With antibiotic resistance set to cost 10 million lives per year by 2050, there is a renaissance of interest in the potential of bacteriophages to be the next generation of bacteria killers.
As cases of COVID-19 start to rise again in the UK, what can pharmacy staff do to prepare for a potential second surge of infections?
The coronavirus pandemic has been a huge challenge, but it has revolutionised pharmacy practice in some positive ways. In the third of a three-part series, we ask community pharmacists which changes they want to retain.
The imminent withdrawal of the most popular UK brand of lithium is causing confusion and distress, but this can be managed successfully if pharmacists take a strategic approach.
Scottish community pharmacy is about to enter a new phase as the Pharmacy First service aims to position it as the first port of call for common clinical conditions.
Venous thromboembolism is a complication of cancer that pharmacists should understand to ensure that their patients have the best possible outcomes.
Case-based learning: impetigoSubscription
Pharmacists need to identify and manage impetigo effectively to help prevent its spread.
Gonorrhoea infection: diagnosis and treatmentSubscription
Diagnoses of gonorrhoea in England rose by 26% between 2018 and 2019. Pharmacy teams can help prevent transmission and promote good sexual health practices through identifying patients at risk.
This study at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust aimed to determine the clinical impact of a pharmacist-led virtual thiopurine clinic on drug monitoring, safety and quality of service in a cohort of inflammatory bowel disease and autoimmune hepatitis patients.
The concept of a side hustle is a simple one — it is work that you can do on top of your day job that is flexible and can bring in money.
It is not just our genes that dictate how our bodies cope with disease and respond to drugs — by identifying the modifications to our DNA strands, and the histone proteins that regulate gene expression, we can uncover a whole new direction for diagnostic biomarkers, therapeutic biomarkers and drug targets.
In a profession that supports the health and wellbeing of the public, pharmacists must have regular protected learning time to enable them to carry out their crucial roles.
Warm words are not enough for community pharmacySubscription
Community pharmacies have worked tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic; it is time they were given additional funding to help them prepare for the next wave.
Health bodies make ‘urgent’ call to Matt Hancock to intervene in the proposed withdrawal of bipolar drugSubscription
The health secretary, Matt Hancock, has been urged to “personally intervene” so that bipolar drug Priadel remains available in the UK with an appropriate pricing structure.
GP referrals to community pharmacy consultation service will roll out across England this autumn Subscription
GP referrals to community pharmacy through the community pharmacy consultation service will roll out across England this autumn.
Experts in pain medicine have said they are “deeply concerned” with the “confusing” terminology used in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s draft guidance on chronic pain.
Pharmacy contractors will be paid an extra 50p per flu vaccine delivered under the national service in 2020/2021.
Pharmacists should be allowed to alter prescriptions without going back to the prescriber when medicines shortages hit, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has said.
The progestogen-only pill should be reclassified to make it available over the counter without the need for a prescription, a report has recommended.
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