White Paper on NHS reforms

The Government has released its White Paper which outlines fundamental change for the NHS. The paper ‘Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS‘ details how power will be devolved from Whitehall to patients and professionals. The aim of the reforms are to allow professionals more time to focus on improving health outcomes, and to allow patients…

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Course

Electrical Defibrillation is well established as the effective intervention for cardiac arrest, the most important determinant of survival being the time from collapse to delivery of the first shock. Today the widespread deployment of Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) is considered a realistic strategy for reducing mortality due to heart disease. No previous experience is necessary…

How to use your EpiPen

Many people suffer from severe allergic reactions and at this time of year the potential for wasp and bee stings is a real problem. Those who know they have life-threatening reactions often carry an auto-injector device, such as an EpiPen, but if you have never had to use one, the instructions given to you when…

Emergency First Aid for Rugby

This one day first aid course follows the agenda of the HSE approved EFAW course and will result in EFAW certification. The course is contextualised to a rugby club environment and will cover the key skills required for providing emergency first aid for ill and injured players and spectators, including managing head injuries and suspected…

Contract Monitoring Self-evaluation

Following requests and feedback from colleagues we have designed a simple self-evaluation test based on the pharmacy contract and professional standards. We are hoping that this simple tool will allow pharmacists to quickly check their knowldge and understanding of the pharmacy contract. Give it a go and let us know if you have any comments…