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How to get the most from your summer placement

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You have been successful in your application for a summer placement, but now what? In this article, Karen Gunnell and Kerry Neville discuss what to do and what not to do before, during, and after a placement, and how to get the most out of the experience.

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Introducing students to telehealth via a novel online placement

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Undergraduate pharmacy students are learning to engage with telehealth activities to prepare them for their future career.

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What pharmacy trainees can expect from a preregistration year in the pharmaceutical industrySubscription

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Gareth Malson explores the opportunities available in the pharmaceutical industry for preregistration trainees, and how they can secure placements in the sector.

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What pharmacy students and trainees can expect from placements in hospital pharmacySubscription

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Many pharmacy students seek placements in hospital pharmacies to help them decide on their future career path. But what are these placements likely to entail?

Hospital pharmacy oncology rotation through the eyes of a junior resident pharmacist

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Baguiasri Mandane shares her experience and what she learnt on her oncology rotation at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

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Placements for pharmacy students and trainees in GP practices and primary careSubscription

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Preregistration trainees can now take advantage of opportunities in primary care. Gareth Malson finds out more.

Pharmacy students at Cardiff School of Pharmacy

Introducing students to telehealth via a novel online placement

Undergraduate pharmacy students are learning to engage with telehealth activities to prepare them for their future career.

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My pharmacy summer placement in Shanghai, China

Shane Kailla describes his experience of pharmacy practice in Shanghai, China, during his 2016 summer placement.

Hospital pharmacy oncology rotation through the eyes of a junior resident pharmacist

Baguiasri Mandane shares her experience and what she learnt on her oncology rotation at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Pre-registration training in a CCG: a tutor's perspective

Medicines optimisation pharmacist Benjamin Garner supervised the first pharmacy pre-registration trainee who undertook six months’ training at Leeds South and East Clinical Commissioning Group.

A split pre-registration placement: at the CCG

Catherine Mak was the first pharmacy pre-registration trainee to split her training between Leeds South and East Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Here, she discusses her time at the CCG.

A split pre-registration year: in the hospital

Catherine Mak was the first pharmacy pre-registration trainee to split her training between Leeds South and East Clinical Commissioning Group and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Here, she discusses her time in the hospital.

Pharmacy in the UK: a perspective from Hong Kong

Choy Tsun Ho and Ho Wing Hei Phoebe, two undergraduate pharmacy students from Hong Kong, describe their experiences of UK pharmacy during an exchange programme in 2016.

How students at the University of Manchester are promoting inter-professional education

Healthcare students at the University of Manchester have set up a society to improve inter-professional learning. Pharmacy student Linda Owens describes its most popular event, the clinical skills evening.

Putting together a conference about alternative pharmacy careers

The Alternative Pharmacy Careers conference is due to take place on 23 January 2016 at the University of East Anglia. Third-year pharmacy student Sarah Kirk describes how the conference came about.

Preparing for a pre-registration interview in a hospital

Pre-registration trainee Matt McArdle recently secured a role at St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London. Here, he shares advice for others trying to secure their pre-registration roles.

Innovation and competition: my experience of the STEM awards

Pharmacy student Rachel Olarinre recently entered a science competition that focused on innovation. Here, she explains what she got from the experience.

How to overcome exam failure

Although no one sets out to fail their exams, some students may find themselves in that position. Michael Champion, secretary of the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association, explains how to cope if you do.

The pre-registration application process is inefficient

The current application process for students trying to secure pre-registration places is inefficient, says Adenrele Komolafe. Here, he describes a new UCAS-style system to help solve the problem.

The importance of original scientific research for pharmacy students

The research project, undertaken by pharmacy students in their final year, helps individuals to learn fundamental skills for their future careers, argue Joanne Hainsworth and Patrick To.

Tips on selling OTC medicines in a pharmacy during a summer placement

Third-year pharmacy student Elliot Werner-de-Sondberg gives advice for learning about over-the-counter medicines during a community pharmacy placement.

My placement at the Spinal Injury Centre in India

Pharmacy student Rutendo Muzambi describes her experience of working at a spinal injury centre in New Delhi, India

How to get hospital experience as a pharmacy student

Fourth-year pharmacy student Alisha Sodhi shares her advice for securing adhoc shadowing experiences and placements in hospitals

Shadowing a resident on-call pharmacist in hospital

Hospital pre-registration trainee Helen Caley had the opportunity to shadow a shift with an on-call resident pharmacist. She describes some of the queries they tackled together.

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The registration assessment: articles and tips

In need of some last-minute advice for your registration assessment? Look no further…

Science is intrinsic to pharmacy

At the recent Royal Pharmaceutical Society conference, Scotland’s chief pharmaceutical officer Bill Scott suggested that the focus of the pharmacy degree should not be on science. But science is integral to the pharmacist’s role, argues Jonathan Tugbobo

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GPhC exam Board of Assessors releases feedback on June 2017 pre-reg assessment

10 AUG 2017

Infusion rates, dose rounding and applying situations to patients were three areas where pre-registration trainee pharmacists performed less well in the General Pharmaceutical Council’s June 2017 registration assessment, according to feedback released by the Board of Assessors.

Research about emergency department pharmacistsSubscription

9 AUG 2017By Daniel Greenwood

I would like to bring readers’ attention to our research study ‘An investigation of EmergeNcy Department PharmAcist PractitionERs in the United Kingdom’ (the ENDPAPER study) led by researchers at the University of Manchester. Funded by the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association and Pharmacy Research UK, ENDPAPER aims to describe and define the role of emergency department pharmacists who have completed additional clinical skills training. We are currently looking for study participants who: Are ...

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Registration assessment pass rate falls to 78%

28 JUL 2017

The number of preregistration trainee pharmacists who passed their registration assessment in June has fallen from last year.

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Almost 600 student pharmacists complain about registration assessment

27 JUL 2017

Almost 600 student pharmacists have complained about the length, complexity and relevance of questions in their General Pharmaceutical Council registration assessment.

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CPPE foundation course applications now open

20 JUL 2017

Newly qualified pharmacists wanting to develop knowledge and skills in community pharmacy can now apply for the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education foundation course starting in October.

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