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The Pharmaceutical Journal

Pharmacy's ethnicity pay gap widens

Pharmacy's ethnicity pay gap widensSubscription

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As the government consults on whether to make reporting of ethnicity pay data mandatory for employers, our analyses show the extent of the ethnicity pay gap among pharmacists. 

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We must declare Scotland's drug deaths a public health emergency

We must declare Scotland's drug deaths a public health emergencySubscription


The number of drug-related deaths in Scotland has soared to the highest level in the EU. We know which strategies can tackle this crisis —  we should be using them.

CPD article

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Diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes mellitusSubscription


Patient education and self management are central to treating type 2 diabetes mellitus and preventing its associated complications.

Learning article

Case-based learning: Sore throat

Case-based learning: sore throatSubscription


Most sore throats are caused by viral infections and get better within a week through self-care. However, it is important to recognise when a sore throat is a symptom of a more serious illness.


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Pharmaceutical care to medical patients in the emergency department: a service evaluationSubscription


An evaluation of a new hospital pharmacy service that introduces pharmaceutical care earlier after admission to the emergency department.


Reinvigorating community pharmacy: ways to boost morale

Reinvigorating community pharmacy: ways to boost morale Subscription

By Kathy Oxtoby, ,

A survey by The Pharmaceutical Journal shows that community pharmacy is the sector with the lowest morale, so we asked community pharmacists what needs to change.

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Dispensing errors: where does responsibility lie?Subscription


Pharmacy professionals give their thoughts and advice to a Responsible Pharmacist colleague whose team is involved in a dispensing error.


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Just six pharmacies rated 'excellent' in history of GPhC inspectionsSubscription

The General Pharmaceutical Council has rated just six pharmacies as ‘excellent’ following more than 14,500 inspections between August 2013 and November 2018.

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Use of multicompartment compliance aids in the community is 'excessive', says NHS Wales Subscription

The use of multicompartment compliance aids in the community is “excessive” and an “ingrained area of practice” that needs to be challenged, guidance from NHS Wales is expected to warn. 

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Number of clinical pharmacists expected to work in PCNs rises to 7,500 by 2023/2024Subscription

The number of clinical pharmacists needed to work in the new primary care networks in England by 2023/2024 could be as high as 7,500, according to a calculation by London GPs.

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Pass rate gap widens for black trainees in preregistration examSubscription

The difference in pass rates between black African and white British preregistration trainees taking the General Pharmaceutical Council registration assessment has widened by four percentage points since 2018.

Danielle Hunt

Majority of pharmacists need support managing stress at work, survey findsSubscription

More than 60% of pharmacists need support with stress at work, a survey carried out by the charity Pharmacist Support has revealed.

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More than 500,000 patients in England were prescribed an opioid for over three years, PHE findsSubscription

A review published by Public Health England has found that more than 500,000 patients in England were continuously prescribed an opioid for three years or more, despite a lack of evidence showing their efficacy in the long term.

Books and Arts


Honest and challenging look at the state of young people's mental health in the UKSubscription


Dispatches. Young, British and Depressed. London: Channel 4; 2019

Newson L. Menopause. Pp 121. Somerset: Haynes; 2019. ISBN 978-1-78521-643-8

Clear guide to managing the menopause and using HRTSubscription


Menopause: All you need to know in one concise manual by Louise Newson

The Pharmaceutical Journal

September 2019, Vol 303, No 7929

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Pharmacy's ethnicity pay gap widens

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Primary care networks should make use of independent prescribers in community pharmacy, says RPS

Primary care networks should make greater use of community pharmacy-based independent prescribers, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has said.

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Teach children how to navigate the NHS, RPS Scotland says

Schoolchildren should be taught how to navigate the NHS, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Scotland has said.


For official announcements from The Royal Pharmaceutical society please visit the announcements page here.

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