mother with newborn

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.

How pharmacists can reduce the mortality of heart failure patients

Despite improvements in treatment and care, mortality rates for patients with heart failure remain high, with an inpatient mortality rate of just over 10 percent and a one-year mortality rate of around 30 percent.

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Clinical

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.

Infection

New antifungal agents show promising results in clinical trials

UKCPA member Richard Wilson was keen to find out about the new antifungal agents on the horizon

Infection

Administering beta-lactam antibiotics and using IL-6 to measure immune response.

Three members of UKCPA were awarded funding to attend the distinguished European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Infection

UKCPA members showcase work at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Sile O’Connor and Richard Wilson presented their work at the distinguished event in Amsterdam

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