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Ade Williams, UK Community Pharmacist and Manager of the year 2017, says "Nothing beats knowing that you have contributed positively to a patient's life."

My life as superintendent pharmacist of a healthy living pharmacy and multi-award winner

Individual success hinges on the collective professionalism and competence of a team, says Ade Williams

Peter Bettles

How to get your foot in the door with foot careSubscription

In this Q&A — as part of a campaign by The Pharmaceutical Journal and RB — Peter Bettles explains how his pharmacy-based foot clinic meets his patients’ needs while boosting business.

James Andrews, national quality pharmacist, Virgin Care.

How I support community health services as a national quality pharmacistSubscription

The opportunities for pharmacists within the community services sector are huge, says James Andrews.

Nick Thayer, pharmacy services lead for Well

What I do as pharmacy services lead for an independent pharmacy business

Nick Thayer has always been vocal about the value and importance of local pharmacy services. Here, he describes how he is leading their development to ensure that community pharmacy remains a priority.

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.

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Identifying screen-dry eye in your customers with the Optrex Blink Test

See if your patients have signs of dry eye with the Optrex Blink Test — a valuable tool that pharmacists and pharmacy teams can use to screen customers right there in the community pharmacy.

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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.

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.

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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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Special report

Eliminating hepatitis

Friday 28 July marks the World Health Organization's (WHO) World Hepatitis Day — an opportunity "to add momentum to all efforts to all efforts to implement the WHO's global health sector strategy on hepatitis for 2016–2021 and help countries achieve the final goal — to eliminate hepatitis." Read The Pharmaceutical Journal's on tackling this group of diseases.

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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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