Pharmacy in Practice facelift

WE are undergoing some minor surgery on the site, and during this process we won’t be looking at our best. We’re still exactly the same on the inside though, and we’ll still be publishing articles. In a few days time (if there are no technical gremlins) we’ll emerge to enhance your reading experience. Thanks for your…

I love My Pharmacist Awards – Scotland

THE Scottish regional finalists in this year’s Royal Pharmaceutical Society I Love my Pharmacist Awards are: Heather Donaldson — Boots, Uddingston. Naseem Sadiq — Dears Pharmacy, Glenrothes. Bernadette Brown — Cadham Pharmacy, Glenrothes. Sally Arnison — Barnton Pharmacy and Travel Clinic, Edinburgh. To read more about them and to vote for your winner, visit the I Love…

Scottish Government to review NHS targets

  THE Scottish Government is to review NHS targets, Health Secretary Shona Robison has announced. An expert group will be set up to lead the review and work with staff, stakeholders, social care and clinical bodies, to examine a range of national targets to ensure they continue to deliver better outcomes for patients and make best use of…

RPS Scottish Board election results announced

  JOHN McAnaw, Kathleen Cowle and Johnathan Laird have been elected to the Scottish Pharmacy Board. A total of 489 members cast 1,168 votes, from a possible 2,275 eligible voters – a turnout of 21.49 percent. The results for the five candidates were as follows: Kathleen Cowle – 237 Johnathan Laird – 232 John McAnaw – 289 Kim…

RPS Scotland board results – thanks for electing me!

    I AM humbled and grateful to have been elected to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) board in Scotland. Congratulations to those that also stood for election. The debate throughout Scotland was both intense and good humoured. It was great to chat with my fellow candidates at the recent NHS National Education for Scotland (NES)/RPS event and I…

Scottish Government to look at extending Minor Ailment Service

  THE Scottish Government is to consider extending the Minor Ailment Service (MAS) to make it a universal service, First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced as she outlined her legislative programme at the Scottish Parliament today. “We will examine a proposal in the Labour manifesto to extend the Minor Ailment Service to make it a…

Scottish Patient Safety Programme reduces hospital mortality by 16.5%

THE Scottish Patient Safety Programme has resulted in a fall in hospital mortality by 16.5%, equating to 20,000 fewer deaths than expected across Scotland, between October-December 2007 and October-December 2015, according to new figures published today. In the first eight years of the programme, hospital mortality has fallen at twenty-four of twenty-nine participating hospitals, and mortality has reduced…