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Improving medicines optimisation for care home residents: Wigan Borough CCG’s approachSubscription

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Although clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are not responsible for monitoring or regulating care homes, Wigan Borough’s approach demonstrates that it is possible for CCG staff to work collaboratively with care home and social care teams to improve outcomes for patients.

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Repurposing drugs to treat disturbances of learning and memory in neuropsychiatric disorders Subscription

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In high-income countries, such as the UK, mental health problems are among the most prevalent medical conditions.

CPD article

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Assessment and management of psoriasis in adults in primary careSubscription

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Psoriasis is a complex, multifactorial, inflammatory disease associated with a significantly impaired quality of life. Around 80% of patients with plaque psoriasis have mild-to-moderate disease that is amenable to treatment in primary care, particularly through pharmacy, with topical therapies.

Short communications

Standardising the use of oral liquid medicines to treat tuberculosis in the UKSubscription

We are writing to highlight recent work carried out to improve the provision of anti-tuberculosis oral liquid medicines in the UK.

Patient perspective of a pilot pharmacist-led medicines and health education programme for mental healthSubscription

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Psychoeducation is the education of a person with a psychiatric disorder regarding the symptoms, treatments and prognosis of their illness[1]. There is evidence to suggest that it can improve outcomes for patients with mental health conditions

Clinical Pharmacist

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CP March 2018, Vol 10, No 3

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Improving medicines optimisation for care home residents: Wigan Borough CCG’s approach

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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.