Winter Newsletter 2022 – Welcome from the Editor

Author: Martin England
Category: Ashtons News
Date: March 1, 2022

Accurately auditing controlled drugs is an extremely important responsibility for all healthcare providers and the recording of liquid controlled drugs can be a particular challenge. We explore the issue in our article on measuring controlled drugs.

Despite campaigns and restrictions in recent years, smoking is still the largest cause of preventable death in England. With Public Health England’s aim of a ‘smoke-free society by 2030’ we cover how to use smoking cessation products and medicines to maximum efficacy here.

It’s been a difficult few years with remote working during the pandemic but we were delighted to be able to host our annual Pharmacists’ Conference for the first time in two years in September 2021, where our pharmacists and associate healthcare staff were able to meet for two days of learning and development. It was fantastic for the team to be able to see each other in person and catch up on what everyone has been up to – we were especially delighted to hear of Lead Pharmacist Dorna Ghashghaei’s foray into boxing where she helped raised over £90,000 for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

If you have any queries, or would just like to chat about how we can help with your service provision, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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