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.
The five-year integrated pharmacy training will not start in Scotland in September 2020, the Scottish government has confirmed.
The number of social prescribing staff being employed across clinical commissioning group areas has doubled over the past year, a Freedom of Information request by The Pharmaceutical Journal has revealed.
Government announces digital hospital-to-pharmacy referral service to cut hospital readmissionsSubscription
Hospitals will be able to digitally refer recently discharged patients to community pharmacies across England for advice on new and updated prescriptions from July 2020.
The General Pharmaceutical Council has failed to meet four out of ten fitness-to-practise standards set by the Professional Standards Authority, an annual review has found.
Macrolide antibiotics should be used “with caution” in early pregnancy, researchers who found an associated increased risk of major birth defects have warned.
Nearly 40% of acute trusts in England do not offer any non-pharmacological therapies to help manage symptoms such as distress, aggression and agitation in patients with dementia while they are in hospital, The Pharmaceutical Journal can reveal.
Pharmacy bodies call for number of LPCs to be cut Subscription
Books and Arts
One of London’s flagship museums invites visitors to Gibson and Son’s, a Victorian chemist’s shop preserved in time.