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William Wake, pharmacist

How pharmacist William Wake's time in the Royal Navy during the Second World War influenced his careerSubscription

Pharmacist William Wake received the highest French order for military and civil merits at the end of 2016. Julia Robinson finds out more about his time in the navy during the Second World War and his career in pharmacy.

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Viv Horton, neurosciences pharmacist

What neuroscience pharmacist Viv Horton does for movement disorder and Parkinson's servicesSubscription

As a neuroscience pharmacist, Viv Horton sees patients in a movement disorder clinic and Parkinson’s Advanced Symptom Unit, and delivers ward-based medicines optimisation services covering neurology, neurosurgery, neurorehabilitation and stroke services.

John Bentley, pharmacist, People’s Pharmacy, Hamilton, Bermuda

Bermuda short: my role as a pharmacist in an overseas territorySubscription

As a British overseas territory located around 600 miles off the coast of the United States, Bermuda’s lack of a national healthcare system and borrowed legislation present unique challenges. John Bentley decribes his role and the benefits of island life.

Helena Pickin, deputy chief pharmacist & National Institute of Health & Care Excellence (NICE) medicines & prescribing associate at Defence Medical Services Whittington, Ministry of Defence

My life as a civilian pharmacist working for the Ministry of DefenceSubscription

As pharmacist lead for medicines optimisation across Defence Medical Services, Helena Pickin ensures high-quality, cost-effective prescribing in the UK and overseas. Here, she explains why and how she embarked on a career with the Ministry of Defence.

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 tutorSubscription

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.

Dr Rania Hallaq, holistic assessment and rapid investigation (HARI) clinical pharmacist

What Rania Hallaq does as a holistic assessment and rapid investigation clinical pharmacist

The multidisciplinary holistic assessment and rapid investigation team assesses, investigates and treats referred patients with multiple complex medical and rehabilitation needs. Clinical pharmacist Rania Hallaq talks about the demands of running a clinic, problem-solving and managing complex patients.

Sini Eskola, regulatory affairs director at the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)

What pharmacist Sini Eskola does at the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)Subscription

Forming a view on complicated matters, involving legislation and policy, which influence many parts of pharmaceutical industry businesses, is an important challenge, says Sini Eskola.

John Mowat, multi-site pharmacy manager for LloydsPharmacy and lead pharmacist based in the Carleton Clinic, a mental health hospital in Carlisle

My life as a mental health pharmacist in a specialist hospital

As a multi-site pharmacy manager for LloydsPharmacy and lead pharmacist based in the Carleton Clinic, a mental health hospital in Carlisle, John Mowat talks about his career and role in providing the medication supply service for Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust.

Roger Humbles, community pharmacist and owner of Fourway Pharmacy

How a community pharmacy owner became the face of a media campaignSubscription

As a community pharmacist, Roger Humbles is aware of the increased levels of illness, deaths and pressure on the NHS in winter. Here, he talks about publicity and running his own pharmacy.

Annie Pannelay, principal consultant for healthcare practice at the Economist Intelligence Unit

What pharmacist Annie Pannelay does as a consultant for a media companySubscription

Annie Pannelay works in the healthcare practice of the Economist Intelligence Unit — as a pharmacist, not a journalist.

Iqbal Mohammed

Heading for Hollywood: how community pharmacist Iqbal Mohammed ended up screening his films across the worldSubscription

Balancing working as a pharmacist with writing, directing and producing films means finding time can be a challenge, says Iqbal Mohammed.

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Many of us are aware of the importance of looking after ourselves physically, but how many of us allocate time to looking after our mental health?

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From pharmacy technician to pharmacistSubscription

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.

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

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

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How pharmacists can become aesthetic practitionersSubscription

As demand for non-surgical cosmetic procedures increases, Saša Jankovic finds out about training requirements and industry regulation, and looks at the benefits pharmacists can provide patients by offering these services.

Pharmacist working at a hospital pharmacy in South London

What pharmacy students and trainees can expect from placements in hospital pharmacySubscription

Many pharmacy students seek placements in hospital pharmacies to help them decide on their future career path. But what are these placements likely to entail?

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The role of academic pharmacists in science and research

A career in academia allows pharmacists to conduct research and work in the cutting edge of pharmaceutical science. Here, Steve Hemsley speaks to academic pharmacists to find out more about what such roles involve.

Members of the team at Warman-Freed pharmacy

How pharmacists can boost sales of over-the-counter medicinesSubscription

Joanna Mills, consumer and influencer insight manager at specialist over-the-counter pharmaceutical company Perrigo, uses examples from Warman-Freed pharmacy in London to explain how pharmacists can increase their sales of non-prescription products.

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What pharmacists do at NHS 111Subscription

Saša Jankovic finds out how pharmacists play an integral role at the non-emergency medical helpline for England and Scotland.

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Pharmacy students at Cardiff School of Pharmacy

Introducing students to telehealth via a novel online placement


Undergraduate pharmacy students are learning to engage with telehealth activities to prepare them for their future career.

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My pharmacy summer placement in Shanghai, China


Shane Kailla describes his experience of pharmacy practice in Shanghai, China, during his 2016 summer placement.

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Eye Care Trust

Helping Britain see better

Vision really matters. Sight is the sense people fear losing the most, yet many of us don’t know how to look after our eyes – National Eye Health Week aims to change all that!

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A reference you need

Registration Exam Questions IV

Registration Exam Questions IV helps pharmacy trainees to revise for their GPhC registration assessment with a comprehensive bank of questions on a range of topics likely to be covered in the exam.

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