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The Pharmaceutical Journal


Government incentive to pay GPs who diagnose dementia patients should be cancelled

Dementia payments are misspent Subscription

The government should cancel the incentive scheme that pays GPs in England for each case of dementia they diagnose.

Pharmacies making the grade in inspectionsSubscription

Tough pharmacy standards are welcome, but they must not disadvantage the majority of pharmacies that are inspected.


The decision not to cap the number of pharmacy students could damage the future of the pharmacy profession

With no control on student numbers, tomorrow’s pharmacists will have a bleak futureSubscription


The decision not to cap pharmacy student numbers could have a damaging impact on the future of the profession.

Learning article

Cangliflozin and dapagliflozine are used to treat diabetes as each blocks the reabsorption of glucose in the proximal convoluted tubule of the kidneys

Canagliflozin and dapagliflozin interactions in diabetes treatmentSubscription

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Find out which interactions are associated with the latest antidiabetic medicines.

CPD article

Identifying patients at risk of diabetes

Identifying patients at risk of diabetesSubscription

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With 11.5 million people at risk in the UK, it is essential to recognise the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.


The use of zero-hour contracts — especially in skilled professions such as the NHS — has long been controversial. On one hand, the NHS saves money by only paying people as and when they are needed to work, but, on the other hand, the employer has no guara

Working as staff bank members in hospitals offers pharmacists flexibility and variety Subscription


There are advantages and disadvantages for NHS employees who work only when they are needed. New legislation is set to protect them a little more.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

8 November 2014, Vol 293, No 7835

Cover Story:

Numerous factors influence demand for pharmacists, with a rise in the number of prescriptions and more complex drug regimens increasing demand, and developments in the technician workforce and automation mitigating it in some regions.

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Howard Duff, director for England at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Pharmacists are crucial to solving the NHS urgent care problemSubscription

By Howard Duff

A greater role for pharmacists is essential if the NHS is to reduce unsustainable pressure on unplanned care services, says Howard Duff, director for England at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.


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