Pharmacists are well placed to manage the complex medication regimens of patients with Parkinson’s disease by not only addressing a raft of motor and non-motor symptoms but also managing other co-morbidities, such as diabetes or hypertension.
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The author of the 2013 report which looked at patient safety in the NHS after the Mid Staffordshire Hospital scandal speaks to Jenny Bryan to share his thoughts on whether progress has been made.
July 2017 saw publication of the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society International Dry Eye Workshop report, an update to the 2007 report that became the reference for clinicians, researchers and industry on dry eye. Pharmacy is a frequent point of contact for patients with a dry eye condition. Pharmacists and pharmacy teams should therefore be aware of its changing definiton, causes, diagnosis and management.
Each person’s experience of mild cognitive impairment and dementia will be quite different. Pharmacists and pharmacy teams are well placed to assist in both the early identification of dementia, as well as to help patients manage their medicines.
The medicines management team: a sustainable approach to pharmacist and GP collaborationSubscription
Steve Hemsley explains how pharmacists in Bay Medical Group’s Medicines Management Team have become instrumental in easing the burden of GP shortages in Lancashire.
Helping patients to make sense of a serious and complex long-term condition is the most interesting part of my role, says Rocco Hadland.
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Collaborative working and sharing best practice ideas with other healthcare professionals are vital to achieving excellence in customer care, says Adedayo Titiloye
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Almost every patient vaccinated against flu at a community pharmacy last winter would have their vaccination there again, a patient satisfaction survey carried out by NHS England has found.
Community Pharmacy Scotland has said there should be greater “flexibility in supervision arrangements” of community pharmacies.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has said it believes a pharmacist should always be present in a pharmacy, apart from occasional short periods of time.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a biosimilar of Avastin (bevacizumab) for multiple cancer indications.
The NHS should prepare for the UK to be hit with a heavy burden of flu cases this winter, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has warned.
An investigational new oral drug for type 1 diabetes has shown promise in improving glucose control when used in conjunction with insulin, compared with using insulin alone
News in brief
A training programme giving pharmacy technicians the skills to perform the final accuracy checks on dispensed medicines has been launched.
NICE agrees to make immunotherapy drug nivolumab available to lung cancer patients in England and Wales.
The number of new antibiotics in development is insufficient to mitigate the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), according to a report launched by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Antidepressant use increases the risk of mortality and new cardiovascular events, according to a study published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
Pharmacists and care home staff are to be given additional training to spot signs of sepsis in patients, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced.
The General Pharmaceutical Council has approved in principle updated standards for the initial education and training of pharmacy technicians.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has again rejected ixazomib (Ninlaro) in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone (IRd) for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who have received one or more previous therapies.
The Burges collection was put together by the apothecary John Burges and contains more than 1,000 specimens.
The first cohort of students to complete a five-year MPharm degree with fully integrated pre-registration training have graduated from the University of Nottingham.