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Medication management for patients with Parkinson's: the impact of a nurse specialist and non-medical prescribing in the hospital setting

In July 2000 the Department of Health (DH, 2000) published the NHS Plan. This included strategies to develop traditional roles, allowing nurses opportunities to evolve and challenge boundaries in...

Seasonal asthma: should it be managed differently?

Asthma is an inflammatory condition where the airways have become hyperreactive in response to a trigger (eg house dust mite, pollen, cats, viruses and temperature changes). The inflammatory cascade...

Insulin for diabetes: 100 years of therapy

During the summer of 1921, an unlikely team consisting of Frederick Banting, a newly established physician specialising in orthopaedics and a professor of physiology, and Charles Best, one of his lab...

Calculating osmolarities of peripheral infusions to avoid thrombophlebitis: answers

Show that 10% w/v glucose will be unable to provide the target glucose infusion rate with this limited amount of fluid available. .


The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has approved tixagevimab/cilgavimab (Evusheld), a new monoclonal antibody combination, for COVID-19 pre-exposure prophylaxis, or...

Drug breakdown: caffeine

Day 1: Used for centuries as a stimulant, #caffeine was found via coffee bean analysis circa 1820, but is also found in the cocoa bean, guarana seeds, tea leaves etc; #caffeine can also be synthesised...

Prescribing for patients with a stoma: common concerns and care

A high output can put a patient at risk of dehydration, making advice such as drinking oral rehydration solutions rather than plain water important, as water can make the problem worse. Modified...

Prescribing in hypertension

This retrospective cohort analysis published in the Journal of Pharmacy Technology in 2022 aimed to describe prescribing patterns of antihypertensive medications in patients with incident stage 2...

Audit and re-audit of medication use in patients with impaired kidney function

To identify medications that were most likely to be prescribed at inappropriate doses in patients with CKD 3-5, and to implement methods to improve patient care in this area by sharing results with...

A warfarin-antibiotic drug-drug interaction: a podiatric surgical case report

Patient A (Table 1) presented in 2016 with pain in both feet across the lesser metatarsal-phalangeal joints (MTPJs). On clinical examination, she had pain in both third/fourth intermetatarsal (IM)...

Costs and consequences of services provided by non-medical prescribers: a scoping review protocol

This scoping review protocol was registered with the Open Science Framework Registry on 31 July 2021 (registered DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/PSR3N), accessible from

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