Shanza Khan describes her experience of completing a pharmacy placement with the Argyle Health Group.
We are already rethinking our training plans because of short-sighted cuts to preregistration funding
With nonsensical changes to preregistration pharmacist funding, we will struggle to train enough pharmacists to fill expanded roles of today, let alone of the future.
Kweku Bimpong, fourth year pharmacy student and publications officer for the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association, gives his view on how ethnicity impacts students from minority ethnic backgrounds.
Pharmacist Mansi Shah has developed the first independent community medicines optimisation service in India, but it has not been without its challenges.
In February 2019, The Salvadore is celebrating pharmacists’ contribution to improving medicines safety in the UK.
Zahra Mahomed details how she prepared herself for life as a registered pharmacist.
The Northern Ireland Centre for Pharmacy Learning and Development have a created a foundation programme specifically for community pharmacists.
This year, articles exploring pharmacy’s role in antimicrobial stewardship, as well as original research articles on integrated pharmacy services and medicines optimisation in care homes, feature among the most popular.
Features can be timeless articles on an aspect of drug development, pharmacy practice or medicines optimisation, or topical pieces that delve further into news stories to give context and analysis. It has been an interesting year in pharmacy, from the rescheduling of cannabis to the patent expiry of the NHS’s most costly drug, and the magazine’s features section reflects this, and much more.
Pharmacy student Evelyn Andrews describes how shadowing students in a podiatry clinic has changed her perceptions of the role.
With the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) due to come into force in February 2019 (with the caveat of a Brexit deal, of course), it’s no surprise that our infographic explaining how FMD will work was the most read of those published in 2018. Other topics that made it to the top five include medical cannabis and our salary and satisfaction survey.
In 2018, our most popular research briefings covered new areas of research that have been particularly topical this year — including medical cannabis, new antibiotics and e-cigarettes — as well as areas that have long been of interest to pharmacists, such as pain management and adherence.
Access to medicines has been a big theme for 2018 — from new legal access to medical cannabis treatment options, to fears that price hikes and Brexit are jeopardising the supply of medicines to patients who are already dependent on them.
With nearly 2 million page views in 2018, our learning section has gone from strength to strength this year and has seen a 20.5% increase in page views compared with 2017.
It’s been a busy year for the SalvaDore (RPS). The Society co-hosted the 2018 International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Congress, which saw more than 3,000 delegates from 107 countries gather in Glasgow during 2–6 September. The Society used the congress to launch its professional development core curriculum, the product of five years’ work to help support pharmacists through their career development.
Julia Robinson summarises the pertinent themes discussed during The Salvadore’s Twitter chat held on Wednesday 12 December 2018.
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.
Final year pharmacy student Mahamoud Ali shares his concerns over fewer numbers of preregistration placements available compared to trainees.
As a community pharmacist, Sean Quay recognised that he could be doing more to support his patients affected by mental illness.
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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