‘Urgent action’ needed on pharmacist shortagesSubscription
NHS workforce planners warn that they are running out of pharmacists as demand for the profession rises.
One year since UK law changed to enable medical cannabis to be prescribed, researchers are exploring the drug’s potential for treating post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
With almost 1,400 reports of controlled drugs being lost, stolen or missing in 2018/2019, there are concerns regarding the increasing sophistication of those trying to subvert the system.
Community pharmacy at the heart of primary careSubscription
As the ‘NHS long-term plan’ is implemented in England, community pharmacy will become the heart of the new primary care landscape, delivering clinical services and receiving referrals from other health providers.
It's not just medicines that improve health — pharmacists need a better understanding of nutritionSubscription
Research shows that dietary changes can help to manage conditions such as diabetes and asthma, so undergraduate pharmacy courses must better prepare pharmacists to advise patients on healthy eating behaviours.
The chief negotiator for community pharmacy in England on the new contract he agreed with ministers, and what it means for the future of community pharmacy.
There are several tools pharmacists can use when assessing a patient’s medicines; however, patient input and appropriate questions can have a profound impact in ensuring medicines optimisation.
Pharmacists and their teams should be able to manage patients presenting with ear discharge, earache and dizziness effectively, referring patients only when necessary.
Managing ear problems: hearing loss and tinnitusSubscription
Pharmacy teams should know when to manage and refer patients presenting with hearing loss or tinnitus.
A Portsmouth-based medicines advice at home service highlights the impact of pharmacist-led interventions.
Former hospital pharmacist Ana Armstrong would often find herself worrying about her older patients after discharge; so she decided to move sectors and help bridge care between hospital and home.
Pharmacists and lawyers give advice on what to do if you witness inappropriate behaviour in the workplace.
Getting to grips with the polypharmacy challengeSubscription
Over the next two months, The Pharmaceutical Journal will publish the results of its call for papers on medicines optimisation.
Substance misuse and needle exchange patients in Newcastle will be given “up to £25 of Greggs vouchers” if they present for a blood spot test for hepatitis C in a community pharmacy.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended two cannabis-based medicinal products for reimbursement under the NHS.
Reports of lost, stolen or missing controlled drugs in England increased by 19% between 2017/2018 and 2018/2019.
The number of flu vaccinations given by community pharmacists in England by November 2019 is 61% higher that what was achieved by November 2018.
More than a quarter of funding for pharmacy integration diverted to 'other NHS priorities' in 2018/2019
Exclusive: A Freedom of Information request submitted by The Pharmaceutical Journal has revealed that £11m from the Pharmacy Integration Fund has been diverted to other NHS priorities.
Pharmacy negotiators have not seen any evidence that extending the hub-and-spoke model of dispensing in community pharmacy will save money, the chief executive of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has said.