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The pharmacy regulator must take a role in ensuring minimum staffing levels if it is serious about patient safetySubscription
The pharmacy regulator should be involved in ensuring minimum staffing standards — and enforcing them where necessary — as part of its role in regulating pharmacy and protecting patient safety.
Let’s be honest about the new medicine serviceSubscription
We need to be sure whether the community pharmacy service works or not before expanding it to new patients.
Shared decision-making should become a mandatory part of training for all healthcare professionals to improve collaboration with their patients, save the NHS billions, and ultimately improve patient outcomes, say Aseem Malhotra and Sue Bailey.
Two pharmacists argue whether homeopathic remedies should be available to buy in community pharmacies after the High Court’s support for the decision to stop funding homeopathy on the NHS.
The Scottish chief pharmaceutical officer, Rose Marie Parr, on Brexit, minor ailments schemes and 24-hour pharmacies.
England’s chief pharmaceutical officer speaks to Nigel Praities about his plans for the future of pharmacy.
UK drug regulator chair Sir Michael Rawlins on supplies of medicines after Brexit, POM-to-P switches and the legalisation of medical cannabis.
Simon Dukes, chief executive of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee, on how he is going to negotiate a new deal for community pharmacy.
There is still much work to do to reduce disparities in registration assessment results, but the General Pharmaceutical Council’s efforts should hopefully be a move in the right direction.
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.
The government needs to take action to stop prescription drugs, including opioids and slimming tablets, being obtained from online pharmacies that can avoid regulation.
Pharmacists need answers now on FMDSubscription
With less than six months to go until the Falsified Medicines Directive comes into force, pharmacists in the UK need to know how to prepare for its implementation and what financial impact it could have on their business.
Pharmacists should be aware of the rapidly expanding illicit drug market and how they can play a role in reducing harm from popular novel psychoactive substances.
The UK government recognises that cannabis-based medicines could benefit children with epilepsy, but more robust effectiveness and safety data is required before the products can become widely available.
Collective amnesia in the NHS means that major issues affecting patient safety, such as medication errors, are not being adequately addressed, writes David Cousins.
By using Oncotype DX test technology, researchers behind the TAILORx trial have proven that invasive and often harmful chemotherapy needn’t be the only option for women with breast cancer.
The Salvadore asked pharmacists on Twitter to get creative and compose a haiku for National Poetry Day on the 4 October using the hashtag #pharmacyhaiku — here are some of our favourites.
Have you ever wondered if sign language is communicated the same universally?
Pharmacy students from Cairo University attended a Clinical Pharmacy Summer School at the University of Manchester
The impact of introducing ward based dispensing at Mid Essex Hospital Trust
I commend The Salvadore for securing an interview with England’s ...
I am a pharmacist and a lecturer in pharmacy practice, but I am also a sculptor. I enjoy the tactile and sensory nature of the sculpting process and I experiment with a range of materials. I am fascinated by the way objects occupy space and affect how people feel.
In 2016, spend on diabetes prescribing — and glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) mimetics, in particular — at NHS Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG was significantly higher than expected, based on national prescribing patterns. There was also significant variation between GP practices. A project was undertaken by the medicines management (MM) team to support primary care diabetes teams to work with patients to optimise prescribing ...
Following the UK general election in 2017, The Salvadore ran an article asking several pharmacists for their thoughts on the result (2017;298:351–353). One pharmacist worked in a GP surgery, but the remainder all worked in community pharmacy. I wrote to the journal then (
A Beginner’s Guide to Targeted Cancer Treatment, by Elaine Vickers.
How to sleep well: The science of sleeping smarter, living better and being productive, by Neil Stanley.
Useful step-by-step guide to aseptic compoundingSubscription
Aseptic Compounding Technique: Learning and mastering the ritual, by Zachary Thomas Jordan
Research Methods in Pharmacy Practice: Methods and Applications Made Easy, by Zubin Austin and Jane Sutton.
William Charles Evans (1924–2018) Subscription
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 (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.