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Moving for mental health

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place this year from 13–19 May. The theme, as set by the Mental Health Foundation, is ‘Movement: moving for our mental health.’ This year, the Foundation says ‘We...

Controlled drug prescribing

Welcome to this April issue of the Journal of Prescribing Practice. Recently, in a lecture around legal aspects of prescribing there was a discussion on classifications of controlled drugs and why...

A greener NHS

A new survey conducted by conservation charity the Woodland Trust has revealed 96% of GPs questioned want the government to take action to combat health threats from climate change and extreme...

Safety in prescribing

Welcome to this February issue of the Journal of Prescribing Practice.

Planning for winter pressures

Amid worsening winter pressures for the NHS, there are warnings from health professionals that industrial action ‘could see one of the most difficult starts to the year for health services across the...

Effective medicines optimisation

Winter is very much upon us, and I know there is the usual increased pressure in many areas, with influenza and winter vomiting virus doing the rounds. This pressure to deal with acute situations can...

Menopause and menstrual health policy

A recent study explored menstrual health and menopause at work, the results of which are being used to inform new NHS Scotland policy.

A place for all prescribers in healthcare

It's the start of yet another academic year and there is no shortage of students of all kinds: the eager-faced pre-registration nurses for all fields of practice, undergraduate allied health...

Decline in drug deaths in Scotland

A new report has shown drug-related deaths have declined by a small amount in Scotland (National Records of Scotland, 2023). The statistics demonstrate that in 2022 there were 1051 deaths due to drug...

Supporting new prescribing colleagues

Do you remember your first few weeks and months as a qualified prescriber? I imagine you do, regardless of how long ago you obtained the qualification. I liken it to driving a car for the first time...

NHS Long Term Workforce Plan launched

The UK government has now published its strategy for the NHS, the ‘NHS Long Term Workforce Plan’, which it calls ‘a strategic direction for the long term, as well as concrete and pragmatic action to...

Learning to live with COVID-19

Welcome to this June issue of Journal of Prescribing Practice. It's been a busy time since I last wrote to you all. We have welcomed our new Editor Polly and a lot has been happening in the healthcare...

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