The whole of the NHS is gearing up for what ministers call the “biggest flu vaccination programme in history”, but it is still unclear what role community pharmacy will be able to play.
Homeless people face many barriers when it comes to accessing basic healthcare and, as a result, are only likely to live until their mid-40s. Some pharmacists are working to take care out onto the streets to help give these people a chance at a better life.
The coronavirus pandemic has been a huge challenge, but it has revolutionised pharmacy practice in some positive ways. In the second feature of a three-part series, we ask GP pharmacists which changes they want to retain.
A core group of pharmaceutical companies are making progress in tackling the spread of antimicrobial resistance, but change is not happening at the scale needed to radically impact the threat from drug resistance.
Roger M. Perlmutter: 'The free flow of scientific talent in and out of the UK is incredibly important'Subscription
Roger M. Perlmutter is the executive vice president of Merck Sharp & Dohme, and president of MSD Research Laboratories. On a visit to London, he caught up with Gino Martini, chief scientist at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, for a chat about the future of pharmaceutical research and his experiences of the industry.
The president of the UK Black Pharmacists Association speaks about the discrimination her members face every day and how pharmacy can tackle it.
Diabetes: mental health considerations in adults Subscription
Pharmacists can contribute to the psychological and emotional wellbeing of people living with diabetes by helping to identify those who have mental wellbeing needs, optimising treatment and minimising risk factors.
Anaphylaxis: symptoms, causes and diagnosisSubscription
Anaphylaxis normally develops suddenly and can be fatal if not correctly identified and managed.
Anaphylaxis: management Subscription
Anaphylaxis is potentially life-threatening; therefore, pharmacists must be able to immediately recognise symptoms and know how to treat patients.
Evaluating pharmacist interventions using the Simpler tool in Malaysian patients with type 2 diabetesSubscription
An evaluation of using a Simpler tool in Malaysian patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus to assess the types and effectiveness of interventions conducted by pharmacists and the impact on quality of life.
How to tackle the Oriel numeracy assessmentSubscription
Babir Malik and Joanna Domzal-Jamroz lead students through worked examples of the types of calculations covered in the Oriel recruitment process
'The diversity of patients is vast' – a day in the life of a perioperative prescribing pharmacistSubscription
Pharmacist Tara Molloy is the main prescriber of regular medicines for patients undergoing elective procedures at Wirral University Teaching Hospital.
Ongoing research may yet prove that the 4-aminoquinolones are an effective prophylactic medication in those at risk of developing COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the pharmacy profession in many ways, but perhaps the longest-lasting could be the planned changes to the preregistration year.
With doubts around the accuracy of antibody tests and slow progress on point-of-care testing, it is likely we will be waiting some time before we can confidently screen for COVID-19.
Community pharmacies in Scotland will be able to provide NHS flu vaccinations for the first time during the 2020/2021 flu season, the government has confirmed.
Community pharmacist vacancy rates as high as one in five in some parts of Wales, first ever workforce survey revealsSubscription
One region in Wales had a pharmacist vacancy rate of 19%, the first community pharmacy workforce survey in the country has revealed.
Government asks medicines manufacturers to stockpile drugs for end of Brexit transition period Subscription
The government has asked drug manufacturers to rebuild six-week stockpiles of medicines in time for the UK’s transition period for leaving the EU ending on 31 December 2020.
One in four pharmacists would retrain as doctors, survey by The Pharmaceutical Journal finds Subscription
Just under a quarter of pharmacists have said they would retrain as doctors, if government proposals to introduce fast-track retraining — as a result of the UK leaving the EU — are introduced.
Government to train 50 mental health community pharmacists as part of NHS workforce plan for 2020/2021Subscription
Health Education England (HEE) has committed to training 50 community-based specialist mental health pharmacists as part of the NHS’s workforce plan for 2020/2021.
Scottish health board says it has become first region in the world to 'effectively eliminate' hepatitis CSubscription
A Scottish health board has claimed to be the first region in the world to effectively eliminate hepatitis C.
From the blogs
COVID-19 raged, but mental health staff soldiered on — I am forever indebted to those who saved my mother's life
Pharmacist Ruby Mughal realised she had a lot to learn about humanity in care after seeing the support mental health professionals gave her mother.