Electronic Prescription Service version 2 roll out : A bookapharmacist Series

By Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS As the long awaited release 2 of the Electronic Prescription Service rolls out of different GPs (almost certainly in April in Hampshire), we are running a series tagged EPS2 where we will highlight issues and gather your views. So join me in this EPS2 series to inform stakeholders – you & […]

The COPD Pathway : COPD Series

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS The construction of the COPD Pathway fills me with real excitement. I now, more or less know how to navigate my way through the myriad of services and service providers in the NHS: right from symptoms recognition right through to the end of life. This will form the basis for our […]

Using your inhalers correctly: The Asthma Series

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS Inhaler technique is a significant factor in proper management of Asthma and COPD. Medicines Use Reviews in Pharmacies, Nurse-led clinics and Hospital-based clinics are useful places where good inhaler technique can be re-enforced. There is no harm in reviewing patient’s technique regularly because it is difficult to kick out old habits […]

How saving a penny can cost you a pound…

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS You know the deal: Prescribe generically and you can save a lotta cash for the NHS. In most cases this is true and laudable, after all, there is very little of the crisp stuff doing the rounds. So you might understand the need to switch from a prescription of Voltarol Emulgel […]