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Pharmacy practice and profession blog

My placement at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum

Posted by: Ariel LinWed, 15 Nov 2017

Master of Arts student Ariel Lin describes her eight-week end-of-year work placement experience at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum.

A vision for the future of community pharmacy

Posted by: Evgenia PaloumpiWed, 8 Nov 2017

PhD candidate Evgenia Paloumpi explains how her research aims to help the community pharmacy sector thrive in an uncertain future.

Becoming a pharmacist in a GP practice: running clinics

Posted by: Regina AhmedFri, 3 Nov 2017

Regina Ahmed has decided to try a career in the primary care sector. In the sixth of a series of blog posts, she describes the typical duties she performs when running a medication review clinics.

Mesothelioma and the role of the oncology pharmacist

Posted by: Charles MacGregorTue, 31 Oct 2017

Our latest blog is from the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, an organisation dedicated to raising awareness and providing the most up-to-date and helpful information about mesothelioma cancer.

Reflections on the Conservative Party conference

Posted by: Sibby BuckleWed, 18 Oct 2017

Sibby Buckle, vice-chair of the English Pharmacy Board, represented the Royal Pharmaceutical Society at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester and gives her impression of pharmacy’s position in the healthcare scrum.

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.

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