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A day in the life of a school drugs educatorSubscription
Pharmacist Asha Fowells describes a typical day in her role as a drugs educator for a charity.
Bal Matharu details a typical day at intellectual property firm HGF Ltd.
A day in the life of a head of pharmacovigilance Subscription
Deji Alli details a typical day as head of pharmacovigilance and Responsible Person for the largest clinical homecare provider in the UK.
A day in the life of a medication safety officerSubscription
Rajesh Jethwa details a typical day at Mid Essex Hospital NHS Trust as a medication safety officer.
Pharmacist Chris Maguire details a typical day as a marketing manager for a medical technology company.
Aisha Ahmed details a typical working day for a preregistration trainee pharmacist at GSK.
Sara Sawieres details a typical day as lead pharmacist for the liver intensive therapy unit at King’s College Hospital.
Helen Pinney details a typical day as a senior primary care pharmacy technician.
Lisa Smith details a typical day as a paediatric palliative care pharmacy technician at Children’s Hospices Across Scotland.
The right frame of mindSubscription
Steve Hemsley speaks to Asta Prajapati, the first mental health pharmacist to be awarded £350,000 to develop a medication adherence tool for patients with bipolar disorder.
Julia Whettam details a typical day as a senior pharmacist at the North West Ambulance Service clinical hub.
A day in the life of a GP pharmacistSubscription
Shivani Patel details a typical day as a newly registered GP pharmacist.
From pharmacist to patient to researcherSubscription
Lisa Jamieson’s self diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome came years after she first became unwell. Here she tells Julia Robinson how she discovered the link between her seemingly unrelated symptoms, and how her research is raising awareness of the connective tissue disorder.
A minute in the company of the public health services advocate.
Spend a minute getting to know the winner of the 2018 Scottish Pharmacy Awards Student Leadership Prize.
Pharmacist and chair of the board of directors for Novartis, Joerg Reinhardt, sits down with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s chief scientist, Gino Martini, to discuss his career success to date, the challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry and his future vision for Novartis.
As healthcare literacy increases, patients are taking more control over their treatment — it is important for these patients to know how community pharmacies can help them take action, ensuring access to the right care at the right time.
Carol Candlish and Kina Vyas explain the role of a Qualified Person and how pharmacists in the UK can become one.
With roles opening up for pharmacists in urgent care settings, hospitals and primary care, new opportunities are being created for pharmacists looking to move up in the NHS.
Celebrating a year of career highlightsSubscription
The Pharmaceutical Journal invited this year’s Careers section contributors to share their 2018 career highlights and their best piece of career advice for other pharmacy professionals.
Resources preregistration trainee pharmacists should be aware of and know how to use.
The Pharmaceutical Journal has revealed a statistically significant gender pay gap of 6.4% in favour of male pharmacists — Emma Wilkinson and Angela Kam investigate.
Once registered, pharmacists need to revalidate each year and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society is here to help, says Janet Till.
The working lives of pharmacy techniciansSubscription
Emma Wilkinson investigates the effect of expanding pharmacy technician roles on job satisfaction.
Pharmacists provide their thoughts and advice to a colleague concerned about racial discrimination in the workplace.
The UK is well known as a nation of animal lovers. From agricultural livestock to household pets, this has created a growing niche sector for pharmacy — but how do you get involved?
Words from the wise: tips for new pharmacistsSubscription
The Pharmaceutical Journal asked experienced pharmacists on Twitter to give their advice to recently qualified pharmacists starting their new jobs in August 2018 using the hashtag #tipsfornewpharmacists. Here are some of the best responses.
GP pharmacist contracts: to sign or not to sign?Subscription
Pharmacists give advice to a colleague who has discovered something disturbing in the small print of their contract.
Care homes have been described as ‘healthcare black holes’, so why should pharmacy professionals work in one? Steve Hemsley discusses the opportunities and challenges.
National recruitment to preregistration placements in England and Wales has been conducted through a computerised recruitment tool called ‘Oriel’ for the second consecutive year.
In these difficult times of limited resources, funding cuts, lower profits and reductions in staff, it may have been some time since you have had a pay increase or even considered requesting one — but that does not mean you do not deserve one.
Newly qualified pharmacists Abida Begum and Urvasi Patel share their eight tips for tackling the calculations paper in the GPhC registration assessment.
Steve Hemsley describes how pharmacy professionals can optimise the use of social media to develop and grow their career or business.
Steve Hemsley reports on the latest advancements in health technology, how they will affect the careers of pharmacy professionals, and why new technologies should be embraced in order to win the race for relevance.
With applications for the 2018 Chief Pharmaceutical Officer’s Clinical Fellow Scheme closing on 9 April, pharmacists in the UK are encouraged to consider this unique opportunity to expand their professional skills
From the shop floor to the glass ceilingSubscription
The significance of gender inequality in pharmacy and its potential impact on the careers of female pharmacists.
Pharmacy conferences: to attend or not attend?Subscription
Pharmacy conferences can be a good way to deepen your connection to pharmacy but it is important to be selective
An initiative at the University of Bradford which supports intraprofessional learning between pharmacy students and student pharmacy technicians.
In February 2019, UCL Fight the Fakes attended a roundtable discussion on the implementation status of the Falsified Medicines Directive in hospital pharmacy.
The student-led Robert Gordon University Pharmacy Law and Ethics Group reminds pharmacy professionals of how online behaviour can influence younger members of the profession.
Newly registered pharmacist, Marina Dinithi Goonatilaka, shares her three tips on how to get through the preregistration training year.
Pharmacy student Somto Madueke highlights how pharmacy schools can tackle ethnic disparities and support minority ethnic students to succeed.
Shanza Khan describes her experience of completing a pharmacy placement with the Argyle Health Group.
Kweku Bimpong, fourth year pharmacy student and publications officer for the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association, gives his view on how ethnicity impacts students from minority ethnic backgrounds.
Zahra Mahomed details how she prepared herself for life as a registered pharmacist.