 months.

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Polypharmacy and medicines optimisation

How pharmacists can contribute to the rational use of pharmacological therapies.

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


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.

#PJrightmedicine #medicationsafety #pharmacy

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.

Last defence dam in antimicrobial resistance

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.

World AIDS Day: The long battle against the HIV epidemic

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.


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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