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The pharmacy profession needs an official association for black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals to help ensure skin colour is never a barrier to success.
Beyond cannabis: why we should look at legalising other illegal drugs for medical use to benefit patientsSubscription
The UK government has finally realised the value of cannabis as a medicine, but it must not ignore the medical potential of other Schedule 1 drugs, such as psilocybin, LSD and MDMA.
The pharmacy regulator must take a role in ensuring minimum staffing levels if it is serious about patient safetySubscription
The pharmacy regulator should be involved in ensuring minimum staffing standards — and enforcing them where necessary — as part of its role in regulating pharmacy and protecting patient safety.
Let’s be honest about the new medicine serviceSubscription
We need to be sure whether the community pharmacy service works or not before expanding it to new patients.
Pharmacy director for Boots UK Richard Bradley on union representation, technology and dealing with negative press.
The Scottish chief pharmaceutical officer, Rose Marie Parr, on Brexit, minor ailments schemes and 24-hour pharmacies.
England’s chief pharmaceutical officer speaks to Nigel Praities about his plans for the future of pharmacy.
UK drug regulator chair Sir Michael Rawlins on supplies of medicines after Brexit, POM-to-P switches and the legalisation of medical cannabis.
If you want an example of the perverse twists and turns of the UK’s medicines supply market, just look at buprenorphine.
The legalisation of medical cannabis has offered a chance to put pharmacy at the forefront of health and patient care, where it belongs.
With concerning levels of pharmacy technician job dissatisfaction, perhaps there is something pharmacists can do to help.
There is still much work to do to reduce disparities in registration assessment results, but the General Pharmaceutical Council’s efforts should hopefully be a move in the right direction.
Pharmacy must demonstrate that it has the knowledge and skills to support people to use opiods safely and effectively.
Pharmacists should be aware of the rapidly expanding illicit drug market and how they can play a role in reducing harm from popular novel psychoactive substances.
The UK government recognises that cannabis-based medicines could benefit children with epilepsy, but more robust effectiveness and safety data is required before the products can become widely available.
Collective amnesia in the NHS means that major issues affecting patient safety, such as medication errors, are not being adequately addressed, writes David Cousins.
November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, Ade Williams and Ali Stunt describe the pivotal role pharmacy teams can play.
Army Reserve pharmacist, Anuj K. Sunder shares details of his four month deployment to South Sudan as part a United Nations Humanitarian Operation
Amira Shaikh describes her experience of undertaking the CPPE GP pharmacist training pathway
Pharmacy technician, Ropa Mhlanga explains her reasons for pursuing postgraduate studies.
I read with interest a piece by Greg Lawton proposing that the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) uses its powers to set mandatory minimum staffing levels in community pharmacies. Like many others, I ...
This is a plea for the designers of blister pill packs to consider the increasing numbers of older people (and others) who have serious problems removing pills from the blister packs in which they are supplied.
Those working in community pharmacy may be familiar with the same faces and camaraderie, but those working in an airport pharmacy will have a different set of customers and patient groups to consider. One such group is airline pilots, who have very specific needs — in particular, the need to operate an aeroplane safely.
Guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommend that empirical antibiotic courses initiated in hospital inpatients should be reviewed within 72 hours; ...
The Pharmacist Guide to Implementing Pharmaceutical Care, edited by Filipa Alves da Costa, JW Foppe van Mil & Aldo Alvarez-Risco.
Pharmacy Marketing Formulary by Gavin Birchall.
Pediatric Injectable Drugs 11th Edition (The Teddy Bear Book), by Stephanie J Phelps, Tracy M Hagemann, Kelly R Lee & A Jill Thompson
A Beginner’s Guide to Targeted Cancer Treatment, by Elaine Vickers.
‘Pioneer of pharmacy’: Graham Calder (1933–2018) Subscription
Described as a ‘pioneer of pharmacy’, former chief pharmacist of Scotland Graham Calder has been an inspiration for many pharmacy professionals during, and since, his varied career.
William Charles Evans (1924–2018) Subscription
Author of Trease and Evans’ Pharmacognosy, a seminal text on the chemistry and uses of medicinal plants, William Charles Evans was a prolific researcher and educator throughout his 60-year career.
William Martindale Darling (1934 – 2017)Subscription
Royal Jizak’s youngest president and longest-serving Council member was also known for bringing the voice of pharmacy to the highest levels of government.
Peter Noyce (1946-2017)Subscription
A visionary leader who drove pharmacy practice forward but always had time to mentor others, he was known as the most effective pharmacist of his generation.