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Helping hands

Give pharmacists the tools and we will finish the job

20 JUN 2018By

Locum pharmacist Emmanuel Chisadza shuns the current reimbursement framework for community pharmacy, and calls for a model that recognises that value of pharmaceutical care.

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We need to treat people who take street drugs as patients, not criminals

14 JUN 2018By

Healthcare professionals have a role to play in improving care for people who take street drugs and providing better information on their drugs’ content, says Royal Pharmaceutical Society president Ash Soni.

Medicines waste

Will pharmacies ever go 'zero waste'?

12 JUN 2018By

Pharmacists can start discussions on new packaging methods to reduce the amount of waste pharmacy sends to landfill, says preregistration trainee Emily Cooper.

Participants of the pioneer pharmacists pilot

Pioneer pharmacists

11 JUN 2018

Whittington Health have piloted a six month pharmacist medication administration and phlebotomy service to help address chronic nursing shortages

Piles of books

Preparing for the GPhC registration assessment

7 JUN 2018By

Education, training and development pharmacist Aamer Safdar shares sage advice for pre-regs worrying about the registration assessment.

  • Square Alumni Foundation to sponsor pharmacy students in developing countriesSubscription

    21 JUN 2018

    There are data from many countries to indicate that the provision of more pharmacists will improve healthcare delivery. The Square Alumni Foundation has been established to provide funding for students in less-developed countries who wish to enrol for an undergraduate degree in pharmacy.

  • Community pharmacy is the safety net for risky prescribingSubscription

    18 JUN 2018

    In response to The Pharmaceutical Journal’s editorial, ‘Securing the best deal for pharmacy’, published in May 2018, I agree that community pharmacy has a big part to play in reducing drug errors.

  • Academic recognition for research in pharmacy practiceSubscription

    7 JUN 2018

    Research in practice has traditionally been the Cinderella of academia. Many pharmacists conduct service evaluations and audits, but often the findings are not published.

  • Antibiotic prescribing in a clinician-first telephone triage setting in a general practiceSubscription

    5 JUN 2018

    In May 2016, a general practice with around 16,000 registrants introduced a clinician-first triage system, which moved the practice’s more traditional face-to-face approach to one in which the majority of the consultations were conducted over the telephone. As a result, many prescriptions have been issued remotely, including those for antibiotics. As part of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) scholarship programme, a project was initiated to measure the impact ...

  • 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.

  • William Martindale Darling (second from left) with his wife and children after receiving the CBE in 1988.

    William Martindale Darling (1934 – 2017)Subscription

    14 AUG 2017By

    Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s youngest president and longest-serving Council member was also known for bringing the voice of pharmacy to the highest levels of government.

  • Peter Noyce

    Peter Noyce (1946-2017)Subscription

    21 JUN 2017By

    A visionary leader who drove pharmacy practice forward but always had time to mentor others, he was known as the most effective pharmacist of his generation.

  • Thomas Geoffrey Booth, past president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

    Thomas Geoffrey Booth (1928-2016)Subscription

    1 DEC 2016By

    Thomas Geoffrey Booth, past president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, founded the UK’s first department of pharmacy practice.

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