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Topic: Pharmacy practice

September 7, 2018
‘Hard look’ at gender parity needed as pharmacy’s female workforce set to grow

A ‘hard look’ at gender parity issues will be vital as the proportion of women working in pharmacy increases, a representative body for the sector has warned.
 

August 23, 2018
Working as a pharmacist in the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo was a rewarding experience, despite considerable challenges, explains Barbara Pawulska

Working as a pharmacist in the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo was a rewarding experience, despite considerable challenges, explains Barbara Pawulska
 
What with busy dispensaries and tricky patients to contend with, life as a pharmacist can present challenges in any walk of the profession.
 

August 14, 2018
The prescribing safety assessment (PSA) could benefit pre-registration pharmacy students who want to become independent prescribers, a study has concluded.

The prescribing safety assessment (PSA) could benefit UK pre-registration pharmacy students who want to become independent prescribers, a study has concluded.
 
The PSA is a 60-minute evaluation of 30 questions on writing and reviewing new prescriptions, calculating drug doses and identifying and avoiding adverse drug reactions and medication errors, among others.
 

July 31, 2018
Delivering a clinical pharmacy service within an NHS acute trust has many challenges, not least of which is the conflict between workload demands and staffing resource.

Abstract

Aims

The clinical pharmacy services leads at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (Wythenshawe site) have designed and implemented a service delivery model utilising a pharmacy digital tracker board and workforce management system that allocates staff based on patient risk and workload. The aim of this paper is to describe the flexible service model and examine outcome measures pre- and post-implementation.

 

Methods and results

November 16, 2016
What does the evidence base tell us and how can we optimise delivery of pharmaceutical care?

What does the evidence base tell us and how can we optimise delivery of pharmaceutical care?

 

 

November 16, 2016
Development and pilot of an integrated clinical pharmacy service in a teaching hospital NHS Trust emergency department, and quantification of the type and severity of interventions made, are discussed

Development and pilot of an integrated clinical pharmacy service in a teaching hospital NHS Trust emergency department, and quantification of the type and severity of interventions made, are discussed

 

 

November 16, 2016
New policy recommendations on preventing occupational exposure to cytotoxic drugs were launched in the European Parliament earlier this year

New policy recommendations on preventing occupational exposure to cytotoxic drugs were launched in the European Parliament earlier this year

 

 

August 10, 2016
This paper discusses the successful implementation of an infection control intervention in a district general teaching hospital

This paper discusses the successful implementation of an infection control intervention in a district general teaching hospital

 

 

August 10, 2016
Collaborative working should optimise medical intervention in the management of rheumatological conditions to reduce the incidence of pain and impaired function

Collaborative working should optimise medical intervention in the management of rheumatological conditions to reduce the incidence of pain and impaired function

 

August 10, 2016
Appropriate management of patients’ long-term medicines in the perioperative period leads to reduced complications linked to comorbidities and improves patient outcomes

Appropriate management of patients’ long-term medicines in the perioperative period leads to reduced complications linked to comorbidities and improves patient outcomes

 

 

August 10, 2016
New printing technologies offer innovative solutions for personalised medicine and tailored dosage forms to meet the needs of individual patients

New printing technologies offer innovative solutions for personalised medicine and tailored dosage forms to meet the needs of individual patients

 

 

August 10, 2016
This study was performed as an independent assessment of the draft protocol devised by NIOSH for evaluating the performance of CSTDs that employ a physical barrier, as intended by NIOSH. The study applied the same test protocol to include an assessment of one example of a CSTD system that employs air filtration technology

This study was performed as an independent assessment of the draft protocol devised by NIOSH for evaluating the performance of CSTDs that employ a physical barrier, as intended by NIOSH. The study applied the same test protocol to include an assessment of one example of a CSTD system that employs air filtration technology

 

 

May 31, 2016
The Falsified Medicines Directive, which requires complete compliance by February 2019 mandates the systematic authentication of medicines at the point of supply to the patient, in an effort to identify counterfeit, falsified, recalled or expired drugs

The sale of medicines known to be counterfeit or falsified is an unscrupulous business that endangers patient health. The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD), which requires complete compliance by February 2019 mandates the systematic authentication (scanning) of medicines at the point of supply to the patient, in an effort to identify counterfeit, falsified, recalled or expired drugs. The FMD is a win-win-win for government, the pharmaceutical industry and patients, but it remains to be seen how this change will affect the secondary care environment.

May 25, 2016
A wealth of evidence indicates that ePrescribing and Medicines Administration systems deliver benefits but they need good implementation and ongoing support to gain full benefit

A wealth of evidence indicates that ePrescribing and Medicines Administration systems deliver benefits but they need good implementation and ongoing support to gain full benefit

 

 

May 25, 2016
SMART pumps can prevent serious errors with intravenous medication but even though they have been available in the UK since 2005, many Acute Trusts do not use them

SMART pumps can prevent serious errors with intravenous medication but even though they have been available in the UK since 2005, many Acute Trusts do not use them

 

 

May 24, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to explore how big data may be utilised to support a better hospital pharmacy service and current limitations of big data in framing their potential benefits

The purpose of this paper is to explore how big data may be utilised to support a better hospital pharmacy service and current limitations of big data in framing their potential benefits

 

 

May 24, 2016
In this article, changes in the incidence of central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections when switching from mechanical-valve connectors to split-septum needleless connectors are evaluated

In this article, changes in the incidence of central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections when switching from mechanical-valve connectors to split-septum needleless connectors are evaluated

 

May 24, 2016
This article covers the importance of medicines information training to pharmacists, and an examination of its coordinated nationwide implementation in the UK

This article covers the importance of medicines information training to pharmacists, and an examination of its coordinated nationwide implementation in the UK

 

 

May 4, 2016
‘Preventing occupational exposure to cytotoxic and other hazardous drugs’ launched in European Parliament

New policy recommendations on preventing occupational exposure to cytotoxic drugs were launched in the European Parliament on 26 April 2016, an important new initiative designed to protect healthcare professionals working across the EU.

 

January 5, 2016
The ‘traditional’ drug cupboard makes way for intelligent and automated medicine storage cabinet with impressive results
November 19, 2015
Goldberg and Cousins honoured by UKCPA

Laurie Goldberg and David Cousins were each presented with UKCPA Lifetime Achievement Awards at the UKCPA Autumn Symposium held in Leicester 13–14 November. The awards recognise their sustained contributions to clinical pharmacy.

 

September 30, 2015
The 75th International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences opened in Düsseldorf, Germany

At the opening ceremony, FIP President Carmen Peña, in her inaugural presidential address, called on pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists around the world to ensure that the profession of pharmacy remains relevant and able to respond effectively to the current and future needs of the world’s communities.

 

September 4, 2014
A centre of excellence that aims to increase capacity for pharmacy education in the African region was officially launched at the International Pharmaceutical Federation’s World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

A centre of excellence that aims to increase capacity for pharmacy education in the African region was officially launched at the International Pharmaceutical Federation’s World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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