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Welcome to Tomorrow’s Pharmacist — your one-stop shop for information and resources about a career in pharmacy. Whether you are a pharmacy student, preregistration trainee, newly registered pharmacist or someone considering studying pharmacy, we have a bank of useful and informative resources to assist you. If you would like to see a particular topic covered, contribute an article or join our growing community of bloggers, let us know.

Doctor and trainee with a patient

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


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

Members of the Team Up is a volunteering programme

Why pharmacy students should volunteer with Team UpSubscription


Team Up is a volunteering programme that partners trainee and student healthcare professionals with organisations that help disadvantaged communities. Here, four pharmacy students talk about the projects they participated in.

Female student taking an exam

How to revise for the new pharmacy registration assessmentSubscription

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Nadia Bukhari and Harsha Parmar provide tips for preregistration trainees sitting the registration assessment in its new format.

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

Facing the hospital preregistration interview

Helen Caley was interviewed for her hospital preregistration placement this time last year. Here, she shares her tips and advice.

Changing perceptions, what else can be done?

Sultan Khan wonders what could be done to change the perception that pharmacists are just shopkeepers

Pharmacists of the future need to prompt doctors to review and stop unnecessary medicines

Pharmacy students Shreena Patel and Emily King and pharmacist Barry Jubraj describe ‘STOPIT’, a screening tool to stop inappropriate treatment in older people, and explain why medicines optimisation is so important

Community pharmacy and then some

Pharmacy student Sultan Khan explains how you can make the most of your summer placement in a community pharmacy

Hospital work experience: honey, surgical wards and pharmacy trolleys

Preregistration trainee Helen Caley describes her experience shadowing a pharmacist on a ward round, and on a surgical ward

Pharmacy PhD Myth Busting

Pharmacy PhD student Adam Pattison Rathbone shares some common beliefs about pharmacy research — and then exposes the truth

Doing Research

PhD student Adam Pattison Rathbone has been ‘doing research’ for 9 months and has only just interviewed his first patient. Here, he explains what doing research actually involves

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Book cover of ‘Disease management. A guide to clinical pharmacology 3rd edition’, by Michael D. Randall and Karen E. Neil

A useful generalist introduction to medicines managementSubscription

12 OCT 2016By

‘Disease management. A guide to clinical pharmacology, 3rd edition’, by Michael D Randall and Karen E Neil.

Paul Gallagher, head of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland’s School of Pharmacy

Q&A: From training surgeons in Ireland to providing healthcare education internationallySubscription

7 OCT 2016By

Paul Gallagher, head of the school of pharmacy at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, speaks to Benedict Lam about how the royal college focus on education and training led to the expansion of its provision of healthcare education in Ireland and beyond.

General Pharmaceutical Council

GPhC reveals training providers with 100% pass rate for preregistration pharmacists

5 OCT 2016

At least 14 training providers recorded a 100% pass rate for their preregistration pharmacist trainees who took the registration assessment for the first time in June 2016, according to data published by the General Pharmaceutical Council.


Drug safety regulator warns students of the dangers of ‘smart drugs’

28 SEP 2016

Some 13% of young adults have bought ‘smart drugs’ such as Ritalin (methylphenidate) or Provigil (modafinil) without a prescription in the past year, according to the results of a survey by the UK medicines safety watchdog.

Cover of "Minor illness or major disease 6th edition”

Long awaited update of an old-time favourite title by pharmacy students and pharmacists on minor ailmentsSubscription

26 SEP 2016By

Minor illness or major disease 6th edition, Brian Addison, Alyson Brown, Ruth Edwards and Gwen Gray

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