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Medicines, Ethics and Practice

The professional guide for pharmacists

40 (July 2016)


Medicines, Ethics and Practice: The professional guide for pharmacists is the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's established professional guide for pharmacists.

This 40th edition is a revised practical resource which helps pharmacists practice confidently and professionally. It embeds professionalism at the heart of decision-making processes and provides essential information, supporting the pharmacist in their day-to-day practice.

New sections in this edition:
  • Supply of naloxone by individuals employed or engaged in the provision of recognised drug treatment services
  • Explaining biosimilar medicines

Updated sections:
  • Professionalism and professional judgement: information on conflicts of interest and declaration of interests
  • Clinical check: signposting to new RPS resources on electronic health records
  • Medicines reconciliation
  • Helping patients to understand their medicines
  • Getting the culture right: signposting to new RPS resources on near miss errors
  • Military prescriptions
  • Dispensing valproate for girls and women
  • Summary of prescriber types and prescribing restrictions: updated to include new information on therapeutic radiographer independent prescribers and dietitian supplementary prescribers.
  • Checking registration of healthcare professionals and additional information on conditions of supply: updated to include new information on sale, supply and administration of medicines by orthoptists
  • Wholesale dealing:
    • clarification on Controlled Drugs
    • signposting to information on supply to orthoptists
  • Reporting adverse events: additional signposting to Yellow Card mobile app
  • Collection and purchase of medicines by children: updated to include guidance on purchase of medicines by children
  • Administration of adrenaline in an emergency
  • Veterinary medicines: updated information on wholesale dealing (including human medicines for veterinary use under the Cascade)
  • Controlled Drugs: updates to reflect new NICE guidance Controlled drugs: safe use and management which was published in April 2016
  • Controlled Drugs – background: updated information on accountable officers
  • Obtaining Controlled Drugs – requisition requirements for Schedule 1, 2 and 3 Controlled Drugs: updated to reflect changes to legislation
  • Instalment direction for Schedule 2 and 3 Controlled Drugs: updated to include new Home Office approved wording
  • Destruction of Controlled Drugs: methods of destruction updated
  • Record keeping and Controlled Drugs registers: running balances updated
  • Disposing of spent methadone bottles
MEP 40

£55.00


RPS MEMBER PRICE £28.00

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  • ISBN 978 0 85711 296 5
  • Published Jul 2016
  • Paperback 172pp

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