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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.
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.
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?
Patients undergoing gender reassignment can find it difficult to get the medicines they need because of how services are commissioned.
‘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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
How we refurbished a famous London pharmacySubscription
John Bell & Croyden pharmacy, which first opened over 200 years ago and holds the Royal warrant, has just had a £4m makeover.
RPS English Pharmacy Board chair Sandra Gidley has had a colourful career as a pharmacist and politician. Here she tells Emma Page about elections, children and community pharmacy.
Working in pricing at the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee gives Harpreet Chana the opportunity to educate and support pharmacists.
A guide to networking at pharmacy conferencesSubscription
Attending a networking event can be a source of anxiety for pharmacy professionals at any stage of their careers. Finding the right people to talk to and starting conversations can be intimidating, but these are important skills to help your personal and professional development.
The Alternative Pharmacy Careers conference is due to take place on 23 January 2016 at the University of East Anglia. Third-year pharmacy student Sarah Kirk describes how the conference came about.
The pharmacy landscape continues to shift amid a backdrop of austere UK public spending and the rising spectre of centralised dispensing in the community. The Pharmaceutical Journal presents ten developments that affected pharmacists in 2015.