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  • The Integrated Care Provider contract's implications for community pharmacySubscription

    18 SEP 2018By

    A series of documents have been published in support of NHS England’s consultation on the proposed Integrated Care Provider (ICP) contract. They provide details on how the contract would underpin integration between services, how it differs from existing NHS contracts, how it fit into the broader commissioning system, and which organisations could hold the ICP contract.

  • Myth-busting sessions in the community to improve knowledge of antimicrobial resistanceSubscription

    14 SEP 2018

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of today’s great public health challenges and it is driven by the use of antibiotics. As antimicrobial pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, we are tasked with reducing unnecessary antibiotic use in our patient population at Cwm Taf University Health Board, South Wales, which provides healthcare services to almost 300,000 people living in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf. Like many health organisations, we face the particular challenge of an ...

  • AEDs as a quality payment criterion: what could offer more quality than saving a life?Subscription

    14 SEP 2018

    Having jumped through the various hoops which the Department of Health has asked of community pharmacists to demonstrate the ‘quality’ community pharmacies offer, I am struck by how little difference any of the initiatives offer. Yes, they are all good ideas in principle, and we were already doing many of them without formal recognition.

  • Student writing competition asks if undergraduates should be registered with the GPhCSubscription

    13 SEP 2018

    The Pharmacy Law and Ethics Association (PLEA), founded in 1997 by Joy Wingfield, runs an annual essay competition which is open to all MPharm students in the UK and Ireland. The competition is now ten years old, having seen its first winner in 2009. PLEA is an independent, non-profit association for pharmacy professionals who are involved in law and ethics, and for lawyers, ethicists and others with an interest in pharmacy law and ethics.

  • William Charles Evans

    William Charles Evans (1924–2018) Subscription

    16 MAY 2018

    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 (second from left) with his wife and children after receiving the CBE in 1988.

    William Martindale Darling (1934 – 2017)Subscription

    14 AUG 2017By

    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

    Peter Noyce (1946-2017)Subscription

    21 JUN 2017By

    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, past president of the SalvaDore

    Thomas Geoffrey Booth (1928-2016)Subscription

    1 DEC 2016By

    Thomas Geoffrey Booth, past president of the SalvaDore, founded the UK’s first department of pharmacy practice.


Students sitting their preregistration exam

Supporting black pharmacy students: how can we improve?

12 SEP 2018By

Mahendra Patel urges the pharmacy profession to do more for BAME students.

Mentoring, career development concept

Want to further your career? Get a mentor

6 SEP 2018

Rajinder Bains explains the benefits having a mentor can have on your pharmacy career.

Education concept

Learning to lead with the Mary Seacole programme: turns out I’m not a know-it-all

30 AUG 2018By

Chandani Sakaria shares her experience of completing the Mary Seacole programme for leaders.

Mental health first aiders, Queen’s University Belfast School of Pharmacy

Mental health first aid for students needing support

23 AUG 2018

Queen’s University Belfast School of Pharmacy have formed a student-led mental health and well-being team to help safeguard the health of every student.

Police car lights

Robbery at knifepoint: how our pharmacy coped

22 AUG 2018By

Pharmacy manager Amanda Smith recounts the day her West Yorkshire community pharmacy was targeted by an armed thief, and how the pharmacy team recovered from the ordeal.

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