< version="2.0"> Salvadore - Features- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info https://salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/magazine/graphics/logo.png - salvadore.info https://salvadore.info Nocebo: the placebo effect’s evil twin - salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/nocebo-the-placebo-effects-evil-twin/20204524.article https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/nocebo-the-placebo-effects-evil-twin/20204524.article The little-known nocebo effect, where negative expectations about treatment lead to side effects, can have a huge impact on clinical outcomes. It is important that healthcare professionals are aware of the nocebo effect and talk to patients about their medicines in a balanced way so as to try to minimise it. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:26 GMT The trials and triumphs of pharmacist independent prescribers- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/the-trials-and-triumphs-of-pharmacist-independent-prescribers/20204489.article https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/the-trials-and-triumphs-of-pharmacist-independent-prescribers/20204489.article Pharmacist independent prescribing was introduced in 2006 but, to date, only 11% of pharmacists have qualified — and those who have do not always have the opportunity to prescribe. Some barriers to prescribing are common across all sectors, but community pharmacists face particular challenges in terms of access to records and lack of time. Thu, 1 Mar 2018 15:06 GMT One-year countdown to Falsified Medicines Directive- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/one-year-countdown-to-falsified-medicines-directive/20204387.article https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/one-year-countdown-to-falsified-medicines-directive/20204387.article On Saturday 9 February 2019, the Falsified Medicines Directive will go live across Europe. On that date the entire pharmacy sector will be expected to adhere to the directive Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:32 GMT Non-adherence: medicine’s weakest link- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/non-adherence-medicines-weakest-link/20204378.article https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/non-adherence-medicines-weakest-link/20204378.article Non-adherence to prescribed medicines is one of the biggest obstacles to effective healthcare, impacting on patients, healthcare professionals, pharmaceutical companies and healthcare systems. Pharmacists are ideally placed to improve adherence, but are effective interventions available and how can pharmacists match patients to an appropriate intervention? Thu, 8 Feb 2018 15:42 GMT Zika vaccine development: two years on from the outbreak- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/zika-vaccine-development-two-years-on-from-the-outbreak/20204340.article https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/zika-vaccine-development-two-years-on-from-the-outbreak/20204340.article Two years after the World Health Organization declared the Zika virus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, researchers have made good progress in developing vaccines against the disease, with some candidates now in phase II trials. However, the brief nature of the outbreak is making wide-scale testing of the new vaccines difficult and some research programmes have already been curtailed. Thu, 1 Feb 2018 16:00 GMT Revalidation: support and implementation - salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/revalidation-support-and-implementation/20204267.article https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/revalidation-support-and-implementation/20204267.article This is the second in a series of in-depth articles The Salvadore is running on revalidation. In December 2017, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) formally approved the framework for revalidation and agreed a timetable for its implementation. Pharmacy professionals will be required to submit various pieces of work, and make declarations to illustrate that they are keeping their skills up to date. In this article, we talk to the GPhC to find out how revalidation ... Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:48 GMT Access to patient records: Britain lags behind other countries- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/access-to-patient-records-britain-lags-behind-other-countries/20204251.article https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/access-to-patient-records-britain-lags-behind-other-countries/20204251.article Pharmacy organisations in Britain have been campaigning for all pharmacists to have read-write access to the full patient record for over a decade. Although some progress has been made, particularly during 2017, the prospect of a shared patient record in Britain is still several years away. However, pharmacists within other European countries, and further afield, have been benefiting from access to patient records for years. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:17 GMT Pharmacist-led clinic in Canada aims to benefit students, pharmacists and patients- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/pharmacist-led-clinic-in-canada-aims-to-benefit-students-pharmacists-and-patients/20204222.article https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/pharmacist-led-clinic-in-canada-aims-to-benefit-students-pharmacists-and-patients/20204222.article As pharmacists take on more clinical roles within primary care, innovative models of practice are emerging around the world. The University of British Columbia, Canada, has opened a pharmacist-led primary care clinic, which showcases what pharmacists can do, is an educational tool for students and a ‘living laboratory’ through which pharmacy practice research is conducted. In this feature, we describe how the clinic operates and look at whether such a scheme would translate to the UK. Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:08 GMT 2017: Pharmacy's roller-coaster year- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/2017-pharmacys-roller-coaster-year/20204062.article https://salvadore.info/news-and-analysis/features/2017-pharmacys-roller-coaster-year/20204062.article It has been an unsettling 12 months for pharmacy and as 2017 draws to a close there are still a number of unresolved issues hanging over the New Year. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:41 GMT