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.
Patient education and self management are central to treating type 2 diabetes mellitus and preventing its associated complications.
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.
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.
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.
Pharmacy professionals give their thoughts and advice to a Responsible Pharmacist colleague whose team is involved in a dispensing error.
The General Pharmaceutical Council has rated just six pharmacies as ‘excellent’ following more than 14,500 inspections between August 2013 and November 2018.
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.
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.
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.
More than 60% of pharmacists need support with stress at work, a survey carried out by the charity Pharmacist Support has revealed.
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.
Switching inhalers can boost adherenceSubscription
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Dispatches. Young, British and Depressed. London: Channel 4; 2019