Shared digital NHS prescribing record could avoid nearly 1 million annual drug errors

Written by | 24 Apr 2024

Implementing a single shared digital prescribing record across the NHS in England could avoid nearly 1 million drug errors every year, stopping up to 16,000 fewer patients from […]

Study finds benefits in prescribing alcohol use disorder medications upon discharge from alcohol-related hospitalizations

Written by | 3 Apr 2024

For adults hospitalized for alcohol-related reasons, receiving a prescription for an alcohol use disorder (AUD) medication at the time of discharge may lower their risk of return to […]

Pharmacy First – Early experiences

Written by | 22 Mar 2024

Reena Barai is a community pharmacist and owner of the family business, SG Barai Pharmacy in Sutton in Surrey. In this series of short videos, she describes how […]

Pharmacy First – where is it going next?

Written by | 21 Mar 2024

On the whole the implementation of Pharmacy First has been a positive experience with lots of support from local GPs, says community pharmacist Reena Barai, However, community pharmacy […]

Practicalities – what worked well in Pharmacy First?

Written by | 20 Mar 2024

The preparation for Pharmacy First Services was intense and so far, the systems put in place and the relationships nurtured have served the pharmacy well, community pharmacist Reena […]

What is the Pharmacy First Scheme and how can pharmacies get started?

Written by | 19 Mar 2024

Reena Barai is a community pharmacist and owner of the family business, SG Barai Pharmacy in Sutton in Surrey. This year she and her pharmacy team have been […]

More needs to be done to prevent dependence on pain medication

Written by | 24 Nov 2023

Dependence on pain medication is on the rise due to lack of vigilance by medical professionals, according to a new study from the University of Surrey. Patients dependent […]

Nurse practitioners as safe as physicians in prescribing medication for older patients, study finds

Written by | 17 Nov 2023

Researchers at Stanford Medicine have found that nurse practitioners are no more likely than primary care physicians to inappropriately prescribe drugs to older patients  — a finding that […]

Pharmacogenomics and personalised medicine in practice

Written by | 29 Jul 2023

Pharmacogenomics and personalised medicine are increasingly becoming a part of mainstream healthcare and it is an area where pharmacists have a major part to play. In this series […]

The challenges of developing pharmacogenomic services

Written by | 28 Jul 2023

Recent research has demonstrated the value of pharmacogenomics-guided prescribing but this is a far cry from the implementation of routine services. Dr Raliate Onatade Chief Pharmacist for North […]

How does pharmacogenomics work in day-to-day practice?

Written by | 27 Jul 2023

A number of examples show how pharmacogenetic testing is being integrated into day-to-day practice and helping to improve the safe and effective use of medicines, Raliat Onatade, Chief […]

The added value of pharmacogenomics to prescribing

Written by | 26 Jul 2023

Raliat Onatade, Chief Pharmacist for North Thames Genomic Medicines Service Alliance, recently gave the opening keynote address at the EAHP Congress in Lisbon (March 2023) on the subject […]

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