For the purpose of this dilemma, we have to assume you chose to investigate further. Why have you decided to investigate further? What other sources of information in the pharmacy could you check to ensure dispensing errors are being reported appropriately? Please feel free to comment below on your thoughts so far.
You complete your brief investigation into other areas of clinical governance in the pharmacy. You find that no errors have been reported in this busy pharmacy in the last 8 months. You note that there is a near miss report log on the wall, but there are very few entries and all by the same […]
IN the absence of national guidelines for the treatment of hayfever in pregnancy, the following medicines can be recommended if treatment is required. They are listed in order of preference: Topical preparations (such as steroid nasal sprays and sodium cromoglicate eye drops) — these have a lower systemic absorption than oral preparations. If the symptoms […]
The Commonwealth encompasses some of the world’s poorest nations. The Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA) advances health, promotes wellbeing and improves education for the benefit of the people of the Commonwealth. We support the development of safe and effective systems of medicines management, healthier lifestyles, and the reduction of health inequalities. We achieve this through building […]
What does your role at the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) involve? As Chief Pharmacist, I am accountable for all pharmacy practice related content and services at the NPA. I represent the organisation and its members to national and international stakeholders, and undertake a professional leadership role to ensure that NPA members are kept abreast […]
SAAM Ali, pharmacy mentor, on improving productivity through effective delegation. Check out the Pharmacy Mentor site for CPD learning modules.
ARE we facing an “opioid epidemic” in the UK? Are we already there? You cannot escape the press concerns about ‘”painkillers” and the comparisons being made with the United States. The North American opioid crisis has been in full swing for around 10 years, but has gained pace and worldwide publicity particularly in […]
OUR clinical scenarios are our newest feature — we need your professional opinion on these clinical scenarios so that others may learn. We will publish these opinions next week, so look out for the results article. In the meantime take part in a national peer support case study. A 42 year old lady presents at […]
JONATHAN Burton, Alasdair Macintyre, Ailsa Power and Debbie Stafford have been elected to the Scottish Pharmacy Board. A total of 409 members cast 1,301 votes, from a possible 2,301 eligible voters – a turnout of 17.77 percent (down from 21.40% in 2016). The results for the five candidates were as follows: Jonathan Burton – 230 Ewan Black – 200 […]
FOR Muslims, the ninth month of the Hijri calendar, Ramadan, is a holy month because this is when the Qu’ran was originally revealed to the prophet Mohammed. Every year during the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn until sunset. This fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam and all Muslims are […]