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UKCPA: Mothers and epilepsy

The safest policy for a mother with epilepsy and her baby is for her to take the medication and be seizure-free.

CPPE: Do you have the right skill mix in your pharmacy?

CPPE’s updated ‘Skill mix’ e-learning programme will help pharmacists conduct an effective skill mix review

UKCPA viewpoint: Miconazole and warfarin

Warnings about miconazole oral gel and warfarin prescribed together are still not being heeded putting patients risk

Scenario: Mesenteric adenitis

Parveen takes Gemma Hildon to the consultation room because she has heard that Gemma’s daughter has been rushed into hospital...

What’s new in COPD & asthma care (part 2)

Here we consider the role community pharmacy teams can play in the therapeutic management of COPD

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
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Celtic Comment: July 2017

By Ross Ferguson. With the global sum for community pharmacy unchanged for 2017/18, we can all breathe a sigh of relief ...

Pharmacists must improve their examination skills

Reluctance to examine patients limits pharmacists’ clinical reasoning skills, according to Manchester University

Is the NHS being privatised?

The King’s Fund has looked at two of the issues about the NHS raised last month by Professor Stephen Hawking