On admission to hospital, patient’s medication care is usually withdrawn, regardless of capability, and instead nurses administer medication.
This study aimed to quantify antibiotics prescribed in A&E for a two-week period and to determine whether these were prescribed in line with Trust guidelines.
Our objective was to determine whether completing the local electronic clinical summary and discharge medicines document improved the timeliness of medicines supply at discharge.
A new Sore Throat Test and Treat service is being piloted in Wales, as part of the common ailment scheme sore throat service
We trialled the use of a mobile dispensary, consisting of a computer workstation with integrated lockable cupboard and a bluetooth printer, for one month
The Medication Safety Officer (MSO) role with the objective of networking through regular online webinar meetings and an online forum.
A survey of Pernicious Anaemia Society members showed that 92 percent experienced a return of symptoms before their next injection was due.
My interest in anticoagulation started in community pharmacy when counselling patients on warfarin was made mandatory in order to improve patient safety.
When I first started the Clinical Governance Lead role it was terrifying as I felt totally out of my depth - a classic case of imposter syndrome.
When I reflect on my career, the common thread is people. People as the patients we serve and a desire to deliver them best possible care.
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
I actually wanted to be a vet, but my biology teacher suggested pharmacy as a back-up.
The revised Handbook of Perioperative Medicines is the perfect example of what can be achieved with vision, passion and dedication
In the UK, evidence that pharmacists can provide better clinical outcomes and more efficient, consistent
Danielle Stacey, a Lead Pharmacist in Antimicrobials, recently discussed her practice with some expert UKCPA
On 30 March 2018, revalidation replaced the requirement for pharmacist and pharmacy technician registrants to complete CPD.
We know that pain management is a topic applicable to a large number of areas