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.
Pharmacy in Practice Scotland
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.
Glasgow City Health & Social Care Partnership (GCHSCP) has trained staff and charity volunteers to teach others how to talk about the subject with anyone they are worried about.
Following consideration through PACE, the committee was unable to accept two medicines for the treatment of cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease that has severe effects on the lungs and the digestive system.
Scotland’s retailers have largely complied with the introduction of minimum unit pricing for alcohol policy, a new study has found.
The dilemma follows this pharmacist as he joins and settles into working in general practice after previously working in a number of roles in community pharmacy.
Detection rates for hepatitis C have fallen to their lowest level in decades despite estimates suggesting nearly 10,000 Scots are living with the condition undiagnosed.