An initiative involving NHS Highland is examining how to minimise the amount of pharmaceuticals entering rivers, lochs and the sea, which could pose threats to marine life.
Pharmacy in Practice Scotland
Graeme Bryson has been announced as the latest member of the Pharmacy in Practice editorial board. Graeme is the Director of Pharmacy for NHS Dumfries and Galloway.
Gavin Birchall is a pharmacist, designer and marketer who has created, led and marketed businesses at senior level and carried out the first research into the brand of pharmacy on the planet. Having spent 15 years in community pharmacy, practising in both independent and multiple owned pharmacies, Gavin has worked in academia, primary care and representation.
The Scottish Government has published its much-anticipated integrated workforce plan for health and social care – the first of its kind in the UK. Created in partnership with COSLA – the representative body for Scotland’s local authorities – the plan sets out how the Scottish Government intends to meet demand for both health and social care services that is rising to unprecedented levels.
The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC), which advises on newly licensed medicines for use by NHSScotland, has published advice accepting four new medicines.
I’ll level with you. I get really nervous when healthcare professionals, not just pharmacists, start describing encounters online they have had with patients in practice. Maybe I’m too cautious but I feel that patient confidentiality is something that we need to protect with rigour and vigour. I reckon the protection of patient confidentiality is one of the most precious aspects of being a pharmacist. The inception of the internet and the proliferation of the use of social media by pharmacists and other healthcare professionals has presented some challenges in this area.
As part of the Health and Sport Committee enquiry into primary care Director of Operations Matt Barclay from Community Pharmacy Scotland and Chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Scottish Pharmacy Board Jonathan Burton gave evidence.
Decreasing the gaps in pharmaceutical science, practice and education between different regions of the world is among the aims of a new International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) strategy announced today by FIP president Dominique Jordan in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Where did you study? I studied pharmacy at Queens University Belfast. I completed my pre-registration year in community pharmacy in a small chain, in the same town I went to school. Once I had finished I did a few locums for the same company and was offered a relief position. Why did […]
Jonathan Burton has worked in community pharmacy all his professional life. He founded and remains co-owner of The Right Medicine Pharmacy in Scotland. He has championed community pharmacy over the years and has applied his independent pharmacist prescribing qualification specifically in community pharmacy.