August 19th 2022

During summer direct sun exposure increases; boosting vitamin D levels, improving bone health and even mood. Melanin production is also stimulated by the sun; this hormone makes the skin darker in people who acquire a tan. Overexposure to ultraviolet rays could have very damaging long-lasting consequences, like: premature ageing of the skin or skin cancer;…

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March 24th 2022

How to prevent unaccounted-for losses of controlled drugs Harold Shipman, known as Britain’s most prolific serial killer, was successful in diverting a large quantity of controlled drugs (CDs) for his own criminal purposes. The subsequent enquiry against him highlighted major limitations in the information available to audit the prescribing and supply of controlled drugs. This…

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March 24th 2022

Ashtons provides a wide range of training courses including e-learning and clinical training seminars. You can now choose from these 12 clinical training seminars: Anaphylaxis Cannabis Oil Controlled Drugs for Hospices Drug Interactions for Hospices End-of-life Care for People with Parkinson’s Disease Management of Diabetes Towards the End of Life Managing Oral Problems in Palliative…

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September 21st 2021

Ashtons provides a wide range of training courses, including e-learning and clinical training seminars. You can now choose from these 12 clinical training seminars: Anaphylaxis Cannabis oil Controlled drugs for hospices Drug interactions for hospices NEW End-of-life care for people with Parkinson’s disease NEW Management of diabetes towards the end of life Managing oral problems…

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January 18th 2021

We have had some interesting queries over the past few months which have required some time to answer in full. We also had some feedback from previous queries which we respond to below. All our visiting pharmacists are there to respond to your queries and if they can’t answer the question on the spot, we…

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January 18th 2021

Who issues medication safety alerts? The Medicines Healthcare Products and Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is responsible for issuing medication and medical device safety alerts. How are these communicated? This autumn, the way the MHRA communicates safety alerts is changing. All medication safety and critical alerts that need to be actioned by healthcare organisations will be issued…

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