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  • Robert Liddington

    Improving soldiers’ health from the front line Subscription

    15 SEP 2014

    Army pharmacists must always be prepared for the unexpected. Senior pharmacist Robert Liddington, who holds the rank of lieutenant colonel, explains why and how he embarked on a career with the Ministry of Defence.

  • Omar El-Gohary, superintendent pharmacist at Chemist Direct

    Connecting with hard-to-reach patients via an online pharmacy Subscription

    20 OCT 2014

    Superintendent pharmacist Omar El-Gohary enjoys the challenge of combining medicines, business and technology expertise in his role at online pharmacy Chemist Direct.

  • Claire Liew with the pharmacy staff of St Walburg's Hospital in Tanzania where she volunteered as part of the Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

    Volunteering as a pharmacist in Tanzania Subscription

    17 NOV 2014

    Pharmacist Claire Liew spent 18 months volunteering at St Walburg’s hospital in Tanzania with Voluntary Service Overseas. Here, she describes what she learnt — and hints that her adventures abroad might not be over yet.

  • Reema Caddies, telepharmacist for helpline NHS 111 at Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Local Care Direct

    Triaging urgent care patients via a non-emergency telephone helpline Subscription

    1 DEC 2014

    Reema Caddies splits her time working between urgent care helpline NHS 111 at Yorkshire Ambulance Service and managing medicines for Local Care Direct, which operates an out-of-hours GP service.

  • Tejal Sangani, aesthetics practitioner and owner of SaRivaa clinic is also an independent prescriber and pharmacist

    Helping people look younger as an aesthetics practitioner Subscription

    18 DEC 2014
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    Independent prescriber and pharmacist Tejal Sangani opened her own aesthetics clinic, SaRivaa, in 2011. Here, she explains how her pharmacy background comes in handy.

  • Anish Patel, hospital pharmacist, moved to Qatar to help set-up a new women and children’s hospital in Doha

    Establishing an electronic prescribing system at a new hospital in Qatar Subscription

    8 JAN 2015

    Hospital pharmacist Anish Patel moved to Qatar in 2014 to help set-up a new women and children’s hospital in Doha. Here, he describes his role in establishing an electronic prescribing system.

  • Mark Duman,

    Improving service provision by engaging patients as a healthcare consultant Subscription

    2 FEB 2015

    Pharmacist Mark Duman helps organisations improve their services and products by involving patients and the public. He advocates sharing knowledge with patients to help them make informed choices about their healthcare.

  • Elizabeth Marr, an advanced pharmacist in addictions, supports patients who often face prejudice in society

    Supporting vulnerable patients with addiction Subscription

    23 FEB 2015

    In her role as an advanced pharmacist in addictions, Elizabeth Marr supports patients who often face prejudice in society. Here, she describes the challenges she faces.

  • Pharmacist Nicola Rudall (pictured) took a career break to teach clinical pharmacy to students in Namibia, Africa

    Teaching pharmacy students in Namibia Subscription

    13 MAR 2015

    Newcastle-based pharmacist Nicola Rudall took a career break to teach clinical pharmacy to students in Namibia, in south-western Africa. Here, she describes the challenges she encountered and why this role is so vital.

  • Jamie Wilkinson works at the Pharmaceutical Group in the European Union. He is a community pharmacy campaigner in Europe

    Advocating community pharmacy in Europe Subscription

    7 APR 2015

    In his role at the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union, Jamie Wilkinson spends his time promoting community pharmacy in a variety of ways. Here, he describes the travelling, presenting and networking associated with the job.

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