We were delighted to be joined by Miles Briggs MSP on the PIP podcast. Miles is a Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party MSP for Lothian. He is involved in quite a number of cross-party committees and notably for pharmacists he a member of the Health and Sport Committee. You can find out more about Mile’s voting record, his recent speeches, recent questions that he has asked of the Scottish government and recent motions he has brought forward here.
Poorly implemented ePMA (electronic prescribing and medicines administration) systems can result in potentially fatal medication errors, a new report has warned.
This is not how things should be. The profession of pharmacy has reached such a point that speaking up will destroy your career.
When a child or young person has one or more wheezy episode, there are various possible causes. The vast majority of paediatric wheeze is caused by bronchiolitis, viral wheeze and asthma.
Diane Leicester-Hallam has announced she is set to leave the Pharmacists’ Defence Association as Director for Member Services and will shortly also leave the pharmacy sector.
The antibiotic debate is a big one for several good reasons. One of those reasons is that times have changed and change can be challenging. Antibiotics were used liberally by previous generations of clinicians.
The UK Government is banning the export of certain key drugs to alleviate shortages and ‘protect UK patients’ weeks ahead of the 31st October Brexit deadline.
The respect we earn as pharmacists and pharmacy staff is a long way from that of our colleagues in other sectors, our work is not well understood and I think the phrase ‘just sticking labels on boxes’ is one all in pharmacy are familiar with.
MSPs are to investigate how the health service goes about buying and dispensing drugs as part of a new inquiry looking at medicines in NHS Scotland.
There’s so much outrage on the go at the moment but I have to say the amount money drained from the NHS via the oversupply of medication must be staggering and largely unmeasured.