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Category list : Personal and professional development

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  • You get what you give: so how are you really doing? Subscription

    1 MAY 2011

    One of the most fundamental skills we have at our disposal for creating effective working relationships is the skill of giving and receiving feedback. It is also one of the skills that is most under-used during the normal course of events. Feedback is often thought of as something to use during performance reviews or disciplinary procedures.

  • Two people with a pie chart

    Work with your manager to get your contribution noticed Subscription

    18 DEC 2013 12:38 By Maureen O'Sullivan

    What can pharmacists do to show their managers they are ready to take on a new challenge? Maureen O’Sullivan investigates

  • St John’s wort

    Women can risk pregnancy if they take contraceptives and St John’s wort

    19 MAR 2014 12:25
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    Woman taking hormonal contraceptives and St John’s wort could increase their risk of pregnancy because the herbal product reduces their effectiveness, warns the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in its latest Drug Safety Update (March 2014).

  • Spiral staircase

    Where professional advancement and professionalism align

    11 SEP 2014

    New opportunities for professional advancement continue to be made available to pharmacists but when it comes to professionalism, individuals must reflect on their own appetite for development.

  • When communication is unclear, things go wrong for patients

    4 AUG 2014 By Lucy Hedley
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    Lucy Hedley highlights the importance of clear documentation and communication on discharge of a patient from hospital and why it is essential to use at least two sources to confirm medication history in vulnerable patients

  • With a degree in pharmacy, you have a skill that is sought the world over. So, if you would like a new challenge or just fancy seeing more of the world, rest assured there are opportunities to ply your trade in some faraway land

    What pharmacists should consider before moving to another country Subscription

    5 OCT 2015 16:48 By Gareth Malson
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    Moving to a different country to practise pharmacy gives practitioners the chance to work in unfamiliar conditions, meet new people and immerse themselves in foreign cultures. But if you are thinking of relocating abroad, what should you think about before doing so?

  • What pharmacists are doing for their CPD Subscription

    1 FEB 2010

    Louis McAree is a store manager at a Boots pharmacy in north London. He is a preregistration tutor and for the past 18 months, he has been the chairman of Camden and Islington Local Pharmaceutical Committee. In his spare time Mr McAree enjoys playing golf and driving his new Morgan sports car

  • A development programme for clinical pharmacists working at GP practices in Wales will be launched by the Welsh Centre for Pharmacy Professional Education in April 2016, the Welsh government announced. In the image, waiting room of a GP practice

    Welsh government announces plans for clinical pharmacist development programme Subscription

    8 FEB 2016 15:23

    A development programme for clinical pharmacists working in GP practices in Wales will be launched by the Welsh Centre for Pharmacy Professional Education in April 2016, the Welsh government has announced.

  • Weight loss drug orlistat may reduce the absorption of HIV medicines

    18 MAR 2014 15:31

    Orlistat, a weight loss drug, may theoretically reduce the absorption of antiretroviral HIV medicines, says the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in its latest Drug Safety Update (March 2014). It recommends that orlistat should only be started after careful consideration of the possible impact and that people on antiretrovirals should consult their doctor before ...

  • Update on the FIP pictogram project to improve health literacy Subscription

    4 JAN 2017 11:03 By Régis Vaillancourt

    I would like to provide readers with an update of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) pictogram project.

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