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New edition of pharmacy practice text book

A revised edition of an undergraduate text book in the area of Pharmacy Practice has been published to reflect the many developments in pharmacy and health policy.

Published: Nov 9, 2015 5:10:29 PM

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Nearly one in five oral penicillin doses given to children in NHS hospitals may be too high or too low

Researchers say that many children may be getting an inappropriate dose of antibiotics as doctors use guidelines that just use age, not height and weight, when choosing the level of drugs.

Published: Nov 9, 2015 12:10:30 PM

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Top Downloaded Pharmacology Open Access Article From UCL School of Pharmacy

Work from the School of Pharmacy is the top downloaded pharmacology open access article on Science Direct published since January 2014. More...

Published: Oct 30, 2015 4:06:50 PM

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Ijeoma Uchegbu Appointed UCL’s Pro-Vice Provost for Africa and The Middle East

UCL School of Pharmacy Professor has been appointed UCL Pro-Vice Provost for Africa and The Middle East. Professor Uchegbu will work with the Vice Provost International on the delivery of the recently launched Global Engagement Strategy. More...

Published: Oct 30, 2015 3:08:56 PM

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UCL-FIP Collaborating Centre produces three new global reports

At the 75th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Düsseldorf, Germany (29 September - 3 October 2015), the UCL-FIP Collaborating Centre, on behalf of FIP Education Initiatives, released three new global reports describing global pharmacy education and workforce trends. More...

Published: Oct 28, 2015 10:48:44 AM

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Ethnopharmacology - a collaborative new book

A new book released in October 2015 provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art and critical appraisal of research in locally and traditionally used medicinal plants. More...

Published: Oct 27, 2015 3:21:07 PM


Two new books on Medication Safety

Two new books on Medication Safety have been published – one aimed at researchers and healthcare professionals, and the other at the general public.

Published: Oct 16, 2015 3:25:11 PM

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Alumna Wins Public Health Pharmacist of the Year

Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope was awarded the Public Health Pharmacist of the year at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britian's 2015 Awards ceremony on 13th September 2015.  Diane graduated with a PhD from the UCL School of Pharmacy in 2009 and is currently the Pharmacist Lead for Antimicrobial Resistance at Public Health England. More...

Published: Oct 9, 2015 5:10:17 PM

Prof Tommy Cheng

Frank Fish Memorial Lecture

On Thursday, 15 October 2015 the fourth Frank Fish Memorial Lecture entitled 'Potential and challenge of traditional Chinese medicine to meet unmet clinical needs' will be given by Professor Tommy (Yung-Chi) Cheng from Yale University. We are delighted that one of the world's leading experts in pharmacology focusing on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) will give this year's lecture.

Published: Oct 9, 2015 5:09:16 PM

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Review: Summer Awards Ceremonies

Professor Frank Kozielski was awarded the Student Choice Teaching Award for the Outstanding Researcher Development category.

Published: Oct 9, 2015 5:08:10 PM

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Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham forges links with STEM school in Lewisham

Following on from Dr Raimi-Abraham’s work with the Nuffield Foundation, she was recently invited to Sydenham School for the grand opening of their new state of the art building where she participated in a series of talks to inspire young women to opt for STEM subjects.

Published: Aug 7, 2015 10:30:45 AM


BBC Two ‘Trust Me I’m A Doctor’ highlights quality problems of unregulated food supplements

On 15 July 2015 work at the UCL School of Pharmacy was featured in the BBC Two television series Trust Me, I’m a Doctor. The research group tested more than 70 commonly used food supplements. While herbal medical products registered under the Traditional Herbal Registration (THR) scheme all contained the constituents as claimed, but many of the food supplements were found not to contain any relevant bioactive natural products. In other words, they do not contain what they claim to contain.

Published: Aug 6, 2015 11:26:50 AM

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Professor Ian Wong joins the UCL School of Pharmacy as Chair in Pharmacy Practice

We are delighted to announce that Professor Ian Wong has taken up the position of Chair in Pharmacy Practice today, 1st July 2015. Until very recently, he was the Head of Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy at University of Hong Kong. Professor Wong was previously appointed between the School of Pharmacy, University of London, and UCL Institute of Child Health to establish the first paediatric pharmacy research centre in the world. The Centre has been recognised as a leading research centre in medicines for children.

Published: Jul 1, 2015 3:52:27 PM

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SLMS Education Award for Pharmacy team

Drs Steve Hilton and John Malkinson have been jointly awarded the SLMS Education Award for the Faculty of Life Sciences in the category of Team Award.

Published: Jun 29, 2015 10:44:06 AM

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Chemist and Druggist Training & Development Award 2015

The UCL School of Pharmacy, in partnership with Green Light Pharmacy, has won the C+D Training and Development Award 2015.  This award was given for the innovative programme of study the teams have jointly created for MPharm students at UCL School of Pharmacy,  resulting in the development of the first “teaching community pharmacy practice” in the UK.  More...

Published: Jun 16, 2015 3:26:04 PM


‘New models of primary care: Commission Findings’ - seminar by Professor Nick Barber

Nick Barber is Director of Research at the Health Foundation, a charity dedicated to improving healthcare. His interests include bridging the theory – practice gap, progressing the art and science of improvement, and developing the evaluation paradigms for improvement initiatives.

Published: Jun 11, 2015 2:37:17 PM

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First Prize in Evonik Industries Competition for Novel Taste Masking Technologies

A team comprising colleagues from the UCL School of Pharmacy and UCL Department of Mechanical Engineering have won first prize in the Evonik Industries ECRP 2014 competition, based on the theme of “Novel Technology for Taste Masking”.  This is an open competition whereby academic groups are invited to submit proposals on a specified topic, with the winners receiving a prize and the possibility of a substantial research contract to take the proposal forward. 

Published: Jun 9, 2015 4:53:55 PM

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UCL team establishes spin-out company to print medicines

A team of researchers from UCL School of Pharmacy are leading the development of 3D printing for fabricating tablets and have established a spin-out company to commercialise their work. Their research was featured recently in the Pharmaceutical Journal.

Published: Jun 9, 2015 4:09:11 PM

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New Integrated Pharmacy Case Studies text book

The integration of the science and practice of pharmacy is at the heart of modern pharmacy degree programmes. Five members of staff from UCL School of Pharmacy: Sally-Anne Francis (Honorary Senior Lecturer), Felicity Smith, John Malkinson, Andy Constanti and Kevin Taylor have worked together to produce a major new pharmacy text book, which demonstrates how a knowledge of pharmaceutical science helps inform our understanding and decision-making in real-life patient settings. More...

Published: Jun 9, 2015 2:51:10 PM


UCL School of Pharmacy Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

The UCL School of Pharmacy announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr Catherine Tuleu and Dr Sara Hanning will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, entitled “Child friendly formulations of amoxicillin”. More...

Published: Jun 9, 2015 9:18:09 AM