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Pharmacy practice and profession blog

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.

Being a pharmacist in a GP practice - getting to know the team

Posted by: Regina AhmedWed, 16 Nov 2016

Regina Ahmed provides the next installment about her new career as a pharmacist in a GP practice.

My pharmacy placement in the Gambia

Posted by: Baguiasri MandaneWed, 9 Nov 2016

Baguiasri Mandane describes her experiences of healthcare in the Gambia.

RPS at the 2016 party political conferences

Posted by: Julia RobinsonFri, 4 Nov 2016

A round up from RPS representatives from this year’s UK political party conferences.

Methods patients use to purchase over-the-counter medicines for misuse

Posted by: Duncan HillWed, 26 Oct 2016

Duncan Hill, specialist pharmacist in substance misuse, explains the tricks misusers of over-the-counter medicines use to obtain their drug of choice from pharmacies.

Becoming a pharmacist in a GP practice – my journey so far

Posted by: Regina AhmedWed, 19 Oct 2016

Regina Ahmed has decided to try a career in the primary care sector. In the first of a series of blog posts, she describes her first impressions of the role.

Machines cannot replace pharmacists

Posted by: Mark BurdonWed, 12 Oct 2016

Independent community pharmacy contractor Mark Burdon explains what links pharmacy, automation and Charles Dickens.

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