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Drugs in space: the pharmacy orbiting around the Earth

Drugs in space: the pharmacy orbiting the Earth Subscription

9 JUL 2020By

Researchers are busy developing pharmaceutical solutions for astronauts, but that extraterrestrial research could also have implications for how medicines are delivered on Earth.

Five things pharmacists should look out for in the governments Brexit deal

Five things pharmacists should look out for in the government's Brexit dealSubscription

16 JUL 2020By

The prime minister has said that he will put a “tiger in the tank” of Brexit talks, but what should the pharmacy profession look out for in any deal that is eventually agreed?

Pharmacist at drive through pharmacy at Northwick Park Hospital Harrow

No going back: how the pandemic is changing hospital pharmacy

2 JUL 2020By

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a huge challenge, but it has revolutionised pharmacy practice in some positive ways. In the first of a three-part series, we ask hospital pharmacists which changes they want to retain.

Comment

For community pharmacists to be treated as equals after the COVID-19 pandemic, they must become paid employees of the NHS

For community pharmacists to be treated as equals after the COVID-19 pandemic, they must become paid employees of the NHSSubscription

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COVID-19 has exposed the vulnerabilities of having separate health and social care systems, but pharmacy can only help fill this gap if it is more embedded within the NHS.

Q&A

Richard Hobbs

Richard Hobbs: ‘This trial has been a monumental task’

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A principal investigator in one of the UK-based COVID-19 treatment trials speaks about his hopes for the study and the controversy surrounding hydroxychloroquine.

CPD article

Woman unable to sleep in bed at night

Insomnia disorder: management strategiesSubscription

By , , , , Andy Husband,

As sleep disturbances are common, understanding their management and how to best counsel and appropriately treat patients is essential.

Learning article

Stoma SS20

Pharmaceutical considerations for patients with stomasSubscription

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Pharmacists should be aware of the requirements of their patients who may have a temporary or permanent stoma.

Video consultation

Remote consultations: how pharmacy teams can practise them successfullySubscription

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As remote consultations become more common, pharmacists must consider best practice and how they can get the most out of these interactions.

Research

Interchangeability of biosimilars: a global perspective for pharmacists

Interchangeability of biosimilars: a global perspective for pharmacistsSubscription

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The first innovator biologic drug was introduced around 40 years ago in the early 1980s. This article provides pharmacists with an overview of the pivotal concepts of biosimilar interchangeability with innovator biologics.

Careers

Making the MPharm fairer: what can be done about the ethnicity awarding gap?

Making the MPharm fairer: what can be done about the ethnicity awarding gap?Subscription

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After our investigation shows an “unacceptable gap” in awarding rates for higher degrees between white students and their black, Asian and minority ethnic counterparts, we ask how this disparity can be addressed.

A day in the life of a critical care pharmacist Sandra Sowah

'It is difficult witnessing patients fight for their lives' — a day in the life of a critical care pharmacist

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Working in critical care can be both physically and emotionally challenging, but being proactive can help ensure patient safety and continuity of care.

Insight

Access to contraception in primary care leaves much to be desired — community pharmacy should prescribe, as well as supply, pills and patches

Access to contraception in primary care leaves much to be desired — community pharmacy should prescribe, as well as supply, pills and patchesSubscription

By David Taylor

Pharmacists can do more than just dispensing contraceptives; by prescribing and monitoring them in the pharmacy, they can free GPs to provide women with a wider range of contraceptive choices.

Editorial

Black pharmacists deserve better from their own profession

It is time to take down the barriers faced by black pharmacistsSubscription

Action is needed as a 15-percentage-point gap between white and black pharmacy students awarded upper class MPharm degrees is revealed.

A brave new world? Share your ideas on post-pandemic pharmacy in our writing competition

A brave new world? Share your ideas on post-pandemic pharmacy in our writing competitionSubscription

Flex your creative skills and enter our annual writing competition this year.

News

Student as desk writing

Foundation training programme could replace preregistration year from the summer of 2021Subscription

A year of foundation training could replace the pharmacist preregistration year across the UK from summer 2021, Health Education England and NHS England have suggested.

Graduates at graduation

Greater proportion of white students awarded upper class pharmacy degrees, compared with BAME studentsSubscription

Exclusive:  An analysis of data by The Pharmaceutical Journal reveals for the first time that a significantly lower proportion of black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) students are awarded a higher MPharm degree, compared with their white counterparts. 

Jonathan Burton

Scottish Pharmacy Board meeting: 24 June 2020

At the latest Royal Pharmaceutical Society Scottish Pharmacy Board meeting, discussions revolved around the COVID-19 pandemic and promoting inclusion and diversity across the profession.

Claire Anderson

English Pharmacy Board meeting: 24 June 2020

At the latest Royal Pharmaceutical Society English Pharmacy Board meeting, discussions revolved around the COVID-19 pandemic and promoting inclusion and diversity across the profession.

Suzanne Scott Thomas Welsh Board Chair

Welsh Pharmacy Board meeting: 24 June 2020

At the latest Royal Pharmaceutical Society Welsh Pharmacy Board meeting, discussions revolved around board elections, inclusion and diversity, and key work undertaken in Wales.

Lancet fingerprick blood

Hundreds of UK pharmacies are now offering rapid point-of-care COVID-19 antibody testing

Exclusive: Almost 500 pharmacies across the UK are now offering a rapid COVID-19 antibody testing service.

The Pharmaceutical Journal

July 2020, Vol 305, No 7939

Cover story:

Remote consultations: how pharmacy teams can practise them successfully.

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Jonathan Burton

Scottish Pharmacy Board meeting: 24 June 2020

At the latest Royal Pharmaceutical Society Scottish Pharmacy Board meeting, discussions revolved around the COVID-19 pandemic and promoting inclusion and diversity across the profession.

Claire Anderson

English Pharmacy Board meeting: 24 June 2020

At the latest Royal Pharmaceutical Society English Pharmacy Board meeting, discussions revolved around the COVID-19 pandemic and promoting inclusion and diversity across the profession.

Suzanne Scott Thomas Welsh Board Chair

Welsh Pharmacy Board meeting: 24 June 2020

At the latest Royal Pharmaceutical Society Welsh Pharmacy Board meeting, discussions revolved around board elections, inclusion and diversity, and key work undertaken in Wales.

Museum treasures lamels

Savory & Moore's patent medicated gelatine lamels, 1915–1919

Packets of lamels like this one, made by Savory & Moore in the late 1910s, would have been used to treat influenza during the 1918 pandemic.

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