Dementia: A priority in Hampshire

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS The dilemma of Dementia was brought into sharp focus for me recently when I attended the events organised by the Wessex Local Pharmacy Forum. The event took place on the 14th of October at Holiday Inn Eastleigh. ¬†Stephen Bleakley, Deputy Chief Pharmacist at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and a representative […]

Tic.Toc.Tic.Toc: The birth of Responsibility

It is difficult not to have noticed the oncoming significant change in community pharmacy regulation. We are referring to the Responsible Pharmacist regulation which is due to take effect in eh…3 days (1st October 2009). At, we call it “the birth of responsibility”. If this is the birth of responsibility, then what has community […]

Children’s OTC New Advice – bookapharmacist response

MHRA, the government agency which is responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical devices work, and are acceptably safe recently issued a new advice for children’s over the counter cough and cold medicine ( link ). The landmark finding is that these over the counter cough and cold medicine simply don’t work in children under […]