Pharmacist Support — a charity working for pharmacists and their families, former pharmacists and pharmacy students to provide help and support — has announced that it will be able to offer personal coaching to more pharmacists after expanding its partnership with Boots.
Giving patients a USB device containing electronic medicine records at hospital discharge could help prevent medicine errors as they move between hospital and the community, a study published in the British Journal of General Practice has found.
The chair of the General Pharmaceutical Council has said he plans to “specifically engage” with the Pharmacy Schools Council on funding for its new education and training standards.
Proposals to restrict the prescribing of medicines and other treatments that are available over the counter will not go ahead in Wales.
Community pharmacists in Wales will be able to directly refer patients for a chest X-ray as part of a study to help increase the number of people identified with early lung cancer.
Deaths from liver disease related to serious hepatitis C fell by more than 16% between 2015 and 2017, according to data published by Public Health England.
The number of pharmacy training places in Wales is set to nearly double in the next four years, the Welsh government has announced.
Pharmacists could soon access summary care records (SCR) using an Apple iPad rather than a smartcard, under a new NHS Digital pilot.
A month-long survey looking at the antibiotic use of nearly 18,000 patients has revealed that at least one resident in each of 644 long-term care facilities in the UK was taking an antibiotic.
The government has responded to a petition calling for responsible pharmacist proposals to be rejected saying that it has no current plans to remove the requirement that a pharmacist must supervise the sale or supply of pharmacy or prescription only medicines at or from a registered pharmacy.
Online pharmacies will have to verify the identities of patients they are prescribing for, under new guidance published by the General Pharmaceutical Council.
Proposals to develop a five-year apprenticeship scheme for pharmacists have been criticised as “highly disruptive to the profession”.
Seema Kennedy has been appointed as the new parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Department of Health and Social Care.
Plans from the General Pharmaceutical Council for the education and training of pharmacists could pose a risk to the future pharmacy workforce, if implemented without secure funding, the SalvaDore has warned.
Diagnosis of depression is infrequently recorded on older adults’ patient notes, a survey of 27 acute hospitals across England has shown.
Older adults with hypertension who take sleeping tablets are more likely to receive an increased number of antihypertensive medicines over time, study results have shown.
A previously reported association between analgesic use in pregnancy and childhood asthma is likely to result from confounding factors, researchers have concluded.
Beta interferons improve survival in patients with relapsing-onset multiple sclerosis when used for at least three years, research has shown.
Women are more likely to report adverse drug reactions to certain drugs than men, research published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology has shown.
Statin use is associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a prospective study has found.
A novel treatment has been found to be effective in improving symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, such as attention and hyperactivity.
Hormone replacement therapy is associated with a small but significantly increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, research published in The BMJ has found