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Archive for March 2014

Staying alive

Staying alive

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS Whilst the controversy about statins heat up….my thoughts turn to staying alive. How does one stay alive in the face of controversy amongst experts? First, there is no dispute about whether or not statins save lives…they do. So if you are put on […]

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Electronic Prescription Service version 2 roll out : A bookapharmacist Series

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 […]

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The COPD Pathway : COPD Series

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 […]

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Using your inhalers correctly: The Asthma Series

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 […]

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How saving a penny can cost you a pound…

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 […]

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