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CLUSTER 4. Management

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  • How to put together a strong business case Subscription

    You have an idea for an innovative change to the clinical pharmacy service that you hope could free pharmacists’ time, reduce costs and improve patient care. You ask for money to get it up and running and are met with a barrage of questions. However, when requested, you cannot proffer a business case and are met with a resounding “no”. If this scenario ...

  • What leaders can do to help others cope with change Subscription

    Last year I was one of three pharmacists selected to undertake the inaugural NHS clinical leadership fellowship programme. If you had asked me what I thought leadership meant before the programme, I would have said that I regarded a leader as being the captain of a ship: someone who has a vision and a crew to implement that vision. Indeed, this ...

  • Hopes raised and then dashed Subscription

    Janna Lawrence looks back over the key events of 2012 for pharmacists and the pharmacy profession January Dispensing errors reform The new year began with the announcement of plans to reform the law that allows prosecution of pharmacists for unintentional dispensing errors by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

  • If you are going to do a research placement, make sure you do a bit of background reading on your research topic

    Research placements: how to find one and what you need to know Subscription

    Adam Brelsford undertook a research summer placement at Cardiff University last summer. Here, he provides advice on how to find a placement and what you might experience

  • How to make the most of feedback Subscription

    Feedback is not just a skill for managers. There are many opportunities for pharmacists to give and receive feedback on a day to day basis but we often shy away from doing so. One barrier is a fear of getting it wrong.

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    A helping hand Subscription

    Pharmacy has an ever-increasing part to play — in the wider healthcare team — as it develops community services beyond simply dispensing medicines. At the same time, pharmacists still have to run a business, and making sure their pharmacy is successful means working with technicians and assistants to grow the business while ensuring patient safety.

  • The 65th session of the World Health Assmebly was held at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland

    The World Health Organization’s 65th World Health Assembly Subscription

    Vikesh Kakad and Oksana Pyzik report from the World Health Organization’s 65th World Health Assembly for Tomorrow’s Pharmacist readers

  • Irony of medicines shortages

    IT IS somewhat ironic that the week the All-Party Pharmacy Group published its long-awaited report and recommendations into medicines shortages that sterling reached a three-year high against the euro.

  • Applying for a hospital preregistration placement online

    Making a successful hospital pharmacy preregistration application Subscription

    Are you hoping to apply for a preregistration placement in hospital? Helen Middleton provides some essential information on the process, plus tips on how to make a successful application

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