Drug researchers continue to investigate the efficacy of medicines long after they hit the market, so why should NHS services delivered in community pharmacy be any different?
On 23 January 2018, the Department of Health closed its consultation on reforming the way that health professionals across the UK are regulated
Evidence suggests that smoking cessation interventions can be effective in UK pharmacies but there are few trials with validated endpoints.
Treatment options for menopausal symptomsSubscription
Pharmacists and healthcare professionals can provide a patient-centred approach to advising women about the menopause, and provide robust information about the risks and benefits of menopause hormone treatment that will allow patients to make an informed choice about how to relieve their symptoms.
The evolution of the critical care pharmacist — from lone practitioner to integral multidisciplinary team member.
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Oscar Ekpenyong participated in the International Pharmaceutical Federation’s Young Pharmacists Group Mentorship Program in 2016 and describes the benefits of being mentored as “tremendous” and “unquantifiable”. Here he explains how participation has shaped his career potential and why others should consider enrolling for the newly relaunched programme.
Making a difference to patient care as an acute hospital inspector for the Care Quality Commission Subscription
It is our duty to ensure that patients are treated with dignity and respect at all times, says Priya Patel, Care Quality Commission inspector for acute hospitals in South London
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A pharmacy in Greenwich, London, is to start offering the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and could provide vaccinations until 22:30 if needed.
Drug shortage means prescribers asked to switch treatment for acute respiratory problems in COVID-19 patients
A shortage of the drug methylprednisolone to support “business as usual” has led to organisations being asked to stop prescribing it for the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome in patients with COVID-19.
Government should use community pharmacies to deliver 24/7 COVID-19 vaccination service, says Labour leader
The government should capitalise on community pharmacies’ offers to support the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine to help deliver a faster, 24/7 programme by the end of February 2021, Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party, has said.
Community pharmacies in six locations in England have become the first in the sector to start administering COVID-19 vaccines.
A codeword scheme to help people experiencing domestic abuse to access help from their local pharmacy has launched across the UK.
The first community pharmacy in Wales will deliver a COVID-19 vaccine this week, ahead of a roll out to pharmacies “in all parts” of the country.
News in brief
NHS Digital has launched the electronic prescription service in a number of urgent care services in London
The launch of new medicines in the UK may be delayed by two years post-Brexit as it is “relegated” in the global medicines market, the House of Commons Health Select Committee was told