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Reflections on revalidation: part 5

Sitting down to log CPD for the first time bumped it up from “really painful” into “things that are worse to think about than do"

CPPE: New declaration of competence

Those providing the NHS vaccination service along with a locally commissioned influenza scheme can now complete a single DoC to cover all vaccination services

UKCPA: GPs must optimise UTI antibiotic use

Doctors are being urged to optimise their use of antibiotics for treating UTIs, says Rakhee Patel, lead antimicrobial pharmacist at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

CPPE: ACPT programme extended

The ACPT programme is now open for applications from pharmacy technicians across England until September 2018

UKCPA: Pharmacists in care homes

Clinical development roles in care homes indicate an exciting time for the profession, writes Sarah Crotty of Herts Valleys CCG

UKCPA: Treating HCV in the community

Efforts are being made to get community pharmacists involved in the treatment of HCV, says the BHPG 

Reflections on revalidation: part two

Maybe the journey from CE to CPD and now revalidation has been more transformative than pharmacists realise

CPPE: leadership training places available

Applications are now open for the next 15 cohorts on the Mary Seacole leadership programme

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

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