Pharmacy practice and profession blog
You are the model customer: you have filled in the back of your prescription perfectly and wait patiently for it to be dispensed because you understand how busy the dispensary can get. You don’t mind waiting because it gives you time to covertly observe your surroundings and, dare I say it, check out the competition.
We’ve all been there. We have all probably done it, but it never gets easier.
Although more restaurants are displaying calorie information on menus, most studies show that this has little impact on reducing the calorie content ordered and consumed. So a new angle to encourage reduced calorie intake in restaurants is being explored by those in the nutrition field: displaying on the menu the minutes of brisk walking needed to burn food calories.
Recently, the US government has been ordered by a federal judge to make emergency hormonal contraception available over the counter to girls of all ages within 30 days.
Among Margaret Thatcher’s many controversial decisions that affected the lives of UK citizens, one less known from her 11 years as UK Prime Minister was her decision to support needle exchange schemes.
Previously I wrote about Coca-Cola’s two-minute advertisement in the US addressing the issue of obesity. And recently a new UK version of the advertisement has been broadcast here.
A hospital in north London may soon be providing medical consultations via Skype. Hospital bosses at The Whittington Hospital say the planned system, which would involve patients discussing their illness with doctors using Skype, an internet video-chat service, would free doctors’ time.
Patient safety activist Sorrel King stole the show at the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists annual congress and she wasn’t even there. Sorrel King is not a patient safety expert. She’s not a pharmacist, a nurse or a doctor. No, Sorrel King is not a healthcare professional at all. She is the mother of a child who died at the hands of healthcare.
From next month responsible officers (usually the medical director in an NHS organisation) will have a legal duty to ensure doctors can speak an acceptable level of English to perform their jobs in a safe and competent manner.
Squashed in amongst men and women in black tie and evening gowns I eagerly await the evening’s entertainment. I am currently peering down from my velvet seat in the amphitheatre and curiously sizing up the two men who will step into t
I am glad that I never took up smoking as a youngster. As No Smoking Day celebrates its 30th year this Wednesday (13 March 2013), I’ve got to thinking about the people in my life who do smoke — and how difficult they have found it to kick the habit.
During my teenage years I was told often by my parents (or some “know-it-all” adult) not to eat chocolate and sugary and fatty foods otherwise I would get spots. But when I asked my GP about this he said I could eat whatever I wanted because diet does not determine the severity of my acne
In a survey carried out for BBC Breakfast of almost 600 office workers, 54 per cent said they regularly work through their lunch hour, 53 per cent believed there is a widespread culture of colleagues doing the same, and 20 per cent said they felt under pressure not to take a break.
The conscience clause that allows pharmacists to refuse to supply emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) is under fire — again. It is a topic that refuses to go away.
Just like the Mayan apocalypse, the prospect of antibioticresistance has been with us for many years. But, unlike 21 December 2012 (whichpassed without much fanfare or drama), antibiotic resistance is real
Coca-Cola has recently released a two-minute advertisement in the US addressing the issue of obesity. If you ignore the cheesy film and soundtrack, there are bits of information worth teasing out from the ad.
On Monday (18 June) I was given the chance to visit the Olympic and Paralympic polyclinic, learn about the services and examine the equipment ahead of the games.
Recently a cold bug has been going around our office and, one by one, members of the PJ team have fallen ill. I was the latest victim.
Wow, what a week! Back to reality now (food shopping, washing, revision) - it's safe tosay I have the post-conference blues. The week culminated in a wonderful ball that really was absolutelyfantastic and thoroughly enjoyable, the perfect way to round off a busy week!
A well known international pop star has been sporting fingerless gloves as a fashion accessory in recent months.