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CLUSTER 5. Education, Training and Development

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    Peer discussion to become pharmacy's proof of professionalism Subscription

    This is the first in a series of in-depth articles The Pharmaceutical Journal will be running on revalidation. The General Pharmaceutical Council is currently evaluating responses to its consultation on the new proposals, which closed on 17 July 2017. In this article, we examine those proposals in detail and explain what they will mean for pharmacists. In future articles we plan to focus on topics including implementation, obstacles and challenges and the ongoing development ...

  • Clinician check a man's foot using a mirror

    The diabetic foot

    Diabetes-related foot problems are common, and negatively impact patients’ quality of life, so it is important that pharmacists are aware of symptoms and the relevant care pathways for these patients to ensure they receive the best care and education regarding how to manage their condition. Produced in partnership with RB.

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    What the changes to the apprenticeship levy mean for pharmacy Subscription

    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.

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    How to get the most from your summer placement

    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.

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    Why pharmacists need advanced practice specialist residences: the UK–Australia story Subscription

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has signed a partnership agreement with the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, a national professional membership body in Australia representing over 4,500 pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacists in training working in Australia’s hospitals and other clinical healthcare settings.

  • Simon Harris, head of education and training at Green Light Campus, community pharmacist and preregistration training manager at Green Light Pharmacy

    What I do as an education and training lead and tutor Subscription

    Simon Harris describes his experience in developing and delivering a range of education programmes for pharmacy professionals, as well as the reasons why he became a tutor, and the benefits this has brought to his career.

  • Road with a three-way sign painted on pavement

    From pharmacy technician to pharmacist Subscription

    There is no easy career path for pharmacy technicians who want to become pharmacists. Steve Hemsley finds out more about the process and how some technicians have made it work.

  • Diagram showing different pharmacy organisations in the UK and who they represent

    Pharmacy organisations in the UK: a complicated web Subscription

    Pharmacy is a diverse profession and this is reflected in the wide variety of organisations that can represent the interests of pharmacists, pharmacy owners, trainees and students. 

  • Woman working in a factory of the pharmaceutical industry

    What pharmacy trainees can expect from a preregistration year in the pharmaceutical industry Subscription

    Gareth Malson explores the opportunities available in the pharmaceutical industry for preregistration trainees, and how they can secure placements in the sector.

  • Students in class

    Medical-school Prescribing Safety Assessment could be taken by pharmacists Subscription

    Pharmacist prescribers are as competent as medical students when it comes to safe prescribing, pilot study shows.

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