Prescriber is the leading UK journal for healthcare professionals focussing on prescribing and medicines management. The journal features articles on all areas of therapeutics and prescribing policy and is fully peer reviewed. The content is relevant and of interest to all prescribers and prescribing policy makers including GPs, pharmacists, nurses and hospital specialists. Access to all content is free to healthcare professionals following registration.Sign up for e-alerts and print copies

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E-cigarettes may be more effective than NRT for smoking cessation

Refillable e-cigarettes are more effective than nicotine-replacement therapy (NRT) for smoking cessation when combined with behavioural support, according to a...Read more

Prescription charge responsible for asthma medication rationing

People with asthma are rationing their medication due to the high cost of prescriptions in England, leading to an increased risk of asthma attacks and hospital...Read more

Children’s flu vaccine shows good protection this season

According to mid-season data from PHE published in the journal Eurosurveillance, the children’s flu vaccine has been 87% effective against this season’s...Read more

MHRA issues warning about use of carbimazole in pregnancy

In a Drug Safety Update, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a warning about the increased risk of congenital...Read more

NICE and PHE publish antimicrobial prescribing guidance for acute cough

As part of their series on antimicrobial prescribing for common infections, NICE and Public Health England (PHE) have published guidance on the management of...Read more

Featured Articles

Recognition and management of systemic lupus erythematosus
Early recognition of the signs and symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is important in order to expedite diagnosis, referral and treatment. This article discusses the wide spectrum of clinical manifestations of SLE, the treatment options available and the GP’s role in management.
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Emerging UK infections: identifying new threats early
Predicting which new and emerging pathogens will pose a threat to the UK population can be difficult. This article discusses the steps Public Health England and other government agencies are taking to identify new threats and protect the public against emerging infections.
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Cardiovascular risk prediction for primary prevention
Risk prediction tools such as QRISK identify those at higher risk of heart attack and stroke, based on traditional and emerging cardiovascular risk factors, with a view to primary prevention, eg with statins. This article considers how this important aspect of public health management can be optimised.
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