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The Pharmaceutical Journal

COVID 19 Infographic March 2020 Vaccine development

The race to stop COVID-19

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As a new strain of coronavirus threatens public health systems across the globe, researchers are racing to develop a vaccine.

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Refusing to supply emergency contraception undermines our profession — no pharmacist should do it

Refusing to supply emergency hormonal contraception undermines our profession — no pharmacist should do itSubscription

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Allowing personal beliefs to prevent patients accessing emergency hormonal contraception goes against the patient-centred care standards that pharmacists should uphold.

Q&A

Nikki Kanani

Nikki Kanani: 'Shortages of the right pharmacists in some areas has been an issue'Subscription

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The director of primary care at NHS England speaks about growing up in a pharmacy, her hopes for the sector and how to protect pharmacists from burnout.

CPD article

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Acute coronary syndrome: risk factors, diagnosis and treatment Subscription

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This overview describes the different management options for acute coronary syndrome and how pharmacists can support patients with the condition.

Learning article

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Case-based learning: management of polycystic ovary syndromeSubscription

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As the most common incurable hormonal condition affecting women of reproductive age, polycystic ovary syndrome can lead to infertility, anxiety and cardiovascular disease if it is not managed appropriately.

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Considerations for the inpatient management of Parkinson’s disease Subscription

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Recognising and managing certain complications of Parkinson’s disease can help improve care and reduce the risk of admission for people living with the condition.

Research

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Effective detection and management of hypertension through community pharmacy in EnglandSubscription

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Management of hypertension does not routinely occur in English pharmacies, despite community pharmacy being an ideal place for screening to take place. By examining and learning from the evidence, pharmacies in England can help patients maintain ideal blood pressure levels and improve health outcomes.

Careers

How pharmacy employers can support staff with disabilities

How employers can help support staff with disabilitiesSubscription

By Kathy Oxtoby

Employers have a duty of care to support the health, safety and wellbeing of all employees, including those with disabilities.

Andrew Rowlands, a lead nutrition pharmacist at Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

A day in the life of a nutrition support pharmacist Subscription

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Clinical nutrition is an area of nutrition that requires pharmacists to work closely with the clinical team, rather than focusing solely on compounding.

Insight

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We must not forget transgender patients’ physiology if we are to prescribe safelySubscription

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Pharmacists should always be respectful of patients’ identity wishes, but biological differences between the sexes mean that conflating sex and gender could have serious implications for prescribing.

Editorial

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Pharmacists are on the front line of COVID-19, but they need help too

An urgent package of funding and support is required to enable pharmacists to support vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Help us find the unsung women powering pharmacy forward

There are far too many female pharmacy professionals doing brilliant things that are going unrecognised. Help us change that.

News

Scotland RPS Board

Scottish Pharmacy Board meeting: 22 January 2020

At the latest Royal Pharmaceutical Society Scottish Pharmacy Board meeting, discussions revolved around pharmacotherapy, science and research, and public affairs in Scotland.

England RPS Board

English Pharmacy Board meeting: 30 January 2020

At the latest Royal Pharmaceutical Society English Pharmacy Board meeting, discussions revolved around plans for science and research, and a digital edition of Medicines, Ethics and Practice.

Wales RPS Board

Welsh Pharmacy Board meeting: 5 February 2020

At the latest Royal Pharmaceutical Society Welsh Pharmacy Board meeting, discussions revolved around Brexit, medicines shortages and public affairs in Wales.

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Funding to be made available for home deliveries, says NHS England and NHS Improvement

The cost of delivering medicines to vulnerable patients who are self-isolating or have COVID-19 will be reimbursed, Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England has said.

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Medicines regulator and NICE to review evidence of impact of NSAIDs on COVID-19

The Committee of Human Medicines — an advisory body of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency — and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence are to review the evidence on the impact of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on the severity of COVID-19 infection.

Pharmacy consultation

‘Significant’ fall in referrals to GPs since introduction of pharmacy consultation serviceSubscription

NHS 111 has seen a 6% drop in referrals to GP surgeries since the community pharmacist consultation service was launched in October 2019, according to Anne Joshua, head of pharmacy integration at NHS England and NHS Improvement.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

March 2020, Vol 304, No 7935

Cover story:

The race to stop COVID-19

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Scotland RPS Board

Scottish Pharmacy Board meeting: 22 January 2020

At the latest Royal Pharmaceutical Society Scottish Pharmacy Board meeting, discussions revolved around pharmacotherapy, science and research, and public affairs in Scotland.

England RPS Board

English Pharmacy Board meeting: 30 January 2020

At the latest Royal Pharmaceutical Society English Pharmacy Board meeting, discussions revolved around plans for science and research, and a digital edition of Medicines, Ethics and Practice.

Wales RPS Board

Welsh Pharmacy Board meeting: 5 February 2020

At the latest Royal Pharmaceutical Society Welsh Pharmacy Board meeting, discussions revolved around Brexit, medicines shortages and public affairs in Wales.

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