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  • 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.

  • Low rates for locum pharmacists are unfairSubscription

    26 JUL 2019

    I happened to be in Barnet, North London, recently, and I popped into the local pharmacy for a couple things. To my delight, the locum pharmacist on duty there had been a student of mine a few years ago at the UCL School of Pharmacy.

  • Pharmacy's growing role in travel health vaccinationSubscription

    17 JUL 2019

    As newly appointed chair of the Pharmacy Professional Group of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM), I represent more than 500 pharmacists who provide specialist travel health and travel medicine services globally. Also, as a member of the leadership council, I also represent the voice of pharmacy and am instrumental in the development of working with other professions. The position was established to characterise the role the pharmacist plays in travel medicine globally ...

  • 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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Six ways to survive working as an on-call pharmacist

Six ways to survive working as an on-call pharmacist

8 AUG 2019By

Top tips for keeping your cool while working on call.

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Adoption of closed loop medicines administration into the NHS

8 AUG 2019By

Samrina Bhatti describes how closed loop medicines administration can reduce medication error rates.

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Data-driven care: why pharmacy needs to get involved

31 JUL 2019By

Access to data will transform the NHS — it’s time pharmacists got to grips with clinical informatics, says Andrew Davies.

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Making The Pharmaceutical Journal bigger and better

26 JUL 2019By

Based on feedback from RPS members, you will soon receive one combined print journal per month.

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Increasing attendance at post foundation pharmacist training sessions

25 JUL 2019By

Mike Hodgins and Frances Clymer describe how they overcame poor attendance at Sheffield Teach Hospitals pharmacy teaching sessions.

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