Pharmaceutical companies won’t develop fast, cheap and effective diagnostic tools on their own — incentives are the missing piece to tackling antimicrobial resistance.
Regan McCahill, president of the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association, explains how her organisation will support newly qualified pharmacists in 2020.
This article describes how to apply the polypharmacy framework at individual patient level through the use of a case study.
Test yourself: the 2019 CPD and learning quiz Subscription
Take this quiz, with questions based on 2019’s CPD and learning articles, and test your knowledge of subjects ranging from dermatological conditions to infectious diseases.
A pharmacy-led medicines optimisation team in a GP surgery setting reduced inappropriate polypharmacy, achieved cost savings of £103,975 and improved quality of prescribing for patients.
Scaling new career heights in 2020Subscription
We asked some of this year’s contributors to The Pharmaceutical Journal’s Careers section to recap their biggest career highlights of 2019 and share their goals for the coming year.
A year of change for pharmacySubscription
The profession is likely to undergo significant changes over the forthcoming year.
Pharmacies could be allowed to close for part of the day to focus on providing flu vaccines, subject to government approval, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has said.
Chief pharmacists advised to store specialist antidotes separately to avoid mis-selection errorsSubscription
New rules for storage of antidotes will come into effect in November 2020 in response to a series of incidents, including two with fatal outcomes.
Community pharmacy employers have reported six cases of staff contracting COVID-19 at work to the Health and Safety Executive as of 25 July 2020, latest figures show.
Community pharmacists in England will be able to vaccinate both the residents and staff of residential care and nursing homes in a single visit during the 2020/2021 flu season.
The newly introduced programme will offer provisionally registered pharmacists educational supervision and workplace assessments.
The Scottish government money will go to Scotland’s Alcohol and Drug Partnerships and ten research projects.
Books and Arts
One of London’s flagship museums invites visitors to Gibson and Son’s, a Victorian chemist’s shop preserved in time.