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Pharmacy practice and profession blog

Why research is for everyone

Posted by: Baguiasri MandaneTue, 17 Oct 2017

In the blog ‘Interning at the National Institute for Health Research’ (NIHR), we touched on the vision, mission and aims of the NIHR alongside the role of the research nurses. Here, we explore why and how pharmacists can get involved in promoting research to patients and the wider public.

Why research is for everyone

Posted by: Bejal GosaiTue, 17 Oct 2017

In the blog ‘Interning at the National Institute for Health Research’ (NIHR), we touched on the vision, mission and aims of the NIHR alongside the role of the research nurses. Here, we explore why and how pharmacists can get involved in promoting research to patients and the wider public.

Liberal Democrat conference – a very personal reflection

Posted by: Sandra GidleyFri, 13 Oct 2017

Sandra Gidley, chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society English Pharmacy Board, shares her experience of politics and the 2017 Liberal Democrat conference.

A personal view of the Labour Party conference

Posted by: John LunnyThu, 12 Oct 2017

John Lunny, public affairs manager of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, attended the Labour Party annual conference in September and shares his impressions.

Becoming a pharmacist in a GP practice: multidisciplinary working and learning from colleagues

Posted by: Regina AhmedTue, 3 Oct 2017

Regina Ahmed has decided to try a career in the primary care sector. In the fifth of a series of blog posts, she describes her experience of shadowing healthcare professionals at the hospital, progressing on the CPPE pathway, and learning more about mental health.

Interning at the National Institute for Health Research

Posted by: Baguiasri MandaneWed, 13 Sep 2017

Baguiasri Mandane and Lathishia JoelDavid share their experience of being an intern and a research mentor at the National Institute for Health Research.

Identifying people displaying signs of dementia

Posted by: Simran JanjuaMon, 14 Aug 2017

Simran Janjua explains about a pilot using a case-finding tool to help identifying people in the community showing signs of dementia in order to refer them for further investigation.

Topical analgesics: do they work and are they worth it?

Posted by: Emma DaviesMon, 7 Aug 2017

Emma Davies, advanced pharmacy practitioner in pain management, takes a look at the evidence surrounding topical analgesics in light of NHS England’s decision to review their use on prescription.

Saving my mother from depression using skills I learned in pharmacy

Posted by: Amarata GillMon, 31 Jul 2017

Amarata Gill explains how she used her pharmacy training to help her mother, who was suffering from depression.

Developing pharmacy in Malawi

Posted by: David ScottTue, 4 Jul 2017

Malawi needs more pharmacists, but lack of money means many students cannot afford to go to university.

Why pharmacists should apply for NIHR funding

Posted by: Asam LatifMon, 5 Jun 2017

Asam Latif explains what types of NIHR research funding pharmacists can apply for and how to secure it.

Protect the ‘Three Girls’ in your pharmacy

Posted by: Nicola GrayFri, 2 Jun 2017

BBC docudrama on the Rochdale grooming scandal highlights the need for safe spaces for vulnerable girls in the community, and pharmacy can provide one.

Off-piste PhD: pharmacists have the skill set to step out of their comfort zones

Posted by: Hiran PragFri, 2 Jun 2017

Hiran Prag explains how he got into the field of translational research.

The Ramadan Initiative: addressing the healthcare profession’s skills gap

Posted by: Nadia BukhariWed, 31 May 2017

Nadia Bukhari, clinical adviser, Ramadan Initiative Project, British Islamic Medical Association, explains about the association and the role it plays to educate healthcare professionals about serving the health needs of Muslims.

A better way to manage Parkinson’s disease

Posted by: Viv HortonFri, 28 Apr 2017

Viv Horton explains how her hospital set up a Parkinson’s advanced symptom unit to provide holistic care for patients with Parkinson’s disease.

The rise of patient-centred technologies in community pharmacy

Posted by: Martin HaoMon, 23 Jan 2017

2017 could see a rise in patient-centred technologies across pharmacy. Martin Hao, managing director at Healthera, a new medicines management app, looks at the reasons behind the trend.

Becoming a pharmacist in a GP practice — clinical scenarios

Posted by: Regina AhmedTue, 3 Jan 2017

Regina Ahmed has decided to try a career in the primary care sector. In the fourth of a series of blog posts, she describes some of the clinical cases she has handled and her regular workload.

Pharmacy in the Arab countries look towards the UK as gold standard

Posted by: Mahendra PatelMon, 19 Dec 2016

Mahendra Patel provides insight into pharmacy practice in the Arab countries when he attended a congress in Beirut in November 2016.

Becoming a pharmacist in a GP practice – training and communicating

Posted by: Regina AhmedWed, 14 Dec 2016

Regina Ahmed has decided to try a career in the primary care sector. In the third of a series of blog posts, she describes her training opportunities and building channels of communication with other healthcare colleagues.

Smooth transfer of care will help reduce medication errors

Posted by: David GibsonWed, 30 Nov 2016

David Gibson recently spoke at a training course for GP practice pharmacists about how pharmacists can help ensure smooth transfer of care of patients between settings.

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