Tag: pharmacist

What is the latest advice for the use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine in the prevention or treatment of COVID-19? I find out, in this update for C+D…

The NHS believes there is the potential to eliminate cervical cancer completely, thanks to a change to the primary test within its Cervical Screening Programme, and the effectiveness of the HPV test. I find out more in this feature for

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A new report recommends that routine health assessments like heart and BP checks need to become a regular part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I find out how community pharmacists can make it easier for more people to do this,

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Since the community pharmacist consultation service (CPCS) launched last October, the benefits have been unsurprising but there have been some unexpected challenges, as I find out in this feature for Independent Community Pharmacist magazine…

With treatments becoming more widely available for people with cystic fibrosis, I find out how community pharmacy has increasing opportunities to help this patient group, in this feature for Training Matters…

Pharmacists help people look after their health issues every day, but what do they do when they – or their staff – are unwell? I look at how to recognise when something in wrong, and strategies for coping, in this

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Disgruntled supermarket shoppers have been making the news for leaving unwanted excess packaging at the till while bagging up their groceries. With so many kinds of packaging and containers still not widely accepted by household recycling waste schemes, I find

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Pharmacist Roz Gittins tells me about her route to her latest role as director of pharmacy for Humankind, a national third sector provider specialising in substance misuse, in this feature for The Pharmacist magazine…

As Public Health England publishes the first ever review of dependence and withdrawal problems associated with five classes of common medicines, I investigate the role that pharmacy teams can play in helping tackle these issues in this feature for Training

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Tucked away in the dispensary, pharmacy fridges play a small but vital role in storing volatile or high-value medicines, as I find out in this feature for P3 magazine…