Pharmacist with computer problems

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

How much do you know about mental health problems during and after pregnancy?

Up to one in five women experience mental health problems during pregnancy or within a year of giving birth

Pregnant woman with depression

Clinical

Women’s health

How to reduce the risk of adverse effects of sodium valproate

Medicines containing valproate are contraindicated in pregnancy for migraine and bipolar disorder and should only be used in epilepsy if no other effective treatment options are available.

Pregnant woman taking pills

Older people

New guidelines for diagnosis of urinary tract infections in older people

Public Health England and NICE have released new guidelines on the diagnosis and management of UTIs, including advice for patients over 65 years of age.

Older people

How can pharmacists optimise medicines management in care homes?

Pharmacy staff from both hospital and primary care settings can play a key role in

Pain

Is there is a UK-wide opioid epidemic?

One cannot escape the media attention around concerns about painkillers and the comparisons being made

Neurosciences

How to manage epilepsy in pregnancy

In the UK about 2500 babies per year are born to women with epilepsy (0.3-0.5

Profession

Hospital

Pharmacists on wards can have a positive effect on drug-related outcomes for geriatric inpatients

A paper published in the European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy has concluded that ward-based hospital

Roles

Why I love working in different sectors of pharmacy

I always wanted to be a clinical pharmacist and was so disheartened when I missed

Community

How much do you know about raising cancer awareness?

The important point about cancer awareness and cancer screening is the need to detect cancer

Roles

Enhanced pharmacy practice in ER, what does it mean for patient care?

Emergency Department (ED) performance as measured by the four-hour target reached a record low in

Development

Education & training

What happens during a peer discussion?

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

Interview

Interview with Lindsey Roberts Medicines Optimisation Research & Development Lead

Lindsey is Medicines Optimisation Research & Development Lead at the Pharmacy Department at John Radcliffe

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