< version="2.0"> Salvadore - Opinion- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info https://salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/magazine/graphics/logo.png - salvadore.info https://salvadore.info Buying the public's trust- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/opinion/editorial/buying-the-publics-trust/20204404.article https://salvadore.info/opinion/editorial/buying-the-publics-trust/20204404.article Launch of major campaign to encourage people to use community pharmacy and pharmacists as a frontline clinical service did not go entirely as planned Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:30 GMT Pharmacy is on the up- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/pharmacy-is-on-the-up/20204408.article https://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/pharmacy-is-on-the-up/20204408.article Despite its challenges, pharmacy has made great progress in the last year and the next 12 months promise to be no less eventful. Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:16 GMT Considering human factors and developing systems-thinking behaviours to ensure patient safety- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/opinion/insight/considering-human-factors-and-developing-systems-thinking-behaviours-to-ensure-patient-safety/20204352.article https://salvadore.info/opinion/insight/considering-human-factors-and-developing-systems-thinking-behaviours-to-ensure-patient-safety/20204352.article 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.  Thu, 8 Feb 2018 10:13 GMT Viagra from the pharmacist: insight from reclassification in New Zealand- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/viagra-from-the-pharmacist-insight-from-reclassification-in-new-zealand/20204320.article https://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/viagra-from-the-pharmacist-insight-from-reclassification-in-new-zealand/20204320.article 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. Wed, 31 Jan 2018 11:10 GMT Why we need to legalise cannabis for medical use in the UK- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/why-we-need-to-legalise-cannabis-for-medical-use-in-the-uk/20204287.article https://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/why-we-need-to-legalise-cannabis-for-medical-use-in-the-uk/20204287.article Paul Flynn MP, member of the Welsh Assembly, puts forward the case for legalising medicinal marijuana in the UK. Thu, 25 Jan 2018 12:35 GMT Reforming regulation: General Pharmaceutical Council responds to consultation- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/reforming-regulation-general-pharmaceutical-council-responds-to-consultation/20204265.article https://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/reforming-regulation-general-pharmaceutical-council-responds-to-consultation/20204265.article On 23 January 2018, the Department of Health closed its consultation on reforming the way that health professionals across the UK are regulated Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:32 GMT The evidence for community pharmacy- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/opinion/editorial/the-evidence-for-community-pharmacy/20204261.article https://salvadore.info/opinion/editorial/the-evidence-for-community-pharmacy/20204261.article 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? Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:27 GMT Full pharmacist access to records is the key to better patient care- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/opinion/editorial/full-pharmacist-access-to-records-is-the-key-to-better-patient-care/20204245.article https://salvadore.info/opinion/editorial/full-pharmacist-access-to-records-is-the-key-to-better-patient-care/20204245.article Every four seconds a health or care professional in England accesses an NHS patient’s summary care record Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:23 GMT 17 years of fighting for pharmacy- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/opinion/qa/17-years-of-fighting-for-pharmacy/20204248.article https://salvadore.info/opinion/qa/17-years-of-fighting-for-pharmacy/20204248.article After 17 years at the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee, chief executive Sue Sharpe will be leaving her position at the end of May 2018. Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:06 GMT Fixing a minimum alcohol unit price in Scotland- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/fixing-a-minimum-alcohol-unit-price-in-scotland/20204241.article https://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/fixing-a-minimum-alcohol-unit-price-in-scotland/20204241.article Rising alcohol-related health damage and evidence for a specific link to cheap alcohol led the Scottish Government to legislate a minimum price per unit of alcohol to reduce sales. Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:33 GMT The importance of the British Army’s slick drug-testing operations- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/opinion/insight/the-importance-of-the-british-armys-slick-drug-testing-operations/20203955.article https://salvadore.info/opinion/insight/the-importance-of-the-british-armys-slick-drug-testing-operations/20203955.article 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? Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:18 GMT Dealing with medicines misuse in execution by lethal injection- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/dealing-with-medicines-misuse-in-execution-by-lethal-injection/20204051.article https://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/dealing-with-medicines-misuse-in-execution-by-lethal-injection/20204051.article New standards of industry best practice have been established for implementing distribution controls on drugs that could be used for execution Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:32 GMT Rethinking the clinical interpretation of blood pressure readings taken in pharmacies- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/opinion/insight/rethinking-the-clinical-interpretation-of-blood-pressure-readings-taken-in-pharmacies/20203837.article https://salvadore.info/opinion/insight/rethinking-the-clinical-interpretation-of-blood-pressure-readings-taken-in-pharmacies/20203837.article 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. Mon, 8 Jan 2018 15:58 GMT Smoking cessation: shifting the research focus to community pharmacy- salvadore.info https://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/smoking-cessation-shifting-the-research-focus-to-community-pharmacy/20203961.article https://salvadore.info/opinion/comment/smoking-cessation-shifting-the-research-focus-to-community-pharmacy/20203961.article Evidence suggests that smoking cessation interventions can be effective in UK pharmacies but there are few trials with validated endpoints. Wed, 3 Jan 2018 12:40 GMT