Hepatitis C: tackling the silent killerSubscription
About 200,000 people are living with hepatitis C in the UK, but it is estimated that around half of these remain undiagnosed. Identifying those at risk, offering tests and connecting those infected with treatment are crucial to tackling the disease.
Are you revalidation ready?Subscription
Revalidation began with doctors in the UK in 2012; nurses embarked on their version of the process in 2016. Each of these events marked a huge change for its respective profession, and now it’s pharmacy’s turn.
The Pharmaceutical Journal is asking readers to write a short piece on the theme of ‘Future Pharmacist’, where the winning entry will receive an Amazon Fire 7 tablet.
Amazonising pharmacy — reality or just a rumour?Subscription
If the headlines are to be believed, the online commerce company Amazon is setting its sights on the US pharmacy market, and entry to the UK market could follow.
April 2018 marks the start of the new pharmacy revalidation process. In order to meet the requirements expected, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has launched a new app, RPS MyCPD, which allows members and registered users to record, track and export their CPD activity.
Revalidation for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians came into force on 30 March 2018. This article explains the revalidation timeline and requirements, including what represents suitable planned and unplanned CPD activities and how they should be recorded.
Steve Hemsley reports on the latest advancements in health technology, how they will affect the careers of pharmacy professionals, and why new technologies should be embraced in order to win the race for relevance.
How Kayt Blythin established a pharmacist-led medicines optimisation service in East Sussex care homes Subscription
Kayt Blythin is a principal clinical pharmacist for medicines optimisation for care homes at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.
Prescribing of gluten-free products varies substantially across primary care in England, according to a new study published in BMJ Open.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has welcomed the introduction of a UK-wide criminal defence against inadvertent dispensing errors.
The UK will lose its involvement in evaluating medicines for the European Medicines Agency from the date it formally leaves the European Union in March 2019, despite plans for the UK to remain closely tied to the EU during a transition period lasting until the end of 2020.
A community pharmacy long-term conditions service is improving the quality of life of patients, and providing cost effective solutions for the NHS, research has found.
A public hearing into the safety of quinolone and fluoroquinolone antibiotics is to be held by the European drugs safety watchdog.
Men working for some of the biggest high street pharmacies earn up to 31% more than their female colleagues, gender pay gap reports have revealed.
News in brief
Community pharmacy teams administered at least 240,000 more flu vaccinations during this winter than last.
More prescriptions were dispensed in the community in England in 2017, but the cost of prescriptions fell slightly.
Around 2,000 pharmaceutical companies across Europe have not yet started the process of connecting to the European Medicines Verification System (EMVS), also known as the “EU hub”, as part of Falsfied Medicines Directive (FMD) requirements.