A cloud of doubt over the sunshine vitaminSubscription
Negative results in trials of vitamin D supplementation have led researchers to question the best way of reaching those who are deficient.
Failing the frailestSubscription
A new analysis suggests that thousands of vulnerable older people could be at risk because their medicines have not been reviewed by their GP.
The deadly online prescribing loopholeSubscription
Online prescribing has long operated in a regulatory grey area, with some online pharmacies evading oversight by exploiting technical loopholes in the law.
Community pharmacy’s flat funding settlement in England is linked to ‘efficiencies’ to be made through the hub-and-spoke model. With a consultation on the model on the cards for 2020, it is time to reconsider whether its benefits stack up.
Toby Anderson, chief executive of McKesson UK, on managing LloydsPharmacy’s parent company during a crucial period for healthcare provision and pharmacy.
Pharmacists should be able to describe the differences between acute lymphoblastic and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and the available treatment.
Case-based learning: postnatal depressionSubscription
Appropriate early recognition and timely treatment of postnatal depression is essential if patients are to make a full recovery.
Although it is common to see pharmacogenomic testing used North America and Australia, it is not yet part of practice in the UK. With the promise of genomic screening becoming part of the NHS, pharmacists must equip themselves with a knowledge of how the process works.
Postnatal depression: recognition and diagnosisSubscription
Pharmacists are likely to encounter patients affected by postnatal depression; therefore, the ability to identify signs of this under-recognised disorder is essential for appropriate and prompt referral for help and support.
An overview of the key physiological barriers to oral delivery of biologics and the strategies to overcome them that are currently being tested.
Whether pregnant or returning to a career in pharmacy, there are several ways the law protects new parents.
The nature of enquiries Daniel Hill receives as a medicines information and prescribing support pharmacist are vast and challenging.
The Pharmaceutical Journal is announcing an initiative to share new information on how medicines can be used safely and effectively in children and young people.
The community pharmacist consultation service has been lauded since it was announced in July 2019, but it is similar to schemes that have been tried in recent years.
The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has distanced itself from meeting minutes suggesting it believes a fifth of pharmacies could close as a result of the five-year pharmacy contract.
It is shaping up to be another busy year for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
Community pharmacists signed up to provide patient consultations are carrying out approximately one consultation each per week, government figures have shown.
Pharmacists could be expected to conduct millions of medication reviews, under NHS England plansSubscription
Pharmacists working in primary care networks will be expected to play a vital role in reviewing the medication of millions of patients with long-term conditions, under radical proposals to improve the care provided in the community published by NHS England.
Half of NHS trusts now outsource their outpatient pharmacies in an effort to save on tax, according to NHS figures, despite union leaders saying this practice is detrimental to staff pay.
Hospital pharmacists spent around 75% of their time on clinical pharmacy work in 2019 — a slight drop on the previous year.