Vision coming together…

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS I took my daughter to the optician recently and it got me thinking: What an amazing thing: vision! We all need it and all the better if it is a good one. In October last year, I wrote a blog about the 2020 vision of the University Hospitals Southampton.  In that […]

Apps Updates! – MicroGuide; NICE Guidance; CPPE; NICE BNF; NICE BNFc

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS If you follow our blog, you will know that we are passionate about apps (you know..iphone (OS), android and possibly others – I know Microsoft is working very hard to narrow the gap on its rivals – so when we get our hands on a phone that uses windows mobile, we […]

Who will show clinical leadership?

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS I cannot help but notice, with concern, the latest news item by in which  Boots the Chemist is to offer ‘3 for 2’ mix and match promotion across its entire healthcare range this week (link). Clearly the customer will welcome an opportunity to pay less for products in these chastened times. If […]

Case Study 6: Critical Evaluation

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS This July we have posted our 6th Case Study. We are quite proud about this one. Kazeem conducted an interview with Sue Gough, a Critical Evaluation Pharmacist at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. It provides an insight into what these breeds of pharmacists do. They read the many clinical papers […]

Saved – The future is bright.

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS I was delighted by the news that the National Paediatric Surgery Reviews has opted for option B which means that University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHSFT) in partnership with Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust will continue to deliver first class quality service for children with heart disease in the South […]

Yet another one from the nice folks at NICE – NICE BNF

by Kazeem Olalekan Clearly I am excitable. When I learnt of the new iphone and Android app from the nice folks at NICE, then you know what is coming. Hee Heee Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee  Haaaaaaaaaaaah! I’ll tell you why. I spent my top dollar about a year ago on a BNF Iphone app only to be told […]

Febuxostat (Adenuric) and hypersensitivity reaction

by Kazeem Olalekan Attention has just been drawn to the Drug Safety Update on Febuxostat (Adenuric) via the PJOnline website. In summary, there have been rare but serious reports of hypersensitivity reactions, including Stevens-Johnson syndrome and acute anaphylactic shock, with febuxostat (Adenuric). Febuxostat must be stopped immediately if hypersensitivity occurs, and must not be re-started […]

Transfer of Care – an update

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS The final report on the transfer of information about medicine when patients move between care setting has been published. It makes for an interesting read. The main recommendations are:     The report quoted an audit conducted in 2010 across 50 acute trusts involving over 8600 patients. It found that when […]

The results are in…and everyone is a winner

by Kazeem Olalekan Following from the recently completed election onto the National Pharmacy Board in England, Wales and Scotland; bookapharmacist.com is happy to note that this is an election it is proud of. Everyone is a winner: elected or not. We are releasing a YouTube video of the results.     Related posts: tag: election2012

Urgent: (Action Required within 5 days) – MHRA Class 3 Alert: Cyclizine Lactate Injection 50mg/ 1ml ampoules

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS Cyclizine Lactate Injection 50mg/ 1ml ampoules PL 00156/0096 Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd is recalling all remaining unexpired ampoules of the above discontinued product as a precautionary measure. This is due to a GMP concern at a third-party supplier and their own site. It is likely that very little stock remains but Martindale Pharmaceuticals […]