As concerns over deaths related to the diet pill 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) increase, healthcare professionals — including pharmacists — are being called on to play their part in raising awareness and preventing DNP-related harm.
As the number of antibiotics supplied through the NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service increases, concerns are growing over its impact on antimicrobial resistance.
A call for action on high-dose opioid prescribing Subscription
Despite a decrease in the number of prescriptions, there are thousands of patients still on high-dose opioids. Pharmacy’s mission must be to review whether this is appropriate.
Every single one of us should be making changes to our living habits to ensure we reduce our carbon footprint, and the way we use and dispose of inhalers is no exception.
Research shows that pharmacists can successfully support the 8 million people in England thought to have undiagnosed and untreated hypertension. But they cannot do it without a change in the community pharmacy contract.
Malcolm Harrison: 'Expect considerable pressure from staff shortages in the next 18 months'Subscription
Malcolm Harrison, lobbyist for the UK’s largest pharmacy chains, talks apprenticeships, branch closures and the digital challenge for pharmacy.
Case-based learning: meningitisSubscription
Causes, diagnosis and initial management options for adults and children with meningitis.
Case-based learning: acne vulgarisSubscription
Causes, diagnosis and management options for a range of patients, including those with mild or moderate acne.
Lauren Gibson details a typical day working as part of a pharmacy-led, homeless health outreach service.
Pharmacists in the Army ReserveSubscription
Anuj K Sunder describes the benefits of being a pharmacist in the Army Reserve.
Legal amendments that introduce serious shortage protocols into the terms of service for NHS community pharmacies are due to come into force from 1 July 2019, subject to approval from Matt Hancock, health and social care secretary.
The NHS will make financial savings from switching to biosimilar versions of adalimumab earlier than originally anticipated, according to NHS England’s regional pharmacist for the south of England.
Changes to off-payroll working rules could deter pharmacists from working as locums, according to a joint statement from six pharmacy bodies.
GP practices are to refer patients direct to the pharmacy Digital Minor Illness Referral Service from June 2019.
Pharmacy negotiators are in discussions with the government over reports that community pharmacists are being left out of pocket following a “surge” in prescriptions of a flash glucose monitoring device for people with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
All health and social care providers should have pharmacy staff on their team to improve medicines safety, according to a report by the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of health and social care in England.