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…

Accredited checking technician – Halifax

Job: Accredited checking technician Location: Halifax Hours: Full time or part-time, to be discussed at an interview. Flexible rota and hours Salary: Candidate specific Company: Independent pharmacy chain Pharmacies details: Very busy, dispensing over 8,500 items per month with over 2,500 items for MDS patients. The dispensary team is very experienced and is made up of 8…

Capturing the spirit of nursing, post Francis

  THE Francis Report is extensive at 1,782 pages and with 290 recommendations. However, reading the harrowing accounts provided by people who were fundamentally and often cruelly let down by a system and by those who were there to care for them takes us straight to the heart of what Francis is about. When I…

Make EHC GSL, says bpas

IT’S 15 years since the progestogen-only emergency contraceptive, Levonelle, was first made available to women to buy from behind the counter in pharmacies. The price was set high from the outset by the then distributor Schering, who said at the time it was making it expensive in order to deter women from using it. It’s hard…

Pharmacist pre-registration training in hospital – top tips

SO, a bit about me. I recently completed my pre-registration training in a hospital pharmacy and can now officially remove the ‘pre-registration’ part from my job title! This blog highlights some hot topics from my pre-registration year and I hope that some of my experiences and tips may help people who are embarking on the same…