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Bugewa Apampa, pharmacist and one of just 18 black female professors in the UK

How Bugewa Apampa overcame the odds to launch a new pharmacy degreeSubscription

Pharmacist Bugewa Apampa has recently launched a new professional pharmacy degree at the University of Sussex. Here, she tells Julia Robinson about her journey to professorship.

Pharmacist Ana Martinez speaks during the Congress of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)

How Ana Martinez helped tackle the HIV epidemic

Pharmacist Ana Martinez explains how involving pharmacists in HIV clinical trials earned her the highest honour from the International Pharmaceutical Federation.

Roger Knaggs, pharmacist, Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

How a pharmacist made a career in pain and anaesthesiaSubscription

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, head of medicines optimisation at the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

How Sarah Billington helps improve medicines use across EnglandSubscription

Sarah Billington explains why and how she leads medicines optimisation at the Care Quality Commission.

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Female student taking exam

RPS offers support to preregistration students after GPhC reports 41% pass rate Subscription

2 NOV 2016By

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has offered its support to preregistration pharmacists who are struggling to come to terms with their results following the September 2016 registration assessment.

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Pass rate for GPhC assessment drops below 50%

28 OCT 2016

Just 40.8% of trainee pharmacists who sat the registration assessment in September 2016 passed, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has revealed in figures published on 28 October 2016.

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Davina Lau, oncology pharmacist at London Bridge Hospital

My life as an oncology pharmacist in a private hospitalSubscription

Oncology pharmacist Davina Lau describes the intensity of working with patients who are having treatment for cancer.

Vanessa Kingsbury, managing director of Buttercups Training, and Tony Allen, chief executive of apprenticeship and skills consultants at AAS Ltd

How the apprenticeship levy will affect your businessSubscription

The apprenticeship levy is changing and will affect all employers. Vanessa Kingsbury and Tony Allen explain how your business can benefit.

Ross Wardle of Newport Gwent Dragons is tackled by Ulrich Beyers of Zebre

Trying hard: how I tackle my career as a professional rugby player and working as a pharmacist

As a professional rugby player and pharmacist, Ross Wardle fields questions from his colleagues about doping and is concerned about long-term health problems associated with the sport.

Adam Grainger, senior medicines performance pharmacist and special constable for the police

On the beat: my career as a police officer and pharmacistSubscription

Pharmacist Adam Grainger’s first arrest has so far been his most exciting moment as a special constable.

Bav Heer, pharmacist and television presenter holds a clapperboard

Lights, camera, action: my career as a pharmacist and television presenterSubscription

Presenting live television to a global audience in two different languages every morning is a positive stress, says Bav Heer.

Anthony McDavitt, primary care pharmacist and independent prescriber in the Shetland Islands

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.

Pearl D’Souza, airport pharmacist at Gatwick Airport

High emotions, high expectations, high flying: my life as an airport pharmacistSubscription

Working in an airport means doing shifts at odd times, running travel clinics and dispensing medicines against the clock, explains Pearl D’Souza.

Jonathon Clarke, pharmacist, entrepreneur and co-founder of Locate a Locum

How locum pharmacy work inspired me to build my own businessSubscription

Pharmacist and entrepreneur Jonathon Clarke explains what led him to create his own business — and why he didn’t give up.

Jerry Fahrni, consultant in pharmacy informatics

Technology and pharmacy: my role as a pharmacist in informaticsSubscription

Pharmacy informatics involves working with new technology, automation and information systems.

Andrew Sturrock

How I encourage patients to take part in research in GP practicesSubscription

As a clinical research pharmacist in a GP practice, Andrew Sturrock’s first project will be looking at the development of diabetes.

Owen Wood works as a ‘flying’ pharmacist for Médicins San Frontières (MSF)

What I do as a flying pharmacist in Democratic Republic of CongoSubscription

As a pharmacist working for an international charity, Owen Wood shares his knowledge of mass vaccination and medicines procurement.

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Headaches in children: an unmet need

Pharmacist Christine Glover discusses the need for greater awareness and better management of paediatric headache in community pharmacy.

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Doctor and trainee with a patient

Placements for pharmacy students and trainees in GP practices and primary careSubscription

Preregistration trainees can now take advantage of opportunities in primary care. Gareth Malson finds out more.

Sallianne Kavanagh, a pharmacist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Practical ways pharmacists can gain leadership skillsSubscription

Sasa Jankovic takes a practical look at how pharmacists can seek opportunities to develop their leadership skills.

A candidate during an interview talks with the interviewees

Seven of the hardest pharmacy interview questions and how to answer themSubscription

Some questions asked in job interviews can be a challenge, even for an experienced pharmacist. What are prospective employers hoping to find out from the trickiest questions and how should you tackle them?

Close up of person signing a resignation letter

How pharmacists can resign in the best way possibleSubscription

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.

An enteral feeding tube inserted into a newborn premature baby

Pharmacy technical services: what it involves and who can work in this areaSubscription

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.

Members of the Team Up is a volunteering programme

Why pharmacy students should volunteer with Team UpSubscription

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.

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Pharmacy in the UK: a perspective from Hong Kong

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Choy Tsun Ho and Ho Wing Hei Phoebe, two undergraduate pharmacy students from Hong Kong, describe their experiences of UK pharmacy during an exchange programme in 2016.

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Special report

World AIDS Day

Great progress has been made in many countries to tackle the HIV epidemic. A newly diagnosed patient with access to the latest antiretroviral therapy (ART) can hope to have a normal life expectancy. Yet, over 30 years since the emergence of the virus, and 28 years since the first World’s AIDS Day, much more needs to done to bring these advances to developing countries and to reach groups at high risk of HIV transmission.

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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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