Ukcpa

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UKCPA viewpoint: Tofacitinib raises risk of PE

There is an increased risk of pulmonary embolism in patients receiving tofacitinib 10mg twice daily

UKCPA: Identifying anaemia

Pharmacist are well placed to identify the signs and symptoms of anaemia and advise on treatment, says a lead pre-operative pharmacist

Scenario: Steroids & type 2 diabetes

Would you recognise the predisposing factors that lead to an increased risk of hyperglycaemia with steroid therapy in people with diabetes?

UKCPA: New focal point on asthma

The focal point programme has been developed to provide clinically focused sessions that present information and activities relevant for pharmacy professionals

UKCPA: Make CVD prevention your key priority

There are plenty of opportunities for pharmacists to improve the cardiovascular profile of their local area

UKCPA: Initiatives to tackle penicillin allergy

Researchers in the NHS are looking at allergies, in particular penicillin allergy, says pharmacist Yogini Jani

UKCPA: Optimising inhaler technique

A community pharmacy-based inhaler technique check service is being rolled out in Leeds

UKCPA: Detecting atrial fibrillation

AF detection and management offers an opportunity for community pharmacy, says CVD specialist pharmacist Helen Williams 

UKCPA: Medication while breastfeeding

Community pharmacy can support breastfeeding mothers in many ways, says Deidre D’Arcy, associate professor in pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical technology, Trinity College Dublin

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 

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.

UKCPA viewpoint: Miconazole and warfarin

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

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

UKCPA viewpoint: Yellow Card reporting

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

UKCPA viewpoint: Entresto

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

UKCPA viewpoint: Diabetes and the elderly

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

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

Pharmacists across all care settings can help identify adverse drug reactions

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