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Opportunities for pharmacists

Written by | 22 May 2022

Experiences during the coronavirus pandemic have shown the real value of community pharmacy. Moreover, pharmacy can be seen as a ‘passport qualification’ that provides opportunities for pharmacists in […]

The Precision Health Technologies Accelerator

Written by | 21 May 2022

The Precision Health Technologies Accelerator (PHTA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Birmingham, will bring together innovators and entrepreneurs in life sciences and connect them with clinical […]

QR technology for medicines information

Written by | 20 May 2022

North London pharmacists Anshu Rayan and Yogita Dawda scooped the prize for best use of technology at the Clinical Pharmacy Congress held at Excel, London, 13th-14th May. Their […]

Taking action on nitrous oxide

Written by | 20 May 2022

Nitrous oxide has legitimate uses in the food industry and this makes its misuse difficult to combat, but proper checks at the time of purchase could reduce the […]

Nitrous oxide – spotting the problem

Written by | 19 May 2022

Nitrous oxide abuse appears to be widespread but it is far from harmless and prolonged use can lead to paralysis. Pharmacists need to raise awareness of the potentially […]

Dinitrophenol (DNP) misuse

Written by | 18 May 2022

Professor Gino Martini was recently appointed as the Chief Executive of the Precision Health Technologies Accelerator (PHTA) at Birmingham University. Previously he was Chief Scientist at the Royal […]

Sodium valproate – tackling the risks for pregnancy

Written by | 8 May 2022

A recent newspaper article drew attention to the increased risks of birth defects in children of mothers who have taken sodium valproate during pregnancy. In this series of […]

Next steps – improving safe use of medicines

Written by | 7 May 2022

The video-based medicines information project at Central & North West London (CNWL) NHS Foundation Trust builds on input from patients and carers and could be put to wider use, […]

Developing video information about sodium valproate

Written by | 6 May 2022

Emotionally engaging valproate information videos that can be accessed via QR codes have been developed in collaboration with patients and carers at Central & North West London (CNWL) […]

Tackling the risks with sodium valproate in pregnancy

Written by | 5 May 2022

The pregnancy prevention programme is critical for women who have to take valproate during pregnancy and it is bolstered by a battery of other measures, according Yogita Dawda, […]

Sodium valproate – the risks for pregnant women

Written by | 4 May 2022

A recent newspaper article drew attention to the increased risks of birth defects in children of mothers who have taken sodium valproate during pregnancy. IMI spoke to experienced […]

Clinical pharmacy practice in dermatology

Written by | 25 Apr 2022

Kläre Bryant is an experienced clinical pharmacist who has specialised in dermatology. For the past nine years she run outpatient clinics at Liverpool University Hospitals for dermatology patients […]

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