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  • A lay perspective on collaborative patient engagement

    11 FEB 2016 By Alex Taylor

    Patient representative Alex Taylor describes an interaction he observed between a pharmacist, a patient and the patient’s partner.

  • An update to examine: On RPS professional standards for hospital pharmacy

    18 JUL 2014

    Hospital pharmacy in Britain has evolved over recent decades to offer services far beyond the confines of the dispensary. Much of this development was driven by local leaders with the support of clinical specialist groups. However, because the growth of pharmaceutical care was unplanned, services in one hospital could be markedly different in terms of scope and quality to those in another. There was no single resource that described what a good hospital pharmacy service should encompass.

  • Appreciating difference: accentuate the positive Subscription

    1 MAY 2011

    There are many things we take for granted in this world. Much that we do, we do out of unthinking habit. Routines so polished that we’re hardly aware that we’ve chosen one of many methods available to us. We can drive for miles and not recall navigating through large parts of our journey.

  • Certification stamp revalidation concept

    Are you revalidation ready? Subscription

    25 APR 2018 12:06

    Revalidation began with doctors in the UK in 2012; nurses embarked on their version of the process in 2016. Each of these events marked a huge change for its respective profession, and now it’s pharmacy’s turn.

  • Ash Soni, president elect of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, July 2014

    Ash Soni elected president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

    22 JUL 2014 17:33

    Ash Soni, the community pharmacist member of the NHS Future Forum which advised the government on its health and care reforms, has been elected president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

  • Seminar with teacher and students

    Becoming a better mentor Subscription

    8 SEP 2014 16:45 By Francesca Rivers

    Pharmacy professionals act as mentors and are mentored by others throughout their careers. Francesca Rivers finds out how you can improve your mentoring skills.

  • Befriending tension - lessons from the edge of chaos Subscription

    1 OCT 2010

    In the sometimes chaotic world in which we live the prospect of a slower pace of life can offer an attractive alternative.

  • Split image of The Guardian logo and Boots logo

    Boots makes legal complaints against The Guardian newspaper

    24 JUN 2016 9:37 By Debbie Andalo, Elizabeth Sukkar
    Comments (2)

    Boots UK has made legal complaints against The Guardian in relation to several articles following its April 2016 investigation, which alleged that the pharmacy chain had placed undue pressure on its pharmacists to perform medicines use reviews so that it could claim the maximum payments possible from the NHS.

  • Born under a good sign - learned optimism for a lucky future Subscription

    4 NOV 2010

    It is a feature of popular thinking that many implicitly believe that much of their happiness is determined by external forces.

  • Branching out into continuing professional development Subscription

    1 AUG 2006

    By spring 2007, continuing professional development (CPD) will be mandatory for all practising pharmacists. The bottom line is that if practising pharmacists do not have CPD record to submit to the Society on request, they risk being removed from the Register, rendering them unable to practise.

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