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Research Article

Micrograph of T-cell infected with HIV viruses

Optimising the health and wellbeing of older people living with HIV in the United Kingdom Subscription

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Care for people with HIV has improved, meaning that more people are living with HIV into older age with normal life expectancy. Therefore, there are various challenges and opportunities facing healthcare professionals when providing care to this changing demographic.

Insight

People falling through safety net

Considering human factors and developing systems-thinking behaviours to ensure patient safetySubscription

By , , , , , , on behalf of the CIEHF Pharmaceutical Human Factors Special Interest Group

Medication errors are too frequently assigned as blame towards a single person. By considering these errors as a system-level failure, healthcare providers can take significant steps towards improving patient safety. 

CPD article

Scanning electron microscope of lung tissue

Diagnosis and management of hospital-acquired pneumonia in older adults Subscription

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Hospital‑acquired pneumonia increases the length of in-patient hospital stay and is associated with high mortality rates, particularly in older people. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals need to know how to diagnose and manage the condition, and be cognisant of the gaps in the evidence base.

Short communications

Dry mouth affects people with intellectual or learning disabilities, as well as older peopleSubscription

This letter relates to ‘Older adults at risk of medication-related dry mouth’.

Digital ingestion tracking system in pills and medication adherence: future advantages and current limitationsSubscription

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s approval of the first-ever digital pill, Abilify MyCite, an aripiprazole tablet for the treatment of schizophrenia, marks the closest we have come to revolutionising the way the uptake of pills is monitored[1].

Clinical Pharmacist

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CP February 2018, Vol 10, No 2

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Optimising the health and wellbeing of older people living with HIV in the United Kingdom

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Clinical Pharmacist is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal that provides authoritative resources on the clinical management of disease in relation to medicines and up-to-date information about advances in pharmacy and drug development. Clinical Pharmacist publishes Review articles, Perspectives, evidence-based CPD articles and Research articles on topics from drug discovery to clinical pharmacology and pharmacy.

The international audience of Pharmaceutical Journal Publications consists of pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists and healthcare professionals. The journal is available to 44,000 members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, as well as non-member individual subscribers and subscribing institutions.