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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The media is a highly competitive industry and perhaps one that most pharmacists would not have considered exploring as a career option. However, there are many pharmacists who work in publishing.
Jennifer Richardson finds out what type of professionals work in pharmacy procurement and why it may be a more interesting career option than you think.
Preregistration trainees can now take advantage of opportunities in primary care. Gareth Malson finds out more.
Sasa Jankovic takes a practical look at how pharmacists can seek opportunities to develop their leadership skills.
Some questions asked in job interviews can be a challenge, even for an experienced pharmacist. What are prospective employers hoping to find out from the trickiest questions and how should you tackle them?
Resigning can be an awkward experience but it does not mean you have to sever all ties with your current employer. Steve Hemsley finds out the best way to handle your resignation.
Pharmacy technical services include aseptic dispensing and preparation, production, radiopharmacy and quality assurance and control. Jennifer Richardson finds out why the role is so vital and rewarding.
Team Up is a volunteering programme that partners trainee and student healthcare professionals with organisations that help disadvantaged communities. Here, four pharmacy students talk about the projects they participated in.
Structured training for community pharmacy staffSubscription
Finding the time and money to train pharmacists and pharmacy team members is not easy but there are business advantages of having well-trained staff, including a more knowledgeable and productive workforce.
Nadia Bukhari and Harsha Parmar provide tips for preregistration trainees sitting the registration assessment in its new format.
The first pharmacists are about to start work under a new pharmacists in GP practices scheme. What do existing practice pharmacists do and how will the new roles differ?
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