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Ricarda Micallef

Senior Lecturer, Kingston University

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  • We want pharmacy board candidates to support local practice forumsSubscription

    8 MAY 2017Comments (1)

    As a group of volunteers up and down the country, local practice forum (LPF) steering group members work hard to provide a local offering for members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). This includes, but is not limited to: education and training events; research symposia; networking and support; mentoring opportunities; PR campaigns with local politicians; engagement with schools and universities; liaising with third sector organisations and plenty more, to ensure the profession has a

  • Multidisciplinary preregistration training is the way forwardSubscription

    3 JAN 2017

    Pharmacists increasingly need to work within a multidisciplinary team, especially in light of their increased potential roles. However, there is currently no formalised training model for multidisciplinary learning (MDL) after graduation. Opportunities need to be sought for learning together through provision of placements and learning events. Pilots are currently being carried out to facilitate preregistration pharmacist training in GP surgeries and trainee doctors working in pharmaci

  • New models of training needed to ensure future pharmacists are fit for new rolesSubscription

    2 DEC 2015

    There has been much talk in recent years about workforce and workforce planning to enhance the provision of current and future healthcare roles. Pharmacy is no exception. Lord Darzi’s report – ‘High quality care for all’, published in 2008 – was the first document to mention multi-professional integrated working and planning to achieve the overall aim of patient care. This was echoed and supported by the Francis and Berwick reports in 2013, as well as the NHS ‘Five year forward view’ i

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