Pharmacists can now access vital patient information quickly and simply through a new Summary Care Record (SCR) 1-click function.
pharmacy in practice
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.
Make no mistake pharmacist independent prescribing can easily become a very risky and potentially dangerous activity if the level of competence of the prescriber is not sufficient.
Andre Yeung is a pharmacist, NHS England Network Chair and architect of the Digital Minor Ailments Referral service. By his own admission, he is on a mission to make stuff better for patients. He was recently elected to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society English Pharmacy Board. He topped the poll in England with 941 member votes.
An SNP MP has written to Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, urging him to ‘stop blocking plans’ for a safe drug consumption facility (SDCF) in Glasgow. In her letter to the Home Secretary, Alison Thewliss, MP for Glasgow Central, outlines an ‘upsurge in needle sharing which has led to a rise in cases […]
When you hand your prescription in at the pharmacy counter, there is a process to follow. If my colleagues and I don’t follow process and a mistake is made, it’s our careers on the line. We dance with risk every time we step foot in the pharmacy and fear of mistakes keeps us awake at […]
Friday Friday mornings are spent authorising clinic letters, assessing blood results, communicating with patients and following up on any consultations if need be. I approve my clinic letters online and once approved, they are sent to the GP and patient by the secretary. I also spend time on Friday to ensure […]
GP appointments should be extended from ten to at least 15 minutes long, the Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland (RCGP) says. RCGP Scotland believes this would reduce risk and ensure patients’ needs are met, but would only be possible with an increase in the number of GPs and a reduction in their […]
Thursday Thursday is clinic day. This is the day I put my pharmacist practitioner hat on. I work in the early arthritis clinic alongside a consultant, registrar, extended scope physiotherapist, GP trainee, nurse specialist and a team of HCAs. This is a truly collaborative approach, bringing together the skills and expertise of each […]