Pharmacy needs to do much better on valproateSubscription
Even after licensing changes, pregnant women are still being prescribed sodium valproate, meaning that foetuses are being needlessly exposed to the risks of birth defects and developmental damage. Community pharmacy needs to take the lead in preventing this.
In March of this year we launched a nationwide search to find women in the pharmacy profession who were achieving great things and deserved greater recognition.
As this challenging year comes to an end, we ask five members of the profession how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted their lives.
As we reach a year since the first cases of COVID-19 were identified in China, we pay tribute to some of the pharmacy staff in the UK who have lost their lives to the infection.
We look at how students and staff at pharmacy schools have fared during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A van providing a safe space for drug users to inject is being piloted in Glasgow but, despite backing for the idea of such a facility from the Scottish government, Westminster says that it is illegal.
This year has been dominated by a single topic. Here, we look back at an extraordinary 12 months, and an extremely challenging time for pharmacy teams.
In the face of adversity during a global pandemic, 22 community pharmacists took their sector’s survival into their own hands. Here are the workforce demands they’re making of those at the top.
The executive director of the Healthcare Distribution Association is not concerned about immediate issues as soon as the Brexit transition period ends, but says there could be unforeseen knock-on effects on the availability of certain medicines.
Valproate use in women: minimising the risks Subscription
It is necessary that pharmacists and pharmacy teams ensure the safe and appropriate prescribing of valproate in line with the current Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency guidance.
Test yourself: the 2020 CPD and learning quizSubscription
Take our quiz, with questions based on some of 2020’s best loved CPD and learning articles, and test your knowledge on a range of subjects from gene therapy to respiratory tract diseases.
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Pharmacy teams should understand how to minimise the risk and likelihood of dispensing errors, including methods that can be used to evaluate existing processes, as well as how to deal with errors if they happen.
Evaluation of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust community pharmacy transfer of care around medicines serviceSubscription
This study aims to retrospectively analyse the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust community pharmacy transfer of care in medicines service to describe the type of medication-related problems identified during pharmacist consultations with patients and the services provided.
LloydsPharmacy has nominated several of its community pharmacies to lead COVID-19 vaccination centres, the multiple has confirmed.
Pharmacists working in the east of England area saw a 19% drop in their salaries on average this year, data from the Office for National Statistics show.
The pharmacy team at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire trust has become the first in the UK to draw up a COVID-19 vaccine for clinical use.
A pharmacotherapy service, which was expected to be running in every GP practice in Scotland from April 2021, has been delayed.
Around half of patients who received advice in Welsh pharmacies would otherwise have gone to their GP first, an audit by Community Pharmacy Wales has found.
Candidates sitting the delayed summer 2020 preregistration assessment will have to travel to an examination centre to sit the papers in person.