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Claire Ward became the youngest female MP at the age of 24. She tells Emma Page about her career and explains why she now leads community pharmacy as chair of Pharmacy Voice.
The man who discovered ibuprofenSubscription
Ibuprofen is one of the world’s best selling anti-inflammatory painkillers. Its pioneer, Stewart Adams, now 92 years old, tells Julia Robinson about how and why his discovery came to fruition.
Tina Bayuse was the first pharmacist ever to work for NASA and now heads a team of four in its own pharmacy at Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas.
‘I Love My Pharmacist’ winner Emily Rose has saved the NHS £200,000 as a result of her new patient monitoring pathway. Here she tells Julia Robinson how she accidently fell into rheumatology, and why she intends on rolling the service out to other departments.
Serial entrepreneur Claire Thompson recently secured the Royal Pharmaceutical Society commendation for pharmaceutical science. Here, she talks to Emma Page about business, women in science and football.
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.
My role as a pharmacist at the Rio 2016 OlympicsSubscription
Finding out an athlete has been cheating by taking banned substances is the hardest part of being a pharmacist at the Olympic Games, says Mark Stuart.
How I help bring new drugs to patients in EuropeSubscription
Bringing new drugs to market in Europe keeps pharmacist Marion Westwood on her toes.
Carmel Copeland is the senior clinical pharmacist for care homes at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust (NHCT).
Being a consultant pharmacist in anticoagulation is varied and exciting, but supporting patients is still the highlight of the job, says Sharron Gordon.
How to make a successful RPS Faculty applicationSubscription
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Faculty recognises pharmacists for their professional achievements. Faculty assessor and journalist Asha Fowells explains what is involved when applying for membership.
Patients undergoing gender reassignment can find it difficult to get the medicines they need because of how services are commissioned.
Pharmacy professionals have to complete continuing professional development (CPD) activities as a requirement to remain on the pharmacy register. How can they best capitalise on these opportunities for learning?
After discovering Twitter, Mr Dispenser started a blog on community pharmacy — which eventually became a book.
Practising veterinary pharmacy offers flexibility and creativity that the traditional sectors do not, writes Rob Morris.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society Faculty offers the opportunity for pharmacists to seek professional recognition. Gareth Malson investigates what membership means in terms of employability and pay.
‘Basic bootcamp training’ is how Northern Ireland agency Locate a Locum Now describes the preregistration training year that all graduate students must undergo in order to register as a pharmacist.
Many community pharmacists will go on to be owners and managers of their own pharmacies. But what qualities should a pharmacist have to be a successful entrepreneur?
Proposals for a five-year pharmacy degree – where preregistration training is integrated into undergraduate education – have been discussed since 2011. But how is the programme working in universities that already offer it?
Many employee community pharmacists dream of owning their own pharmacy — so what’s the best way of making this happen? Steve Hemsley weighs up the pros and cons.
The value of team building for pharmacy staffSubscription
Strong, united teams that work efficiently and collaboratively to achieve common objectives is the goal for any organisation. But can team building help pharmacy teams work better together?
Community pharmacies are seen as healthcare clinics by the public but also need to be profitable in order to be viable. Is there a conflict between these two requirements, or can they operate in tandem?
Get started with research in community pharmacySubscription
Carrying out research may be a daunting prospect for busy community pharmacists. But getting involved can boost your clinical skills, widen your contact network and help change practice, finds Ross Ferguson.
Nadia Bukhari and Harsha Parmar provide tips for preregistration trainees sitting the registration assessment in its new format.