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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.

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.

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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.

Rachel Macdonald, professional services pharmacist for PCT Healthcare Ltd

How Rachel Macdonald got involved in research in a community pharmacySubscription

Rachel Macdonald, professional services pharmacist for PCT Healthcare Ltd, recently participated in the Salford Lung Study in community pharmacy.

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.

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Sophie Riddell with a client

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?

Professor speaks with students in a laboratory

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.

Call centre desks

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.

Calligraphy by Mark Borthwick

How your hobbies can boost your careerSubscription

Steve Hemsley investigates the interesting hobbies of pharmacists and how the skills they gain translate into career skills.

Lecturer in classroom full of students

How pharmacists can get into a career in academia

A career in academia means the opportunity to publish research and support future members of the profession, while often still retaining the ability to practise pharmacy. Steve Hemsley finds out how pharmacists can get started in the sector.

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Sign at the building entrance of Shanghai General Hospital

My pharmacy summer placement in Shanghai, China

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

Hospital pharmacy oncology rotation through the eyes of a junior resident pharmacist

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Baguiasri Mandane shares her experience and what she learnt on her oncology rotation at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Pre-registration training in a CCG: a tutor's perspective

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Medicines optimisation pharmacist Benjamin Garner supervised the first pharmacy pre-registration trainee who undertook six months’ training at Leeds South and East Clinical Commissioning Group.

A split pre-registration placement: at the CCG

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Catherine Mak was the first pharmacy pre-registration trainee to split her training between Leeds South and East Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Here, she discusses her time at the CCG.

A split pre-registration year: in the hospital

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Catherine Mak was the first pharmacy pre-registration trainee to split her training between Leeds South and East Clinical Commissioning Group and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Here, she discusses her time in the hospital.

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Special report

RPS National Pharmacy Board Elections 2017

During May 2017, members and fellows of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) will vote to elect candidates to the National Pharmacy Board. Read letters from the hopefuls on this special election page. Voting opens 4 May.

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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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