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Roger Knaggs is the first pharmacist to be appointed as a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He tells Julia Robinson about his journey into pharmacy and pain management.
Sarah Billington explains why and how she leads medicines optimisation at the Care Quality Commission.
Law and pharmacy: a dual careerSubscription
Richard Hough is a partner at Brabners LLP, a commercial law firm in north west England, where he established a specialist pharmacy law team. He has been also a pharmacist for 26 years, a role which he says sets him apart from nearly every other legal adviser.
The pass rate for candidates who took the revamped registration assessment for new pharmacists in June 2016 is the highest it’s been for four years, the General Pharmaceutical Council has revealed.
Sheep, supply issues and the Shetland Islands: my life as a pharmacist in rural ScotlandSubscription
Working over 100 miles off the coast of Scotland presents unique challenges and requires health practitioners such as Anthony McDavitt to have generalist skills.
Working in an airport means doing shifts at odd times, running travel clinics and dispensing medicines against the clock, explains Pearl D’Souza.
Pharmacist and entrepreneur Jonathon Clarke explains what led him to create his own business — and why he didn’t give up.
Pharmacy informatics involves working with new technology, automation and information systems.
As a clinical research pharmacist in a GP practice, Andrew Sturrock’s first project will be looking at the development of diabetes.
As a pharmacist working for an international charity, Owen Wood shares his knowledge of mass vaccination and medicines procurement.
What I do as a pharmacist expert witnessSubscription
Advising a solicitor about a drink driving case led Graham Mould to become a pharmacist expert witness.
What makes my community pharmacy specialSubscription
Being a community pharmacy owner and an independent prescriber enables professional autonomy for pharmacists, writes Bernadette Brown.
What I learnt in a year as a scholar at the National Institute for Health and Care ExcellenceSubscription
Neetu Bansal is looking into how pharmacists can support the recovery of patients with colorectal disease as part of a project for her National Institute for Health and Care Excellence scholarship.
What my career in radiopharmacy involvesSubscription
Radiopharmacy involves the manufacture of sterile radioactive medicines which are used as part of nuclear medicine studies.
What I do as a pharmacist in the prison serviceSubscription
An interest in substance misuse led pharmacist Christine Rowlands to work in Health and Justice services.
The only GSL heartburn medication to provide all day and night relief with just one pill a day.
Resigning can be an awkward experience but it does not mean you have to sever all ties with your current employer. Steve Hemsley finds out the best way to handle your resignation.
Pharmacy technical services include aseptic dispensing and preparation, production, radiopharmacy and quality assurance and control. Jennifer Richardson finds out why the role is so vital and rewarding.
Team Up is a volunteering programme that partners trainee and student healthcare professionals with organisations that help disadvantaged communities. Here, four pharmacy students talk about the projects they participated in.
Structured training for community pharmacy staffSubscription
Finding the time and money to train pharmacists and pharmacy team members is not easy but there are business advantages of having well-trained staff, including a more knowledgeable and productive workforce.
Nadia Bukhari and Harsha Parmar provide tips for preregistration trainees sitting the registration assessment in its new format.
The first pharmacists are about to start work under a new pharmacists in GP practices scheme. What do existing practice pharmacists do and how will the new roles differ?
Every day, week and month in the UK there is an attempt to raise awareness or money for one cause or another – from ‘Love your liver’ throughout January to ‘Anger awareness week’ in December. How can pharmacists use these events to make a profit and promote their services?
Healthcare students at the University of Manchester have set up a society to improve inter-professional learning. Pharmacy student Linda Owens describes its most popular event, the clinical skills evening.