Pharmacy practice and profession blog
Viv Horton explains how her hospital set up a Parkinson’s advanced symptom unit to provide holistic care for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
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.
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.
Mahendra Patel provides insight into pharmacy practice in the Arab countries when he attended a congress in Beirut in November 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.
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.
Regina Ahmed provides the next installment about her new career as a pharmacist in a GP practice.
Baguiasri Mandane describes her experiences of healthcare in the Gambia.
A round up from RPS representatives from this year’s UK political party conferences.
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.
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.
Independent community pharmacy contractor Mark Burdon explains what links pharmacy, automation and Charles Dickens.
At one of the plenery sessions from the 2016 RPS Conference, Julia Robinson heard that the views of newly registered pharmacists and students must be listened to in order to take the profession forward.
The underlying personality traits of pharmacists and doctors may help explain why working together is such a challenge.
Pharmacist independent prescriber Valerie Sillito explains how difficult she finds it to break out of old habits when prescribing for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The evolving nature of pharmacists’ roles could pose challenges for recruitment, writes David Gibson.
If the healthcare industry is to move forward over the next 20 years, the culture of blame needs to change to encourage healthcare professionals to report errors so that others can learn from them.
‘Food. The Forgotten Medicine’ was a conference convened by the College of Medicine last month. Here, Fawz Farhan, who attended the conference, discusses the importance of nutrition in disease.
A recent conference discussed the issues around the “necessary evil” of polypharmacy and how best to tackle it.
Collecting “ologists” and drugs: how pharmacists can assist with management of elderly patients’ medicines
Many patients find their medication regimen become more complex as they get older. Pharmacists can help them better manage their medicines.