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Clinical Pharmacy Pocket Companion

Second edition

Edited by Alistair Howard Gray, Clinical Services Lead Pharmacist, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust; Jane Wright, Specialist Clinical Pharmacist, Lancashire Care Foundation Trust; Lynn Bruce, Medical Assessment Unit Lead Pharmacist, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust; and Jennifer Oakley, Antimicrobial and Critical Care Pharmacist, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

The Clinical Pharmacy Pocket Companion is a comprehensive AZ handbook containing a range of tools, suggestions and advice for administering effective pharmaceutical care. Bringing together a wealth of information not easily found in other reference sources, it provides essential, practical data for daily use by clinical pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.

In this second edition, the entries have been rewritten and revised by specialist pharmacists and clinicians from across the UK. Over 60% of the topics are new, adding appeal for community as well as hospital pharmacists, aiding medicines optimisation across both sectors. It is an essential handy guide and aims to complement existing resources used regularly such as the British National Formulary (BNF) , and the local health economy formulary.

This book is an invaluable tool for practising pharmacists, medical staff, clinical technicians and pharmacy students, providing information on obscure problems as well as routine queries.

Adobe PDF Sample chapter (1053 KB)
February 2016

"The book can be described as having three main functions: an aide-mémoire to resolve routine queries; a prompt to seek further information; and a means to record personal information by utilising blank spaces provided at the end of each entry and section.

...Although the topics are not presented in a standard format, each is well written and provides valuable information and relevant references...

...This book will be useful to any person delivering a clinical pharmacy service, either in a primary or secondary healthcare environment. It provides information on obscure problems, as well as routine queries... pharmacists will find that the book has immense value in supporting their clinical activities, particularly when offering post-hospital discharge pharmaceutical care."

Laurence A. Goldberg, The Pharmaceutical Journal, Feb 2016.

From the reviews of the previous edition:

"A total of five appendices supplement the handbook with common medical abbreviations, laboratory reference values, imperial to metric conversion tables and useful web addresses...

...the Clinical Pharmacy Pocket Companion can be highly recommended not only for clinical pharmacists but also for health professionals in general."

Hug (Freiburg). Die Pharmazie. Vol 62. July 2007

"It contains concise information drawn from many sources and is presented in an A-Z fashion that is easy to access and pleasant to is a valuable resource for any clinical pharmacist and a handy reference guide for students...

...I found it helpful and easy to use and would recommend it to any pharmacy student"

Husam Jafar, Future Pharmacist, Spring 2007

"The information content is practical and covers a good range of standard clinical a practical reference I like this book...

...I would recommend its use to all."

Andrzej Kostrzewski, student. The Pharmaceutical Journal, 2007, 278 (7455), 685

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ISBN 978 0 85711 157 9

Published Dec 2015

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