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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

6 FEB 2017By

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

7 NOV 2016By

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

24 OCT 2016By

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

13 SEP 2016By

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

4 JUL 2016By

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

6 JUN 2016By

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. 

Claire Ward, chair of Pharmacy Voice

How Claire Ward helps to give community pharmacy a voiceSubscription

29 MAR 2016By

Claire Ward became the youngest female MP at the age of 24. She tells Emma Page about her career and explains why she now leads community pharmacy as chair of Pharmacy Voice.

Stewart Adams, pictured, discoverer of ibuprofen, talks about why he researched the drug and how he tested it on himself

The man who discovered ibuprofenSubscription

22 FEB 2016By

Ibuprofen is one of the world’s best selling anti-inflammatory painkillers. Its pioneer, Stewart Adams, now 92 years old, tells Julia Robinson about how and why his discovery came to fruition.

Tina Bayuse (pictured) was the first pharmacist ever to work for NASA and now heads a team of four in its own pharmacy at Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas.

How Tina Bayuse became the first pharmacist at NASASubscription

5 FEB 2016By

Tina Bayuse was the first pharmacist ever to work for NASA and now heads a team of four in its own pharmacy at Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas.

Emily Rose (pictured) was announced the winner of ‘I Love My Pharmacist’ 2015. Here she talks about her journey to rheumatology and the patient monitoring pathway that led to her national recognition

How to win national recognition through rheumatologySubscription

8 JAN 2016By

‘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.

Claire Thompson (pictured) has co-founded two pharmaceutical science companies, following a career in the industry spanning over 15 years and has the credentials to be a role model for women in science

Leading the way for women in science as a pharmaceutical entrepreneur Subscription

18 DEC 2015By

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.

Chairman of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society English Pharmacy Board Sandra Gidley, pictured, has had a colourful career as a pharmacist and politician

How I went from working in a community pharmacy to the House of CommonsSubscription

23 NOV 2015By

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.

Jan Smits (pictured) will become the president of the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union in 2016. His thirst for a challenge has led him from his roots in industry to become an entrepreneur, before becoming a board member.

Incoming PGEU president on his plans for leading community pharmacy in EuropeSubscription

1 OCT 2015By

Jan Smits will become the president of the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union in 2016. His thirst for a challenge has led him from his roots in industry to become an entrepreneur, before becoming a board member.

Simon Tweddell (pictured) brought team-based learning to students at the University of Bradford’s School of Pharmacy — and has secured a prize for his radical overhaul of the course.

How pharmacy students are taught in teams Subscription

7 SEP 2015By

Simon Tweddell brought team-based learning to students at the University of Bradford’s School of Pharmacy — and has secured a prize for his radical overhaul of the course.

Rose Marie Parr (pictured), the new chief pharmaceutical officer for Scotland, explains how her career led to the role, what she wants to achieve in the post and her advice for young pharmacists pursuing leadership positions

Taking the reins as Scotland’s chief pharmaceutical officerSubscription

20 JUL 2015By

Rose Marie Parr, the new chief pharmaceutical officer for Scotland, tells Stephen Robinson how her career led to the role, what she wants to achieve in the post and her advice for young pharmacists pursuing leadership positions.

Charles Ebubedike (pictured) conceived the idea for a pharmaceutical company together with classmates on his pharmacy degree course

How a pharmacy student built a global companySubscription

5 JUN 2015By

Charles Ebubedike conceived the idea for a pharmaceutical company together with classmates on his pharmacy degree course. He tells Stephen Robinson how they developed the company into an international business.

Trudi Hilton is a humanitarian aid pharmacist and works in disaster areas and developing countries all over the world

Using medicines knowledge to provide humanitarian aid around the worldSubscription

5 MAY 2015By

After 20 years working in the NHS, Trudi Hilton became a humanitarian aid pharmacist and has since worked in disaster areas and developing countries all over the world. Now she is trying to demonstrate the value of a pharmacist to UK charities that work abroad.

Industry pharmacist Zahid Latif (pictured) is responsible for managing a £100m portfolio of investments supporting pioneering medical and health projects in the UK

Promoting medical innovation as a pharmaceutical scientistSubscription

30 MAR 2015By

Zahid Latif has worked in drug discovery projects across the UK and now leads efforts to promote innovative medical research collaborations between industry and academia.

Margaret Watson, the first pharmacist to receive the Health Foundation’s Improvement Science Fellowship

Conducting research to improve community pharmacy practiceSubscription

16 FEB 2015By

Margaret Watson recently became the first pharmacist to receive the Health Foundation’s Improvement Science Fellowship, which she intends to use to continue her work on improving professional practice in community pharmacies.

David Taylor, pharmacist, academic and one of the top clinical leaders in Britain in 2014

Answering clinical conundrums as a psychiatry research leaderSubscription

19 JAN 2015By

Pharmacist and academic David Taylor, lead author of ‘The Maudsley prescribing guidelines’, was named as one of the top clinical leaders in Britain in 2014. He discusses why he believes pharmacy’s future lies in clinical aspects of care and research.

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