Demonstrators protesting about climate change

The Climate Emergency: how can pharmacy be more sustainable?

The climate crisis is evolving at ever-faster rates, leading us towards irreparable ecological breakdown and the largest ever public health crisis.

Is antimicrobial prophylaxis effective in reducing infections after operative vaginal births?

Risk factors for maternal sepsis can be easily recognised, including caesarean section and operative vaginal birth.

mother with newborn

Clinical

Respiratory

Key messages from the updated NICE COPD guidelines

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive disease, characterised by breathlessness and cough.

Infection

Interpreting the CQUIN 2019/20 to improve management of lower urinary tract infection in older people

It is widely agreed that use of a urine dipstick alone for diagnosing UTI in patients of more than 65 years old is not advisable.

Cardiovascular

Heart failure: ground-breaking results presented at international conference

There were plentiful updates on heart failure topics that are relevant to practitioners interested in heart failure medicines optimisation

Respiratory

Key recommendations for the use of macrolide antibiotics in respiratory disease

The British Thoracic Society (BTS) are due to publish guidance later this year on the long-term use of macrolide antibiotics in respiratory disease.

Profession

Hospital

Is ePMA a remedy or an irritant? My experience as a hospital pharmacist

The Electronic Prescribing Medicines Administration system is the colourful electronic drug chart introduced in order to meet NHS standards and improve healthcare systems

Interview

My journey to Consultant Pharmacist. Interview with David Sapsford

David Sapsford finds working in the critical care environment to be the most rewarding of all of his professional activities

Roles

How we introduced a pharmacy-led anaemia management service

Prescribing pharmacists at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board West have integrated within the pre-operative assessment clinics since 2012.

Standards

Updated Royal Pharmaceutical Society Hospital Pharmacy Standards published

The updated Professional Standards for Hospital Pharmacy Services published by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society provide a framework to improve current services

Development

Education & training

GPhC Revalidation: How can UKCPA support you?

On 30 March 2018, revalidation replaced the requirement for pharmacist and pharmacy technician registrants to complete CPD.

Resources

Five free resources for refreshing your knowledge on pain management

We know that pain management is a topic applicable to a large number of areas