Patient in hospital bed surrounded by family

How a simple intervention can improve antimicrobial stewardship

Failure to treat neurosurgical infections can lead to further surgical intervention, posing additional risks to the patient.

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.

Male patient consulting with a pharmacist

Clinical

Infection

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

Cardiovascular

Key messages from the National Heart Failure Audit

The National Heart Failure Audit provides a wealth of registry data that can be used alongside national guidelines, quality standards and reports

Cardiovascular

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.

Profession

Interview

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

Interview

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.

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

Development

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.

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