Medicine cabinet

Meet the new Antimicrobial Prescribing Optimisation Team

Between us, we bring to the workstream more than 100 years of subject matter expertise in infection management and antimicrobial therapeutics

To what extent is guidance on repurposing prescription only medicines in care homes used?

Care home residents are particularly vulnerable and may require urgent access to medicines for distressing symptoms of COVID-19 or for end of life care.

Older person consulting with a pharmacist

Clinical

Infection

Is amikacin and gentamicin prescribing appropriate?

The therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) guideline at Cambridge University Hospital recommends specific dosing and levels for amikacin and gentamicin to minimise ototoxicity and nephrotoxicity.

Medicines safety

Improving the safe and secure storage of patient medication in secondary care

Medication errors such as dose omissions of critical medications can lead to patient harm.

Endocrinology

Hypothyroidism: What do you need to know?

Hypothyroidism is a common endocrine condition which affects approximately one to two percent of the UK population, increasing to five percent in people over 60 and more than ten percent in adults over 80.

Women’s health

How confident are pharmacy professionals in their knowledge of the use of medicines during breastfeeding?

As a profession, we are responsible for protecting the public from the harmful effects of their medicines. Why then, are we not taught how to protect newborn babies?

Profession

Standards

A strategy for delivering efficiency savings

Efficiency savings is a frequently used term, which simply means doing more with the same resources or doing the same with fewer resources

Well-being

How to prioritise wellbeing during times of stress

The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought an unprecedented amount of anxiety, stress and uncertainty for everybody, but particularly for health professionals

Interview

Kitchen porter to Lead Clinical Pharmacist: Interview with David Gibson

David Gibson is Lead Clinical Pharmacist at Darlington Memorial Hospital at County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust.

Roles

Lessons from switching practices in a multi-sector Foundation Pharmacist programme

Success was defined as the Foundation pharmacist safely and confidently delivering patient-centred service autonomously.

Development

Resources

How to write winning abstracts

Distilling the content of a large project into a word-restricted abstract requires skill and attention to detail.

Resources

How to write an article that people want to read

Have you got a great idea that you would like to share with others, but you’re not sure how to write it down? You’re not alone.

Leadership

What we learnt from developing national Perioperative guidelines

The revised Handbook of Perioperative Medicines is the perfect example of what can be achieved with vision, passion and dedication

Leadership

8 ways to build your leadership skills

Here are some practical ways that pharmacy professionals can develop their leadership skills within any stage of their career.