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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.

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.

Richard Hough is a partner at Brabners LLP and a pharmacist

Law and pharmacy: a dual careerSubscription

Richard Hough is a partner at Brabners LLP, a commercial law firm in north west England, where he established a specialist pharmacy law team. He has been also a pharmacist for 26 years, a role which he says sets him apart from nearly every other legal adviser. 

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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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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.

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.

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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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The importance of improving GP and community pharmacy relationsSubscription

The relationship between community pharmacy and general practice has undergone significant changes over recent years, from a transactional one to that of co-managing the care of patients. However, these changes have brought new challenges. Saša Jankovic reports.

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Setting up a pharmacy provider company to win tenders for new services

With public health bodies and clinical commissioning groups now seeking single organisations to manage local services, Steve Hemsley examines the benefits for community pharmacists and pharmacies when creating pharmacy provider companies to tender for new services, as well as the risks and challenges posed by this new approach. 

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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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RPS annual conference 2017

The 2017 RPS Annual Conference (3–4 September 2017 at the The Vox, Birmingham) focuses on the reality of healthcare change; health challenges of our time; career development and progression; and learning.

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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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