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Karen Baxter is director of content strategy for The Pharmaceutical Press (PhP)

How Karen Baxter's career evolved from clinical pharmacy to content strategy Subscription

Twenty years after registering as a pharmacist, Karen Baxter, director of content strategy for Pharmaceutical Press, reflects on her move into publishing and shares some advice for others considering a similar career change.

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.

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.

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Autumn registration assessment pass rate up on last year

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The pass rate for the registration assessment in September 2017 is more than 17 percentage points higher than last autumn, according to results released by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

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Hannah Le internal audit manager GSK Global

Managing risk and protecting patient safety as an internal audit manager for GSK GlobalSubscription

The career opportunities for pharmacists in industry are extensive says Hannah Le. Keep an open mind and don’t limit yourself — you might discover the career you always wanted, but never knew existed.

Sarah Cavanagh, acting director of East Anglia Regional Medicines Information Service for Ipswich Hospital

Providing medicines information to the massesSubscription

Sarah Cavanagh, acting director of East Anglia Regional Medicines Information Service for Ipswich Hospital, looks back on her career and her work with a Tropical Health and Education Trust programme supporting training of health workers and capacity building in Mozambique

Cathy Cooke, pharmacy manager at Emerson’s Green NHS Treatment Centre

How I balance clinical and managerial support as pharmacy manager for an NHS Treatment CentreSubscription

We pharmacists need to make ourselves indispensable. Although medicines are everyone’s business, we are the experts, says Cathy Cooke.

Jas Khambh is a national pharmacy advisor to NHS RightCare, Medical Directorate, NHS England

How I work to improve patient health outcomes at a national level at NHS RightCareSubscription

Working on areas of healthcare where there is true innovation and value can be challenging but is also rewarding, says Jas Khambh.

Sarah Marshall, teaching fellow in global health and course leader for the Global Pharmacy MSc at Brighton and Sussex Medical School

From Brighton to Oman: my journey to establish pharmacy globallySubscription

The pharmacy workforce is an investment not a cost, says Sarah Marshall.

Amit Dhand, best selling crime author and pharmacist

Fact or fiction? My career as a pharmacist and best-selling authorSubscription

The world of pharmacy has changed so much in recent years, but is still misunderstood by the media, says Amit Dhand.

Rocco Hadland, heart failure specialist pharmacist at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

My journey from analytical chemist to heart failure specialist pharmacist

Helping patients to make sense of a serious and complex long-term condition is the most interesting part of my role, says Rocco Hadland.

Adedayo Titiloye, regional development manager in Manchester for Well

How I support pharmacists and community pharmacy teams in my role as regional development managerSubscription

Collaborative working and sharing best practice ideas with other healthcare professionals are vital to achieving excellence in customer care, says Adedayo Titiloye

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.

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Implementing online fax technology in the pharmacy

Pharmacies deal with a large volume of patient prescriptions via fax on a daily basis. In order to provide good service and compete with other pharmacies effectively, staff members must be able to process prescriptions quickly and accurately, as well as resolve queries in a timely manner. Unfortunately, this can be a significant issue due to outdated and bulky fax technology that is prone to malfunction, security risks, and unnecessary expenses.

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What the changes to the apprenticeship levy mean for pharmacySubscription

Changes to the apprenticeship levy in England came into force in April 2017, meaning that regardless of the size of your pharmacy business, the apprenticeship programme should be seen as an opportunity to strengthen your workforce. Vanessa Kingsbury and Nick Marler explain what these changes mean and how the pharmacy team can make the most of them.

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How to get the most from your summer placement

You have been successful in your application for a summer placement, but now what? In this article, Karen Gunnell and Kerry Neville discuss what to do and what not to do before, during, and after a placement, and how to get the most out of the experience.

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Media training and media-facing roles in pharmacySubscription

Pharmacy is too often left out of the media conversation on key healthcare issues, so it is important to strengthen our presence across all sectors, through both mainstream and social media. Gareth Malson explores how media training benefits both pharmacists and pharmacy.

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Making the most out of your preregistration year: A hospital trainee’s thoughts

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Recently registered pharmacist Sean Quay shares insight into his year as a hospital preregistration trainee.

Tina Chung (left) and Kwok Bun To are two of the first batch of students to complete the fully accredited five-year integrated Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) degree

Merging theory with practice: the five-year integrated Master of Pharmacy degree

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Tina Chung and Kwok Bun To describe their experience of being one of the first students to graduate from the University of Nottingham’s integrated Master of Pharmacy degree.

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In hindsight: reflections on the GPhC preregistration assessment

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Newly registered pharmacist Sean Quay reflects on his experience of this year’s General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) preregistration assessment.

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Mind the gap between your clinical perspective and the patient’s perspective

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Newly registered pharmacist Piruntha Palarasa describes how incorporating health coaching techniques into her practice has enhanced the patient consultation experience for both her and her patients.

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Antibiotic resistance: a fragile defence

Around 25,000 people die in the European Union each year from infections resistant to antibiotics. Third-generation cephalosporins are often useless against common bacteria like Escherichia coli, and fluoroquinolones are no longer the treatment of choice for gonorrhoea because resistance has become widespread. Find out more in The Pharmaceutical Journal's special report.

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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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