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Medication

19th June 2017

Medication Reviews: Part Two

Hasnain Hassam Pharmaceutical Specialist

In my last blog, I discussed polypharmacy, adverse drug events and non-adherence to medication, especially in older people. I want to...

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05th June 2017

Medication Reviews: Part One

Hasnain Hassam Pharmaceutical Specialist

A fundamental part of my time as a care services pharmacist was spent carrying out clinical medication reviews for older...

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22nd May 2017

Are you a Dementia Friend?

Hasnain Hassam Pharmaceutical Specialist

As you may know, last week was Dementia Awareness Week. When I first started to visit care settings to provide clinical...

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08th May 2017

Nothing to Sneeze at!

Hasnain Hassam Pharmaceutical Specialist

I’ve just sneezed again and my nose and eyes feel itchy. My colleagues in the pharmacy think I’ve caught a...

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24th April 2017

It ‘IS’ in your best interest to consult the pharmacist

Hasnain Hassam Pharmaceutical Specialist

I have in the past often been involved and consulted on with respect to best interest decisions and meetings when...

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11th April 2017

Oh no! We forgot to consult the pharmacist!

Hasnain Hassam Pharmaceutical Specialist

When out visiting care homes I would often come across service users who would have their medication given to them...

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25th January 2017

What makes us swallow?

Hasnain Hassam Pharmaceutical Specialist

I have always been interested in finding out more about what are the precise mechanisms that enable a human to...

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12th January 2017

Medication Errors

Hasnain Hassam Pharmaceutical Specialist

I recently came across an interesting article written in the UK pharmaceutical journal (November 2016) regarding medication errors involving residents...

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30th December 2016

Time for your annual medication visit?

Hasnain Hassam Pharmaceutical Specialist

Brrrr!! It’s icy cold outside as I welcome the gas engineer into my home for my annual central heating and...

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08th December 2016

Ordering Medication For Care Homes During Christmas

Hasnain Hassam Pharmaceutical Specialist

Having been out this weekend completing my Christmas shopping, I was reminiscing about past Christmases and how I used to...

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