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Something to shout about….

Something to shout about….

by Kazeem Olalekan The latest Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC) report showed the general intensive care unit (GICU) at Southampton General Hospital had the lowest number of deaths over a three-month period. Now that is something to be really proud of….Well done to the […]

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Pharmacy: Third Largest Health Profession in the UK

Pharmacy: Third Largest Health Profession in the UK

By Kazeem Olalekan With pressure on services across the NHS, it is time to really look at making better use of the third largest health professionals in the UK – The Pharmacists. Watch the video below produced by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and your pharmacist will see […]

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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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Vision coming together…

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 […]

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Saved – The future is bright.

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 […]

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New MUR Requirements

New MUR Requirements

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS     The latest update to MUR requirements (1) which applied from the 1st of July is refreshing. If I was commissioning the service for the first time, this is what it might look like. Nonetheless, evolution is not a bad thing. The […]

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Boots and Walgreens

Boots and Walgreens

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS The recent acquisition of 45% stake in Boots the Chemist by US Firm, Walgreen could be viewed as another good example of the special relationship between the US and the UK. It has been reported that the two companies have very little overlap. […]

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Transfer of Care – an update

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 […]

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Advice for Pharmacists as Doctors strike

Advice for Pharmacists as Doctors strike

by Kazeem Olalekan The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain has issued advice to pharmacist on how to deal with requests for emergency supplies of regular medicines. The doctors go on strike this Thursday (21st of June). The key advise are:

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The silence of the pips

The silence of the pips

by Kazeem Olalekan The publication of the final report  into the PIP debacle, by the NHS Medical Director, should signal the ‘silence of the pips’. The report is making it clear that: This report should at least silence the pips and bring reassurance to worried patients. The […]

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Who’s Who in Scotland and Wales – Election 2012

Who’s Who in Scotland and Wales – Election 2012

by Kazeem Olalekan Following from quotes from candidates from English Pharmacy Board election, this post focus on Scotland and Wales candidates. Scotland Election Board I believe that pharmacists need to engage and shape the future of their professional body and will strive to ensure that it is fit […]

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Professional Support – Dealing with children who are collecting medicines from pharmacy

Professional Support – Dealing with children who are collecting medicines from pharmacy

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS One of the benefits of being a member of the Pharmacy professional body: RPS is access to the Pharmaceutical Journal and professional support in the form of Professional Matters. It is the NO 12, April 2012 edition of the Professional Support Bulletin that […]

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The Who’s Who – Election 2012

The Who’s Who – Election 2012

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS It’s election season at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the arrival of my Ballot Paper last week has filled me with real excitement. The Society is about to elect new members to the English, Scottish and Welsh Pharmacy Boards. The candidates are listed […]

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Transfer of Care – A tale of two discharges

Transfer of Care – A tale of two discharges

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS   Do you know what has been our bugbear for a while now? How we can safely and effectively transfer our patients from one care setting to another. As a pharmacist, I am focussing on the medication journey. We haven’t done that very […]

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Wrong Choices?

Wrong Choices?

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS Last April we posted a blog entitled “NHS choices” where we highlighted the choices facing patients in the NHS with respect to increasing prescription charges. The choice then was stark: …is it inconceivable that patients will re-locate to another place within the UK […]

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