A simple intervention to help manage asthma patients Subscription
When dispensing prescriptions for asthma inhalers, community pharmacists could add a small task to their routine to improve management of asthma patients.
Identifying those with poor asthma control Subscription
People with poor asthma control may not always attend asthma review appointments and community pharmacists could help find them.
Working together to improve prescribing Subscription
How interprofessional peer support will be promoted by the newly-expanded Association for Prescribers to improve the quality of prescribing across all healthcare settings.
Get together and learn something new Subscription
We can learn a great deal from colleagues throughout our daily practice. Learning in this way is often by example, yet many non-medical prescribers (NMPs) will rarely encounter other NMPs in the course of their work. So how can NMPs, who might feel quite isolated, create new learning relationships with those in similar roles?
A reminder to expect the unexpected Subscription
There are times in the clinic when a consultation will not go as expected, for all my preparation. I can spend up to an hour with each patient to ensure they have a good understanding of their new oral chemotherapy.
We must tackle the barriers to prescribing Subscription
Principal pharmacist at the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
New ways to improve the patient experience Subscription
Lead pharmacist for cancer and aseptic services at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Groundbreaking? No. Good value? Indeed Subscription
Unlike many other independent prescribers, I?do not have a ward or clinic that I?cover routinely but work in various locations in intermediate and secondary care. Recently, I provided cover for our off-site intermediate care unit for older people, which provides step-up and step-down beds for prevention of hospital admission and early hospital discharge, respectively. There is no doctor on site and the nurse prescriber who leads the unit is available for limited hours.
The loose ends are sorted. Job done Subscription
Training as a pharmacist prescriber costs the taxpayer money. It also requires considerable personal commitment for the pharmacist concerned, as well as support from his or her colleagues. Once obtained, what difference does this qualification make?
New ways to tackle non-attendance (Paul Forsyth) Subscription