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What's new in COPD & asthma care (part 1)

What symptoms should pharmacists look for with COPD and when should suspected cases be referred to a GP?

UKCPA viewpoint: Management of post-op patients

Community pharmacists can play an important role in managing surgical patients discharged into the community

UKCPA viewpoint: Perinatal mental healthcare

Mental health in the perinatal period cannot be ignored, says Christina Nurmahi of University Hospital Southampton

UKCPA viewpoint: Being an antibiotic guardian

Pharmacists must challenge inappropriate prescribing, says Baguiasri Mandane of University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

CPPE: new learning campaign on learning disabilities

CPPE’s latest learning campaign on learning disabilities consists of six challenges across six weeks

UKCPA viewpoint: Microbionta and IBS

With better understanding of the body’s microbionta, treatment strategies for IBS will change significantly

Test your skin knowledge

Meda Pharma is hosting a new scenario-based dermatology educational website for healthcare professionals

UKCPA viewpoint: Yellow Card reporting

Community pharmacists are well-placed to report ADRs via yellow cards but are behind their hospital colleagues

CPPE: Helping to tackle workplace pressure

CPPE has launched a coaching service to help pharmacy professionals deal with pressures in the workplace 

CPPE: Management of epilepsy

CPPE has launched a new focal point programme on epilepsy with workshops now running across England

UKCPA viewpoint: Entresto

Pharmacists are likely to soon start seeing prescriptions for Entresto, a new treatment for heart failure

UKCPA viewpoint: Critical shortfall

The UKCPA Critical Care Group is developing an education and training programme for critical care pharmacy

CPPE: Simplifying the DoC system

CPPE has simplified the Declaration of Competence following user feedback

Scenario: Chemotherapy & hair loss

Sarah Forster has been diagnosed with breast cancer and is due to have chemotherapy. She asks to talk to Parveen

UKCPA viewpoint: Diabetes and the elderly

All pharmacists can help reduce the risk of hypoglycaemia and its related consequences in the elderly

CPPE: Supporting people in care homes

CPPE's latest e-learning programme aims to update knowledge on improving medicines optimisation in care homes

CPPE: Caring for patients who might lack mental capacity

CPPE is running a workshop on caring for patients who might lack the capacity to make decisions about their medicines

UKCPA viewpoint: Time to be vigilant over ADRs...

Pharmacists across all care settings can help identify adverse drug reactions

RPS Foundation programme

Parveen is working in the pharmacy one afternoon when Zara, her old pre-registration trainee, pops in for a chat...

UKCPA viewpoint: Using generic inhalers

We consider the role of generic inhalers in asthma and COPD.
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