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Helen Pinney details a typical day as a senior primary care pharmacy technician.
Lisa Smith details a typical day as a paediatric palliative care pharmacy technician at Children’s Hospices Across Scotland.
The right frame of mindSubscription
Steve Hemsley speaks to Asta Prajapati, the first mental health pharmacist to be awarded £350,000 to develop a medication adherence tool for patients with bipolar disorder.
Julia Whettam details a typical day as a senior pharmacist at the North West Ambulance Service clinical hub.
A day in the life of a GP pharmacistSubscription
Shivani Patel details a typical day as a newly registered GP pharmacist.
From pharmacist to patient to researcherSubscription
Lisa Jamieson’s self diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome came years after she first became unwell. Here she tells Julia Robinson how she discovered the link between her seemingly unrelated symptoms, and how her research is raising awareness of the connective tissue disorder.
How pharmacist Nikki Holmes helps mental health patients on their journey from high secure services to recoverySubscription
Nikki Holmes is head of pharmacy for forensic services at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, as well as immediate past president of the College of Mental Health Pharmacy. Here she talks to Julia Robinson about forensic mental health, how she entered the field and why she could never go back to “normal” pharmacy.
Twenty years after registering as a pharmacist, Karen Baxter, director of content strategy for Pharmaceutical Press, reflects on her move into publishing and shares some advice for others considering a similar career change.
There is still much work to do to reduce disparities in registration assessment results, but the General Pharmaceutical Council’s efforts should hopefully be a move in the right direction.
A minute in the company of one of the most senior pharmacy technicians at NHS England.
A minute in the company of the academic, pharmacy education advocate and chair of the 2018 FIP World Congress host committee.
Graham Stretch: biking, climbing and power toolsSubscription
A minute in the company of the multi-award winning primary care pharmacist.
A minute in the company of the National Pharmacy Association’s director of pharmacy.
A minute in the company of the pharmacist and academic.
A minute in the company of the social media educational video creator.
A minute in the company of the pharmacy owner and National Pharmacy Association board member.
Training pharmacists in travel healthSubscription
Pharmacist and pharmacy services manager at Hibernian Healthcare, Nadira Callachand, has developed an e-learning travel health vaccination programme for pharmacists, soon to be launched in the UK.
Words from the wise: tips for new pharmacistsSubscription
The Salvadore asked experienced pharmacists on Twitter to give their advice to recently qualified pharmacists starting their new jobs in August 2018 using the hashtag #tipsfornewpharmacists. Here are some of the best responses.
GP pharmacist contracts: to sign or not to sign?Subscription
Pharmacists give advice to a colleague who has discovered something disturbing in the small print of their contract.
Care homes have been described as ‘healthcare black holes’, so why should pharmacy professionals work in one? Steve Hemsley discusses the opportunities and challenges.
National recruitment to preregistration placements in England and Wales has been conducted through a computerised recruitment tool called ‘Oriel’ for the second consecutive year.
In these difficult times of limited resources, funding cuts, lower profits and reductions in staff, it may have been some time since you have had a pay increase or even considered requesting one — but that does not mean you do not deserve one.
Newly qualified pharmacists Abida Begum and Urvasi Patel share their eight tips for tackling the calculations paper in the GPhC registration assessment.
Steve Hemsley describes how pharmacy professionals can optimise the use of social media to develop and grow their career or business.
Steve Hemsley reports on the latest advancements in health technology, how they will affect the careers of pharmacy professionals, and why new technologies should be embraced in order to win the race for relevance.
With applications for the 2018 Chief Pharmaceutical Officer’s Clinical Fellow Scheme closing on 9 April, pharmacists in the UK are encouraged to consider this unique opportunity to expand their professional skills
From the shop floor to the glass ceilingSubscription
The significance of gender inequality in pharmacy and its potential impact on the careers of female pharmacists.
Pharmacy conferences: to attend or not attend?Subscription
Pharmacy conferences can be a good way to deepen your connection to pharmacy but it is important to be selective
The evolution of the critical care pharmacist — from lone practitioner to integral multidisciplinary team member.
Supporting the supporterSubscription
With ever increasing stressors placed on the healthcare sector, it is important that pharmacy professionals are able to look after their own health and wellbeing. But who can pharmacy professionals turn to when they are the ones in need of support?
Technology enables better healthcare, so it comes as no surprise that many pharmacists are dedicating their careers to developing digital solutions to optimise patient health outcomes.
A large number of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are currently working in various capacities in the Defence Medical Services, safeguarding the health of our military personnel. Saša Jankovic discovers what opportunities and challenges face pharmacy staff in the DMS.
The medicines management team: a sustainable approach to pharmacist and GP collaborationSubscription
Steve Hemsley explains how pharmacists in Bay Medical Group’s Medicines Management Team have become instrumental in easing the burden of GP shortages in Lancashire.
Changes to the apprenticeship levy in England came into force in April 2017, meaning that regardless of the size of your pharmacy business, the apprenticeship programme should be seen as an opportunity to strengthen your workforce. Vanessa Kingsbury and Nick Marler explain what these changes mean and how the pharmacy team can make the most of them.
You have been successful in your application for a summer placement, but now what? In this article, Karen Gunnell and Kerry Neville discuss what to do and what not to do before, during, and after a placement, and how to get the most out of the experience.
Pharmacy is too often left out of the media conversation on key healthcare issues, so it is important to strengthen our presence across all sectors, through both mainstream and social media. Gareth Malson explores how media training benefits both pharmacists and pharmacy.
The relationship between community pharmacy and general practice has undergone significant changes over recent years, from a transactional one to that of co-managing the care of patients. However, these changes have brought new challenges. Saša Jankovic reports.
Pharmacy students from Cairo University attended a Clinical Pharmacy Summer School at the University of Manchester
Xinyu (Lisa) Yu describes her experience of completing her pre-registration training in a prison.
Mahendra Patel urges the pharmacy profession to do more for BAME students.
Queen’s University Belfast School of Pharmacy have formed a student-led mental health and well-being team to help safeguard the health of every student.
Aamer Safdar describes the preregistration experience which defined the rest of his career
Junel Ahmed, recently elected British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association president, speaks about his pharmacy journey, why he chose to run for president and his hopes for the future.
Marc Krishek from North East London Local Pharmaceutical Committee highlights the benefits of pharmacies taking on an apprentice and how Local Pharmaceutical Committees can help.