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Relieving pressure on GPsSubscription

GPs can lighten their workload by employing pharmacists while also gaining valuable clinical support.

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Charging a fee for being drunk in A&E would do little to improve people’s attitudes to alcohol.


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Stop demonising a potentially useful product for smokers Subscription


Compulsory regulation of electronic cigarettes could spoil a safe substitute for smoking.

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How to deliver brief interventions for alcohol misuseSubscription

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How to assess patients for alcohol use disorders and ensure they get the right level of advice and support.


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Becoming a better mentorSubscription


Pharmacy professionals act as mentors and are mentored by others throughout their careers. Francesca Rivers finds out how you can improve your mentoring skills.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

20 September 2014, Vol 293, No 7828

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Alcohol misuse is a growing concern. In 2012, there were 8,367 deaths directly related to alcohol in the UK, and there were one million hospital admissions related to alcohol consumption in England in 2012-2013.

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Striving to improve standardsSubscription


Jocelyn Parkes, RPS director for Wales, looks at what is being done across Wales to improve patient care in light of the ‘Trusted to care’ report.


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