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Pharmacists on ethnicity, pay and career progression


Julia Robinson summarises the pertinent themes discussed during The Salvadore’s Twitter chat held on Wednesday 12 December 2018.

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A pharmacist’s journey from London to Doha


In 2017, pharmacist Amena Bhatti embarked on a journey to gain experience living in a foreign country while still practising within her specialist area of women and children’s health.

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How the shortage of preregistration placements should be addressed


Final year pharmacy student Mahamoud Ali shares his concerns over fewer numbers of preregistration placements available compared to trainees.

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Meeting the needs of patients affected by mental illness in community pharmacy


As a community pharmacist, Sean Quay recognised that he could be doing more to support his patients affected by mental illness.

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Why small community pharmacies are at risk and how we can save them


Independent pharmacies need a new kind of contract if they are to survive the threat from funding cuts and wholesaler market control, says the Pharmacists’ Defence Association’s head of policy, Alima Batchelor.

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What's the strangest question you've been asked by a patient?


During #AskYourPharmacist Week 2018 — which aims to raise awareness of the services pharmacy can offer — we asked our readers to tell us the most unusual questions their patients had posed to them. From the bizarre to the ridiculous, here are some of our favourites.

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How community pharmacy can support patients who have pancreatic cancer


November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, Ade Williams and Ali Stunt describe the pivotal role pharmacy teams can play. 

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On deployment to South Sudan with the Army Reserves


Army Reserve pharmacist, Anuj K. Sunder shares details of his four-month deployment to South Sudan as part a United Nations Humanitarian Operation

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Returning to work as a general practice pharmacist


Amira Shaikh describes her experience of undertaking the CPPE GP pharmacist training pathway

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Life as a postgraduate student and pharmacy technician

Pharmacy technician, Ropa Mhlanga explains her reasons for pursuing postgraduate studies.

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Poetry in motion: 10 haiku written by pharmacists


The Salvadore asked pharmacists on Twitter to get creative and compose a haiku for National Poetry Day on the 4 October using the hashtag #pharmacyhaiku — here are some of our favourites.

Saffah Huseeba Danial is a second-year pharmacy student at the University of Lincoln

Should pharmacists learn British Sign Language?


Have you ever wondered if sign language is communicated the same universally?

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An amazing summer experience at the University of Manchester, School of Pharmacy

Pharmacy students from Cairo University attended a Clinical Pharmacy Summer School at the University of Manchester 

Amira Chaudry, emergency care pharmacist at Mid Essex Hospital NHS Trust and Wendy Forster, pharmacy technician based on the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) at Mid Essex Hospital NHS Trust

Improving patient care through ward based dispensing


The impact of introducing ward based dispensing at Mid Essex Hospital Trust

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The curious life of a prison pre-registration trainee

Xinyu (Lisa) Yu describes her experience of completing her pre-registration training in a prison.

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Research event in Wales helps guide pharmacy staff to turn early ideas into research projects


John Harris details how Pharmacy Research Wales is building a community of pharmacy researchers across Wales.

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Supporting black pharmacy students: how can we improve?


Mahendra Patel urges the pharmacy profession to do more for BAME students.

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Want to further your career? Get a mentor

Rajinder Bains explains the benefits having a mentor can have on your pharmacy career.

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