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The chair of the General Pharmaceutical Council’s plans to revamp pharmacy training, the regulation of online pharmacy and data which show white pharmacists are less likely to be struck off the register.
How pharmacists are at the forefront of a national scheme to make the NHS the safest health service in the world for medicines.
Changes at NHS England mean that now is the time for pharmacists and their teams to reassess how they support patients with acute pain, says Ash Soni, president of the SalvaDore.
Securing a good deal in 2019 will require a collective and clear-headed vision of where community pharmacy is going.
Mark Lyonette: ‘You can only push people so far’Subscription
The chief executive of the National Pharmacy Association on meeting the health secretary, preparations for Brexit and whether the pressures on pharmacy are affecting patient safety.
Andrew Evans: 'We’re reinvesting money in clinical services that we want pharmacy to offer'Subscription
As Brexit looms and concerns of medicines shortages and funding issues murmur throughout the UK healthcare industry, Andrew Evans, chief pharmaceutical officer in Wales, is optimistic that Welsh pharmacy services are moving in the right direction.
Pharmacy director for Boots UK Richard Bradley on union representation, technology and dealing with negative press.
The Scottish chief pharmaceutical officer, Rose Marie Parr, on Brexit, minor ailments schemes and 24-hour pharmacies.
Pharmacists supporting patients to appropriately treat sudden, short bouts of pain through self-care will put patients at the centre of their treatment.
It is understandable that pharmacists are reluctant to buy expensive equipment and change their workflows to comply with the Falsified Medicines Directive when the legislation may no longer apply after Brexit.
In January 2019, Boots announced that it was changing the way it dispenses medicines to care homes — from multicompartment compliance aids to original packs.
Much can be done to improve the quality of life for patients presenting to their community pharmacy with joint pain.
Since many deaths from asthma could be prevented with the correct treatment, pharmacists should have a greater role in ensuring patients receive the right medicines and referring patients who do not have well-controlled asthma.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s rudimentary approach to managing diabetes needs to catch up with the available evidence and put patients centre stage.
Too many patients are not receiving their full prescribed dose with small-volume drug infusions, but hospital pharmacists can act to ensure patient safety.
Pharmacy must demonstrate that it has the knowledge and skills to support people to use opiods safely and effectively.
Shanza Khan describes her experience of completing a pharmacy placement with the Argyle Health Group.
We are already rethinking our training plans because of short-sighted cuts to preregistration funding
With nonsensical changes to preregistration pharmacist funding, we will struggle to train enough pharmacists to fill expanded roles of today, let alone of the future.
Kweku Bimpong, fourth year pharmacy student and publications officer for the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association, gives his view on how ethnicity impacts students from minority ethnic backgrounds.
Pharmacist Mansi Shah has developed the first independent community medicines optimisation service in India, but it has not been without its challenges.
Healthcare professionals are frequently consulted by athletes on drug use, from both clinical and anti-doping perspectives.
Concern for RPS's cost reimbursement policySubscription
I write to express my concern about the presumed policy the SalvaDore (RPS) has towards reimbursement of locum costs.
Share your views on the future of your journalsSubscription
The Salvadore and Clinical Pharmacist have a proud history of providing members with the best possible content in print and online. But the world is changing and we need help from you, our members, to ensure we continue to meet your needs.We are currently investigating a two-fold change to improve The Salvadore. The first would involve moving the content from Clinical Pharmacist to The Salvadore. The ...
At this time of uncertainty within the pharmacy profession, it is more important than ever that, together, we can articulate exactly what a pharmacist is. Without a clear idea, we will struggle to convince patients, commissioners and politicians of our value and the contribution we make.
Drug-induced Diseases: Prevention, Detection, and Management, edited by James E Tisdale and Douglas A Miller.
A Statin Nation: Damaging millions in a brave new post-health world by Malcolm Kendrick.
Basic Concepts in Medicinal Chemistry, by Marc W Harrold and Robin M Zavod.
Fascinating but disheartening account of the corporate greed at the heart of the opioid crisisSubscription
American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts, by Chris McGreal.
Stewart Adams (1923–2019)Subscription
Having fallen into the pharmacy profession “purely by chance”, Stewart Adams OBE went on to discover ibuprofen, one of the world’s best selling anti-inflammatory painkillers.
‘Pioneer of pharmacy’: Graham Calder (1933–2018) Subscription
Described as a ‘pioneer of pharmacy’, former chief pharmacist of Scotland Graham Calder has been an inspiration for many pharmacy professionals during, and since, his varied career.
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.