Cookie policy: This site uses cookies (small files stored on your computer) to simplify and improve your experience of this website. Cookies are small text files stored on the device you are using to access this website. For more information please take a look at our terms and conditions. Some parts of the site may not work properly if you choose not to accept cookies.


Subscribe or Register

Existing user? Login


The Pharmaceutical Journal

Apr2020 Infographic

Spotting the signs of acute kidney injury Subscription


With 65% of cases beginning in the community, pharmacists can help detect acute kidney injury early and review patients’ medicines before their condition worsens. 

See more infographics


Three ways to safeguard UK drug supplies during COVID 19 and beyond SS20

Ways to safeguard UK drug supplies during COVID-19 and beyond


The COVID-19 pandemic is stretching the NHS, including its supplies of essential drugs, to the limits. We may need new systems in place to ensure patients never miss out on medicines they need.

CPD article

Tetanus vaccination

Tetanus: symptoms, treatment and vaccination

By ,

Although most people in the UK will be vaccinated against tetanus as a child, immunity does not always persist into adulthood. It is important that pharmacists can recognise the symptoms and know the treatments available for this disease.

Learning article

STOP sign in pharmacy

How to keep your community pharmacy running during the COVID-19 pandemic

By , , ,

How pharmacists can implement guidance and best practice in response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic to ensure patient and staff safety, as well as the approaches pharmacy teams across the UK are taking in response to the virus.


Dosette box

Providing medicines adherence support to areas of high deprivation in England: community pharmacists’ experienceSubscription

By ,

Semi-structured interviews assessing pharmacists’ experiences of providing interventions, products and services that support medicines adherence.


Pharmacist with patient

Do I have the skills to work for a primary care network? Subscription


With opportunities to work in primary care networks emerging in England, pharmacists can make the most of their knowledge and experience to succed in such a role.

Five ways to protect your mental and emotional wellbeing during COVID-19

Five ways to promote self-care for you and your team during COVID-19


It is more important than ever to ensure the wellbeing of the frontline pharmacy workforce; here are some tips on how this can be done.


Tapering strips

Antidepressant withdrawal can be a horrible experience — are tapering strips a potential solution?Subscription


New evidence suggests that patients and practitioners can devise a personal schedule for gradually reducing antidepressant medication to limit severe withdrawal symptoms.


Dozens of drug candidates are being trialled for both prophylaxis and treatment of COVID-19, but it is too early to recommend any of them for routine clinical use.

Why we should be wary of 'game-changing' claims about COVID-19 treatments

Dozens of drug candidates are being trialled for both prophylaxis and treatment of COVID-19, but it is too early to recommend any of them for routine clinical use.

Pharmacist wearing personal protective equipment during coronavirus pandemic

Pharmacy teams need protection to keep running during COVID-19

Personal protective equipment is vital in allowing pharmacists to continue their essential work during the pandemic, yet pharmacies have not received enough to continue operating safely.


Prescription bag

Some pharmacies turn down offer of NHS volunteers for deliveries

Some pharmacies have said they will not use NHS volunteers for delivering medicines to vulnerable patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, after guidance from the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has stated they would be responsible for ensuring that safety checks on volunteers had been carried out.

NHS signage

Pharmacy teams given access to national mental health hotline for support during COVID-19 pandemic

Pharmacy teams working across all settings in the NHS can now call an NHS mental health hotline for support in dealing with the pressures of COVID-19.

Pharmacy closure

Up to 15% pharmacy staff off work in some chains owing to COVID-19

Small-to-medium sized pharmacy chains are operating with up to 15% of their community pharmacy staff off work as a result of COVID-19, The Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies has said.

Pharmacy screens

Emergency funding for COVID-19 not enough to prevent pharmacy closures, trade body warns

Emergency COVID-19 funding for community pharmacies may not be enough to prevent closures, pharmacy bodies have said, after the government promised £300m in advance payments for pharmacies.

COVID-19 testing point

Community pharmacists will have access to NHS staff testing for COVID-19

Community pharmacists will be able to access testing for COVID-19 as part of a government drive to get frontline NHS staff, who are currently self-isolating, back to work.

Outside of Asda and Sainsbury's supermarkets

Supermarkets urged to include pharmacists in NHS shopping hours

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has written to the major supermarket chains urging them to ensure that pharmacists can access dedicated shopping times for NHS workers.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

April 2020, Vol 304, No 7936

Cover story:

Are pharmacy teams being protected against COVID-19?

Read more…

The Pharmaceutical Journal

View previous issue

Your RPS

How the Royal Pharmaceutical Society is working to support pharmacists through the COVID-19 pandemic

How the Royal Pharmaceutical Society is working to support pharmacists through the COVID-19 pandemic


Since announcing it would be exclusively focusing its resources on supporting members through the COVID-19 outbreak for the foreseeable future, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has been striving for better support for the profession across England, Scotland and Wales.

Mahendra Patel

Promoting antibiotic guardians in India


English Pharmacy Board member Mahendra Patel on sharing the antimicrobial stewardship message across India, with students and younger pharmacists at the vanguard.


For official announcements from The Royal Pharmaceutical society please visit the announcements page here.

Newsletter Sign-up

Want to keep up with the latest news, comment and CPD articles in pharmacy and science? Subscribe to our free alerts.