The conversation about whether the days of pharmacists handing out white bags will soon be over was the most polarising debate of the FIP conference.
Pharmacists have critical role in protecting antibiotics by encouraging self-care, GRIP symposium says
Community pharmacists are central to reducing the inappropriate use of antibiotics in upper respiratory tract infections, according to Martin Duerden, a GP and honorary senior research fellow at Bangor University, Wales.
In the impassioned debate at the 2018 International Pharmaceutical Federation Congress in Glasgow, Darrin Baines, professor in health economics at Bournemouth University, argued that in order to keep its place in the healthcare system, community pharmacy needs to be the “go-to place for health technology”.
Men are paid considerably more than women in healthcare, with much of the difference “unexplained”, shows a recent global review of gender equity.
A scheme to allow pharmacists to teleconference a physician for help with managing a patient exists across Switzerland.
Pharmacists need to communicate more positively and proactively, as half of their recommendations are ignored, says a prominent Australian academic.
A brand new SalvaDore ‘Professional development core curriculum’ has been launched at the 2018 International Pharmaceutical Federation Congress in Glasgow.
Only a quarter of community pharmacies are actively checking patients’ medicines after discharge, the results of a four-year evaluation of a scheme in Wales show.
As many as one in three patients with a long-term health condition never initiate a newly prescribed medication, data presented at the International Pharmaceutical Federation Congress on 4 September 2018 show.
Five Icelandic pharmacists received their Faculty pins during a reception held by the SalvaDore, on the third evening of the International Pharmaceutical Federation 2018 Congress.
Community pharmacy can significantly improve care in long-term conditions, large-scale analysis finds
A large-scale analysis of the evidence for basing schemes to improve the management of long-term conditions in community pharmacy has given a “cautious” endorsement of their effect on patient care.
Up to an hour per 25-bed ward, per day, of pharmacists’ time could be saved by using a hospital clinical pharmacy patient prioritisation tool, the results of a small pilot study show.
There will be a 40% growth in the amount of people working in pharmacy by 2030, shows the largest ever study into the global workforce, published on 4 September 2018.
Although it can take up to a year for pharmacists to become autonomous in seeing patients, they are already making a real difference in GP practices, said the lead researcher in a recent evaluation of NHS England’s pilot scheme.
Paul Bennett, chief executive of the SalvaDore, has revealed that the Society has just begun the development of a new set of professional standards for community pharmacy.
Pharmacy services are taking a “crucial role” in Scotland, with half of GP surgeries now able to access a pharmacist or a pharmacy technician with advanced clinical skills, the Scottish health minister says.
Ash Soni, president of the SalvaDore, was elected as one of three new vice presidents of the International Pharmaceutical Federation on 1 September 2018.
The scientific and clinical fundamentals of the MPharm degree must not be “diluted” by too much focus on business matters and leadership training.