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Reflections on revalidation: part one

Revalidation has started but everyone seems concerned with the process. What nobody is talking about is the ‘why?’...

UKCPA: Advice on heart failure drugs needs clarifying

Recent advice from MHRA on the use of heart failure drugs has caused confusion

Scenario: Suspected abuse

Technician Vicky is concerned about a young girl of 14 who has been asking about going on the pill. There is a man with her...

CPPE: Prescribing course

CPPE’s course aims to support pharmacists looking to refresh their prescribing skills

CPPE: Places on leaders’ programme

CPPE is collaborating with the NHS Leadership Academy to offer places on the Mary Seacole Leadership Programme

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
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The successful candidates have been announced in this year's RPS English and Welsh Pharmacy Board elections

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Election fever and equality issues for the NPA

By Richard Thomas, editor, Pharmacy Magazine. It’s election time. The NPA has a new board – more on that la...

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After a lengthy campaign, a legal measure protecting UK community pharmacists from criminal prosecution for inadvertent ...

Sugary drink tax comes into force

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