Pharmacists have had the opportunity to train as independent prescribers since 2006. Since then many pharmacists have achieved the qualification. This is the first in a series of professional dilemmas that will seek to understand how pharmacists would approach certain situations in relation to being an independent prescriber.
Pharmacy in Practice Scotland
The number of alcohol-related emergency hospital admissions has fallen by over 17% since 2007, according to new figures. A new analysis released by the Scottish Parliament’s information centre (SPICe) shows the number of alcohol-related general acute hospital admissions fell from 39,857 in 2007-08 to 32,997 in 2017-18.
I want to tell you a story. This story is about a sick child. I’ll warn you straight away it’s not a happy story and there is tragically no happy ending.
A new campaign launched by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) encourages people to use everyday technology such as mobile phones and tablets to control and manage their own health, care and wellbeing.
A year-long review leads to action on unwarranted variation in parastomal hernia care in Scotland. A report and action plan have been published to ensure patients across NHS Scotland receive consistent advice regarding parastomal hernia prevention and management.
Whenever you get the opportunity to talk with colleagues who also work in community pharmacy, you find yourselves making comparisons about your work. How many items do you do? We can’t get this in stock, can you? What patient medication record system do you use? I find one particular comparison most […]
£300,000 investment in Scottish Community Pharmacist Practitioner Champions to continue.
Pharmacists can now access vital patient information quickly and simply through a new Summary Care Record (SCR) 1-click function.
There is a nationwide deficit of £75m as savings targets have been missed across Scotland. Just under half of the public bodies leading health and social care integration in Scotland have no emergency cash set aside, despite fears Brexit – set to take place in October – could cause a spike in medicines prices. […]
The leaders of nine healthcare regulators have joined forces to stress the benefits and importance of good reflection among professionals in the healthcare sector.