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Expanding pharmacists’ role for patients with hypertension could prevent 15 million heart attacks and save $1.1 trillion over 30 years, VCU-led study finds

Written by | 7 Nov 2023

If pharmacists had a larger role in prescribing medications to control blood pressure, they could prevent more than 15 million heart attacks, nearly 8 million strokes and more… read more.

Pharmacists’ communication skills are associated with physician prescription changes

Written by | 24 Jul 2023

Effective communication among healthcare professionals is essential for ensuring safe medical care. Assertiveness, the ability to express oneself candidly while respecting others, is seen as a crucial factor… read more.

9 out of 10 Americans live close to community pharmacy

Written by | 3 Aug 2022

Almost 90% of the U.S. population lives within 5 miles of a community pharmacy, but more than half of Americans have to commute for more than 1 mile… read more.

Primary care network pharmacy – making it work

Written by | 28 Jan 2022

Steve Williams, Senior Clinical Pharmacist at Poole Bay and Bournemouth PCN describes how some critical factors need to be taken into account when planning and organising PCN pharmacy… read more.

RCT of medicines optimisation in general practice

Written by | 27 Jan 2022

Steve Williams, Senior Clinical Pharmacist at Poole Bay and Bournemouth PCN explains the positive findings from a randomised controlled trial that evaluated the impact of a medicines’ optimisation… read more.

What does a PCN pharmacist do?

Written by | 26 Jan 2022

The day-to-day work of a pharmacist in a Primary Care Network (PCN) embraces operational and strategic elements and this involves working closely with other members of the primary… read more.

Getting started as a PCN pharmacist

Written by | 25 Jan 2022

The NHS long term plan foresees the establishment of teams of clinical pharmacists in every primary care network (PCN). IMI spoke to Steve Williams, a senior clinical pharmacist… read more.

Pharmacist led Type 2 diabetes intervention reverses medication use

Written by | 16 Sep 2021

Persons with Type 2 diabetes can, through diet and pharmacist supervision, eliminate the need for diabetes medications, researchers reported on Sept. 10, 2021 in Nature Communications. “There is… read more.

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