Pharmacists must be given full access to patient records to enable them to expand their role in the health service and provide better patient care.
The bar must not be lowered for medical cannabisSubscription
There have been calls to loosen regulations around medical cannabis to increase access for those who need it, but the government must resist and view cannabis with the same scrutiny as any other new medicine.
A call for action on high-dose opioid prescribing Subscription
Despite a decrease in the number of prescriptions, there are thousands of patients still on high-dose opioids. Pharmacy’s mission must be to review whether this is appropriate.
Every single one of us should be making changes to our living habits to ensure we reduce our carbon footprint, and the way we use and dispose of inhalers is no exception.
The next stage of revalidation is coming, here are some vital tools to help you prepare.
MMR: Winning the battle for hearts and mindsSubscription
Community pharmacy is in a prime position to help refute damaging anti-vaccination myths and, as a direct result, could save lives.
While Brexit may not be the direct cause of worsening medicines shortages, it is distracting Westminster from giving the issue the attention it needs.
A street drug-testing pilot scheme in Somerset suggests that pharmacists could have a massive impact on reducing illicit drug use, but this work will go no further if funding is not found.
The warning lights are flashing, but 2019 could mark a turning point.
The pharmacy regulator must be more transparent about how it conducts fitness-to-practise investigations if trust in its ability to do a fair job is to be maintained.
Pharmacists supporting patients to appropriately treat sudden, short bouts of pain through self-care will put patients at the centre of their treatment.