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Specialist roles in hospital pharmacySubscription
Pharmacy professionals have the opportunity to specialise in a variety of clinical areas. Eamonn McArdle explores the possibilities.
Look sharp! How to dress so you look professional, presentable and approachable in a pharmacySubscription
Do you need to wear a white coat to be taken seriously? Sasa Jankovic finds out that it is attitude more than appearance that influences customers’ perceptions of you.
Applications for those all-important community pharmacy summer placements are open now. Here’s how you can secure your place.
How to become an independent prescriberSubscription
Gaining a non-medical prescribing qualification allows pharmacists to diagnose conditions and prescribe medicines to patients. If you are innovative in your practice and think laterally, many opportunities present themselves, says independent prescriber Anja St Clair Jones.
Are you trying to decide between the hospital and community sectors? Gareth Malson explains what you can expect from both, including responsibilities, salaries and career progression.
There are advantages and disadvantages for NHS employees who work only when they are needed. New legislation is set to protect them a little more.
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.
Pharmacy student Rachel Olarinre recently entered a science competition that focused on innovation. Here, she explains what she got from the experience.
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 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 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.
Third-year pharmacy student Elliot Werner-de-Sondberg gives advice for learning about over-the-counter medicines during a community pharmacy placement.
Pharmacy student Rutendo Muzambi describes her experience of working at a spinal injury centre in New Delhi, India
Fourth-year pharmacy student Alisha Sodhi shares her advice for securing adhoc shadowing experiences and placements in hospitals
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.
In need of some last-minute advice for your registration assessment? Look no further…
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
Helen Caley was interviewed for her hospital preregistration placement this time last year. Here, she shares her tips and advice.
Sultan Khan wonders what could be done to change the perception that pharmacists are just shopkeepers
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
Pharmacy student Sultan Khan explains how you can make the most of your summer placement in a community pharmacy
Preregistration trainee Helen Caley describes her experience shadowing a pharmacist on a ward round, and on a surgical ward
Pharmacy PhD student Adam Pattison Rathbone shares some common beliefs about pharmacy research — and then exposes the truth
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
Adam Pattison Rathbone writes an open letter to pharmacists and GPs with a unique proposal
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