Prime Minister presented with Publication on Clinical Pharmacy The Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi was presented with a copy of the book MCQs in Clinical Pharmacy edited by Lilian M. Azzopardi, Associate Professor at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta. The book is published by the Pharmaceutical Press of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, publishers of Martindale and the British National Formulary. It includes contributions by Anthony Serracino-Inglott and Maurice Zarb Adami from the University of Malta and by Steve Hudson, University of Strathclyde and Sam Salek, University of Cardiff.

The book draws on experiences in teaching and practice in Malta and extends this practice as a standard to pharmacists in the United Kingdom and in other countries. The uniqueness of this publication lies in the fact the authors were able to produce a book which presents problems that are taken from contemporary clinical practice. It induces candidates to acquire those skills that are needed to tackle clinical pharmacy practice issues effectively. The examples feature real-patient cases and these provide the opportunity to simulate actual practice where multiple problems are presented.

The book was launched last week during an event hosted by H.E. Nick Archer, The British High Commissioner who was very enthusiastic about this publication which is an example of the closeness between professionals in health education in Malta and the United Kingdom.

(left to right) Professor Anthony Serracino-Inglott, the Prime Minister, Professor Lilian Azzopardi, editor of the book and Dr Maurice Zarb Adami from the Department of Pharmacy of the University of Malta.

(left to right) Professor Anthony Serracino-Inglott, Professor Lilian M. Azzopardi and the Prime Minister from the Department of Pharmacy of the University of Malta.

(left to right) Professor Lilian M. Azzopardi discussing the book with the Prime Minister and Professor Anthony Serracino-Inglott