Musculoskeletal & Joint Diseases

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Scenario: Cannabidiol

Technician Kellie is telling pharmacist Parveen about when her grandmother asked her to get some cannabis... 

Osteoporosis linked to dementia risk

Osteoporosis is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to German research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Lower back pain

This module looks at lower back pain and sciatica, discussing coping and treatment strategies and when to refer to the GP

£1.5m digital pharmacy opens in Liverpool

Now Healthcare Group, which is behind the ‘Now Patient’ app, says the service will be particularly helpful to those who “have suffered through recent community pharmacy cuts”

Pharma companies behind on FMD preparation

The Belgian non-profit, which was set up to keep falsified medicines out of the European medicines supply chain, said that many pharma companies were behind on the ‘on-boarding’ process

Natural wellbeing and healthcare

This module provides an overview of how essential oils are used in aromatherapy products, to enable confident conversations 

Ravi Sharma appointed RPS director for England

Mr Sharma said he looks forward to working with RPS members and other pharmacy organisations “to help ensure a successful and vibrant future for the profession”

Where should accountability lie?

By David Gallier-Harris, a member of the DHSC’s rebalancing board, writing in a personal capacity The superintendent pharmacist/responsible pharmacist consultation from the rebalancing board reviews the current legislation and proposes moving much from primary legislation to professional regulatory control. One result of these proposals is that failure to comply with a new mixture of GPhC standards, rules and regulatory guidance would become fitness to practise matters, rather than criminal offences, as is currently the case.

Watching briefs: Topical pain relief

The latest product news, campaigns and information in the topical pain relief category

Musculoskeletal pain: A joint account

Musculoskeletal pain can compromise the lives of sufferers, both physically and emotionally – yet less than a fifth of households use topical pain relief

All well for HLP registration until March 2019

The level 2 Healthy Living Pharmacy Framework is being updated by HLP Task Group of the Pharmacy and Public Health Forum with a view to finalising it by March 2019

RPS England board member breaks rank to oppose ‘weak’ cuts stance

Board member Sultan ‘Sid’ Dajani has ‘broken rank’ to attack what he describes as the Society’s ‘weakness’ in addressing community pharmacy funding cuts

Carter review: pharmacy services underused in mental health

Lord Carter’s review of NHS productivity says pharmacy services are underused in community and mental health

Briefing: the sugar tax

So the sugar tax has been introduced – will it be able to counter the numerous health issues caused by the UK’s sweet tooth?

Pharmacy can see you sooner

By Stephen Fishwick, NPA head of communications. Eight in 10 people believe NHS access has been eroded in the past decade, but our new report, See You Sooner, suggests community pharmacy can help reverse this trend. The report argues that one cost-effective way to release more capacity into the system would be to develop community pharmacies as neighbourhood health and wellbeing centres – offering support that encompasses prevention, treatment for common ailments, health surveillance and the routine medicines management of long-term conditions, in collaboration with patients’ GP practices. This would have a positive, unblocking effect elsewhere in the health and social care system, with each provider and professional group playing to their strengths.

Are our pharmacy bodies still fit for purpose?

By Richard Thomas, editor, Pharmacy Magazine. In these difficult times for the sector, our representative bodies should be firing on all cylinders as never before. Yet are they? Community pharmacy continues to have little meaningful impact on policy in the corridors of power despite what Sandra Gidley says in a recent interview in Pharmacy Magazine. The fact there are no community pharmacy representatives on Jeremy Hunt’s working group on medication safety is just the latest example of this, while the gap between the profession’s leaders and pharmacists at the coalface seems wider than ever.

Invest in pharmacists to improve access to medicines, FIP urges

A new report argues that pharmacists can tackle supply chain inefficiencies that leave people in many countries without access to basic life-saving medicines

PDAU to give £1 to charity for each vote in de-recognition ballot

The PDAU says it hopes the gesture will encourage Boots pharmacists to take part in the forthcoming ballot on whether to de-recognise the BPA

High-carb diets linked to early menopause?

A University of Leeds study links high-carb diets with early-onset menopause – but some experts argue the results are inconclusive.

Ban on prescribing valproate to women of childbearing age

The RPS has come out in support of new restrictions on the prescribing of an epilepsy drug that can harm the health and development of unborn children

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