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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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Interning at the National Institute for Health Research

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

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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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Identifying people displaying signs of dementia

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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.

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

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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.

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Saving my mother from depression using skills I learned in pharmacy

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

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Developing pharmacy in Malawi

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

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Acceleration of the United States on-demand genetic testing industry

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Direct-to-consumer genetic testing services are making comeback, but there have been concerns about their appropriateness.

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