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  • Steroid side effects depend on dose and length of time takenSubscription

    21 February 2017: The side effects of steroids were highlighted by the Daily Mail, which asked ‘Why do steroids make your face swell? Neal Patel, a spokesperson for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, said: “Your risk of experiencing side effects depends on the dose and how long you take the medicine for.”

  • Online pharmacies must meet standards of face-to-face consultations before prescribing antibioticsSubscription

    17 February 2017: The Daily Mail ran the results of research by a team from Imperial College London into the sale of antibiotics by online pharmacies, highlighting poor practice by some sites outside Great Britain.

  • Pharmacists can advise on whether medicines will increase fall riskSubscription

    31 January 2017: The regular column from Royal Pharmaceutical Society Wales in the Western Mail focused on how pharmacists can help prevent falls in older people by advising on medicines. It advised readers to “speak to your pharmacist who will be able to tell you if your medication is likely to increase the risk of a fall and will work with your GP to find a solution”.

  • Patients should take all medicines with them when admitted to hospitalSubscription

    17 January 2017: Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) spokesperson on medicines safety, Steve Williams, gave advice to the Daily Mail about how to avoid medication errors when a patient is admitted to hospital or transferred from one care setting to another. Williams advised that patients should take all their medicines with them when admitted to hospital. “It’s the easiest way to ensure that you’re taking the correct type of medicine in the correct doses,” he said.

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  • Qualified person: Patricia PetchSubscription

    Patricia Petch SRPharmS, quality manager, new product introduction, GlaxoSmithKline, was added to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Qualified Person (QP) register on 21 February 2017. Having successfully passed the Joint Professional Bodies’ QP viva, she is eligible to be named as a QP on manufacturers’ authorisations.

  • Tribute to David Michael SteadSubscription

    Friends and former colleagues have been greatly saddened and shocked at the untimely death of David Stead, some two weeks after major cardiac surgery. David was a highly regarded, respected pharmacist and colleague to many in the NHS and the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Tribute to Peter Kilmister HowardSubscription

    Peter Howard read pharmacy at Chelsea Polytechnic but had to put his studies temporarily on hold to complete his National Service with the Royal Air Force. He joined the Register of Pharmaceutical Chemists on 10 March 1954 and took a job as pharmacy manager for a private pharmacy, followed by his managerial role with Timothy Whites & Taylors of London. It was here where he met his lovely wife and life-long partner, Betty. The couple had a long marriage and happy life together for ...

  • National Pharmacy Boards Elections 2017Subscription

    Closure of electoral roll and deadline for updating voting preferences

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Special report

Summary care record

A one-off £200 payment will be awarded to each England-based community pharmacy contractor when the summary care record (SCR) service is activated before 31 March 2017, and pharmacies using the SCR can earn points through the Quality Payments scheme — which could be worth up to £1,280. Learn more about the service and how to use it with The Pharmaceutical Journal’s special report on the SCR.

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