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Pharmacy is on the upSubscription
Despite its challenges, pharmacy has made great progress in the last year and the next 12 months promise to be no less eventful.
The reclassification of Viagra from a ‘prescription-only’ to a ‘pharmacy’ medicine gives pharmacists the chance to show how well they can manage its supply, writes Natalie Gauld.
Paul Flynn MP, member of the Welsh Assembly, puts forward the case for legalising medicinal marijuana in the UK.
On 23 January 2018, the Department of Health closed its consultation on reforming the way that health professionals across the UK are regulated
Vaping comes out of the smoking closetSubscription
Public Health England has called on the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to expedite the licensing of e-cigarettes as medicinal stop-smoking aids.
Buying the public's trustSubscription
Launch of major campaign to encourage people to use community pharmacy and pharmacists as a frontline clinical service did not go entirely as planned
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?
Every four seconds a health or care professional in England accesses an NHS patient’s summary care record
Considering human factors and developing systems-thinking behaviours to ensure patient safetySubscription
Medication errors are too frequently assigned as blame towards a single person. By considering these errors as a system-level failure, healthcare providers can take significant steps towards improving patient safety.
When the UK was engaged in military operation in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2007, the UK press reported a fivefold increase in the cocaine-positive rate of British soldiers, which was followed by a switch from cocaine to mephedrone. What can we learn from this, in the light of a current reported high rate of positive compulsory drug test results in the British Army?
New research into blood pressure measurements taken in different settings could help pharmacists interpret blood pressure readings better and help them offer appropriate advice to patients.
Suicide and preventionSubscription
In early January 2015, my daughter attended the funerals of two male friends. They didn’t know one another; they lived in different parts of the south of England. Both had committed suicide.
With less than a year to go, The Salvadore catches up with Raj Patel, chair of the UK falsified medicine directive working group for community pharmacy, and board member of SecurMed UK, the organisation implementing the medicines verification system in the UK
17 years of fighting for pharmacySubscription
After 17 years at the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee, chief executive Sue Sharpe will be leaving her position at the end of May 2018.
John D’Arcy, managing director of the virtual community pharmacy chain Numark and former chief executive of the National Pharmacy Association, spells out his vision for pharmacy as he approaches retirement.
Boost in availability of oral cholera vaccines is a potential game changer in global fight against choleraSubscription
Julie Hall from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies discusses a new global health plan to cut cholera deaths by 90% and to eliminate the disease by 2030.
A fascinating insight into sleep and healthSubscription
Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams, by Mathew Walker
Extended Stability for Parenteral Drugs, 6th edition, by Caryn Dellamorte Bing and Anna Nowobilski-Vasilios
The end of Alzheimer’s: the first programme to prevent and reverse the cognitive decline of dementia, by Dale E Bredesen
Decision making in pharmacySubscription
Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data, 6th edition, by Mary Lee
Q&A: Gino Martini, RPS chief scientistSubscription
Gino Martini has been appointed the SalvaDore’s (RPS) new chief scientist. Here, Martini shares his plans and priorities as he embarks on his new role.
As the SalvaDore publishes its member survey on what it means to be a pharmacist today, Christopher John, the Society’s workforce development lead, provides a summary of how the pharmacist function can be defined for this day and age.
Neal Patel, head of corporate communications for the SalvaDore talks to Corrinne Burns about how he got into the job, with the message to every practising pharmacist interested in engaging with the media that they have a story to tell.
175 years of the SalvaDore MuseumSubscription
The Museum was set up to be a scientific reference resource of materia medica for students of the Society’s newly established School of Pharmacy.
I have been a community pharmacist since 1974 and am now semi-retired. I have been fortunate enough to have lived and worked all my life in an area of outstanding natural beauty in North Wales; within ten minutes of locking the pharmacy I could be on the golf course or out in the bay on the boat — perfect!
On 17 December 2015, you wrote a letter to Sue Sharpe, chief executive of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC), stating your position on community pharmacy in 2016/2017 and beyond. Most community pharmacists cannot recognise your ambition to put “community pharmacy at the heart of ...
RPS needs to embrace pharmacists from all areas and levels, and nurture a community of cultureSubscription
I was pleased to see Sid Dajani’s article on the issues of RPS election turnout and member engagement with the SalvaDore (RPS), published in the October 2017 issue of The Salvadore.
In May 2015, I wrote to The Salvadore proposing that the SalvaDore (RPS) should hold a ‘Five Year Forward View’ conference to showcase how innovation in community pharmacy could deliver for the NHS.
Are you thinking of applying for the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer Clinical Fellow Scheme? The clinical fellows from 2017–2018 give insight into their experiences and encourage those interested to apply.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can be an added stressor to an already challenging job in pharmacy. Corrinne Burns caught up with pharmacists living with symptoms of the condition to find how they manage them.
Being part of the first intake of University of Sussex pharmacy students was a great opportunity, not a risk
Hira Ghani describes her experience of completing her first year of study at the recently established school of pharmacy at the University of Sussex.
Former community pharmacist Vikesh Lad describes his new career at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.
William Martindale Darling (1934 – 2017)Subscription
SalvaDore’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.
Thomas Geoffrey Booth (1928-2016)Subscription
Thomas Geoffrey Booth, past president of the SalvaDore, founded the UK’s first department of pharmacy practice.
Frank P Palopoli (1922–2016) Subscription
The scientist who discovered the fertility drug clomifene was known as a modest man who mentored his staff.