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How effective is digital communication within the Medication Safety Officer network?

The Medication Safety Officer (MSO) role with the objective of networking through regular online webinar meetings and an online forum.

Quality improvement study improves the safety of prescribed direct oral anticoagulants

Oral anticoagulants are high-risk. DOACs, while perceived as easier than warfarin, are not without problems.

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Emergency Care

How can Emergency Departments deal with medication transfer & waste?

Growing financial pressure on the NHS has led to increased scrutiny of high cost areas such as medicines expenditure.


How to develop a successful switch programme of biosimilar adalimumab

A commissioning framework for biologics was published by NHS England to support faster and more effective uptake of best value biological medicines.


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.

Women’s health

How to recommend alternative HRT products when faced with supply issues

A 51-year-old female patient with a history of a recent wrist fracture is reviewed in a pharmacist-led osteoporosis medication management clinic



From coroner’s inquests to research publications: Life as a Medicines Safety pharmacist

I love working with different teams. And the variety in my job is phenomenal - it can range from visiting radiology departments one day to paediatrics the next


Forcing doors open: My career as a specialist pharmacist in diabetes

I actually wanted to be a vet, but my biology teacher suggested pharmacy as a back-up.


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


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


Education & training

What happens during a peer discussion?

Danielle Stacey, a Lead Pharmacist in Antimicrobials, recently discussed her practice with some expert UKCPA

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.


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