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.
IN life it’s always good to have a plan. Asthma is no different. The good thing about asthma is that if managed correctly, symptoms can often be completely reversed. Unfortunately, if not managed well, symptoms can deteriorate quickly leading to hospital admissions or worse. Self-care is key to managing a chronic disease like asthma. Coaching people […]
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WITH the upcoming Scottish elections and the launch of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Community Pharmacy Scotland Manifestos, it is very important that, where possible, we engage with current and prospective MSPs to explain how important pharmacy is to the future of the NHS. The RPS Scotland manifesto: Right medicine – Better health – Fitter […]
I THOUGHT the best day to publish this blog was a Sunday…the day after the night before! Asthma is basically an allergic reaction, the effects of which are felt predominantly in the lungs. The outcome of suffering this reaction is one or more of the classic symptoms of asthma e.g. cough, wheeze or breathlessness. […]
IF a pharmacist says that they have never made a dispensing error I am afraid it is most likely that they are lying. We train for five years to learn how to support patients to use their medicines safely. The personal and professional horror then of making your first dispensing error is profound. The impact […]
“A pharmacist independent prescriber is a practitioner who is responsible and accountable for the assessment of patients with diagnosed or undiagnosed conditions and for decisions about clinical the clinical management required, including prescribing”(1). Due to the breadth of the role of a pharmacist independent prescriber, it is important to define the limitations of the […]