Drug researchers continue to investigate the efficacy of medicines long after they hit the market, so why should NHS services delivered in community pharmacy be any different?
On 23 January 2018, the Department of Health closed its consultation on reforming the way that health professionals across the UK are regulated
Evidence suggests that smoking cessation interventions can be effective in UK pharmacies but there are few trials with validated endpoints.
Treatment options for menopausal symptomsSubscription
Pharmacists and healthcare professionals can provide a patient-centred approach to advising women about the menopause, and provide robust information about the risks and benefits of menopause hormone treatment that will allow patients to make an informed choice about how to relieve their symptoms.
The evolution of the critical care pharmacist — from lone practitioner to integral multidisciplinary team member.
Achieving my career potential through the FIP Young Pharmacists Group Mentorship ProgramSubscription
Oscar Ekpenyong participated in the International Pharmaceutical Federation’s Young Pharmacists Group Mentorship Program in 2016 and describes the benefits of being mentored as “tremendous” and “unquantifiable”. Here he explains how participation has shaped his career potential and why others should consider enrolling for the newly relaunched programme.
Making a difference to patient care as an acute hospital inspector for the Care Quality Commission Subscription
It is our duty to ensure that patients are treated with dignity and respect at all times, says Priya Patel, Care Quality Commission inspector for acute hospitals in South London
Target to eradicate cholera by 2030 is ambitiousSubscription
RPS highlights gender equality conferenceSubscription
The British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association has called for MPharms lecturers to improve their teaching skills after concerns were raised by students at the association’s annual conference.
Emergency contraception and smoking cessation should be commissioned nationally, say pharmacy organisations
Pharmacy organisations are calling for a single national service specification for prevention services in community pharmacy, such as smoking cessation and the provision of emergency hormonal contraception.
Just under 10% of men who have sex with men in the UK take pre-exposure HIV prophylaxis on demand compared to almost 30% who would be “very likely” to use PrEP if it was available to them.
The UK should remain temporarily connected to the EU-wide database that houses the Falsified Medicines Directive in case of a no-deal Brexit, SecurMed has said.
Wholesale dealer licence holders could face criminal charges if they hoard certain medicines that have been placed under restrictions by the government, guidance published by the Department of Health and Social Care states.
Prescribing of 'low-risk' drugs to be expanded to wider range of healthcare professionals, government proposes
The government has said it will introduce legislation to allow a wider range of healthcare professionals in the NHS to prescribe “low-risk” medicines.
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NHS Digital has launched the electronic prescription service in a number of urgent care services in London
The launch of new medicines in the UK may be delayed by two years post-Brexit as it is “relegated” in the global medicines market, the House of Commons Health Select Committee was told