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New report calls for radical change for pharmacists
Tue, 05 Nov 2013

A new independent report urges a radical shift in the role of pharmacists towards improving care for those who need it most, reducing the need for costly and disruptive hospital treatment.

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Researcher questions the benefit of copper bracelets
Tue, 17 Sep 2013
MRI of rheumatoid arthritis within joint

For many people who live with arthritis any relief from pain is welcomed. A traditional remedy that people often turn to is the use of copper bracelets

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New prescribing legislation
Tue, 20 Aug 2013
Richmond House London

New legislation introduced that allows physiotherapists and podiatrists in the UK to independently prescribe medication to their patients.

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Psoriasis and the Heart - updated leaflet
Fri, 09 Aug 2013
Psoriasis and the heart information leaflet

Medical research has found that psoriasis itself may be a risk factor for developing heart disease. In one study, young people with severe psoriasis were three times more likely to have a heart attack than those of the same age who did not have psoriasis.

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New standards for people with psoriasis
Tue, 06 Aug 2013

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, NICE, has published set new standards for the quality of care for people with psoriasis - an irritable skin condition characterised by red, flaky crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales.

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Royal Pharmaceutical Society event in Birmingham
Wed, 24 Jul 2013
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) models of care logo

A workshop that forms part of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Commission that has been set up to look at how pharmacy services are integrated into the reformed NHS in England.

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New edition of Skin 'n' Bones Connection
Fri, 05 Jul 2013
Skin 'n' Bones Connection issue 37 summer 2013

In our latest edition, we have articles about the NICE quality standard and guidance on patient experience in adult NHA services. A report on the IMPACT study at the University of Manchester and a guide on how to get the most out of skin camouflage.

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MHRA confirms advice on the use of diclofenac
Mon, 01 Jul 2013
MHRA logo

Patients with serious underlying heart conditions, such as heart failure, heart disease, circulatory problems or a previous heart attack or stroke should no longer use diclofenac, the MHRA confirmed in a safety alert in June.

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The Psychosocial Burden of Psoriasis
Mon, 17 Jun 2013
Tara Fletcher researching the psychosocial burden of psoriasis

Tara Fletcher, a second year psychology student at the University of Hertfordshire has been on placement with PAPAA and has carried out a review of current literature, regarding how psoriasis affects mental functioning, social life, relationships and career.

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PAPAA Information Standard compliant, again!
Wed, 08 May 2013
The Information Standard logo

We are pleased to announce that for a second year running we have continued to demonstrate that our service delivery complies with the requirements of The Information Standard, this follows a recent surveillance review.

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