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When her son fell chronically ill, Arlene Brailey found the motivation to take on a role dedicated to helping patients with resistant bacterial infections find support and trustworthy information.
Eric Bazuaye uses his specialist pharmacist knowledge and practical expertise to provide unique relief to patients diagnosed with neurological disorders.
A day in the life of a chronic pain pharmacist Subscription
Once developed, chronic pain can last a lifetime, but Peter Farley, a chronic pain pharmacist, believes that there is scope to mitigate this.
Dan White combines cognitive behavioural therapy and clinical pharmacy to train colleagues and help patients with mental health conditions.
Delivering bad news to patients and their families is a part of Stephanie Ghartey’s role that she finds particularly difficult.
A day in the life of a nutrition support pharmacist Subscription
Clinical nutrition is an area of nutrition that requires pharmacists to work closely with the clinical team, rather than focusing solely on compounding.
The nature of enquiries Daniel Hill receives as a medicines information and prescribing support pharmacist are vast and challenging.
Jaidev Mehta details a typical day as a pharmacy business intelligence manager, analysing medicines utilisation data to reduce variation in the provider sector.
Former hospital pharmacist Ana Armstrong would often find herself worrying about her older patients after discharge; so she decided to move sectors and help bridge care between hospital and home.
Callum Brown details a typical day improving the quality of care at a large NHS trust.
Gemma Fromage explains why she decided to become a prescribing pharmacist and aesthetic practitioner, as well as what her role entails.
David Gerrard details a typical day as a pharmacist independent prescriber working as part of a community learning disability treatment team.
A day in the life of a homecare pharmacistSubscription
Mosan Ashraf details a typical day as lead pharmacist for homecare medicines at a foundation trust.
Lauren Gibson details a typical day working as part of a pharmacy-led, homeless health outreach service.
Chief pharmacist Graham Parsons details a typical day working for the leading social enterprise, Turning Point, which supports clients with learning disabilities, mental health, and drug and alcohol problems.
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.
This learning resource provides a summary of self-care advice and important considerations that pharmacists and their teams can use to counsel patients on interim management for common dental emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is more important than ever to ensure the wellbeing of the frontline pharmacy workforce; here are some tips on how this can be done.
Employers have a duty of care to support the health, safety and wellbeing of all employees, including those with disabilities.
Help us find and celebrate brilliant, unrecognised women who are accomplishing great things in pharmacy.
Sick from stress: 'presenteeism' in pharmacySubscription
With increasing pressures placed on pharmacy professionals, presenteeism — or working when not fit to do so — is becoming more common. This can have detrimental effects on individuals, their families and patients.
When a preregistration trainee is dissatisfied with their placement, it is important that their employer tries to address the underlying issues.
Pharmacy preregistration trainees may wish to move placements, but the decision to switch should not be made lightly.
Whether pregnant or returning to a career in pharmacy, there are several ways the law protects new parents.
Pay and leave entitlements for working parentsSubscription
The legal rights new parents need to know to help in balancing their pharmacy career with caring for babies and children.
Whether new or experienced, there are qualities all excellent preregistration tutors should possess.
Scaling new career heights in 2020Subscription
We asked some of this year’s contributors to The Pharmaceutical Journal’s Careers section to recap their biggest career highlights of 2019 and share their goals for the coming year.
What to do when your pharmacy career stallsSubscription
Four pharmacy professionals provide guidance to a pharmacist who no longer feels passionate about their current role.
Pharmacists and lawyers give advice on what to do if you witness inappropriate behaviour in the workplace.
How to ensure your safety when working aloneSubscription
Pharmacy professionals give their thoughts and advice to a locum pharmacist required to work alone at night.
The Oriel situational judgement test is designed to determine what action you would take when presented with certain scenarios while working as a preregistration pharmacist. Here is what you need to consider before and during this assessment.
The Oriel numeracy test is designed to examine your ability to solve practice-based calculations. Here is what you need to consider before and during this assessment.
A survey by The Pharmaceutical Journal shows that community pharmacy is the sector with the lowest morale, so we asked community pharmacists what needs to change.
There are several things to consider when preparing for your multiple mini interviews. Here is a guide to help you prepare.
Preferencing the right training providers in Oriel will be one of the most important decisions for a future trainee to make. Here is what students should consider before making that choice.
Pharmacy professionals give their thoughts and advice to a Responsible Pharmacist colleague whose team is involved in a dispensing error.
Five tips to help pharmacy professionals digitise their career.
Stephen Sekimwanyi, a pharmacist who has had his fair share of career setbacks, offers advice to preregistration trainees in light of the General Pharmaceutical Council’s decision to delay the pharmacy registration exam.
Trainee doctors and nurses have been fast-tracked into their professions — why not preregistration pharmacists?
The General Pharmaceutical Council’s decision to delay the summer 2020 registration exam, following the COVID-19 pandemic, has left preregistration trainee Courtney Ella Preston with more questions than answers.
How I landed a coveted internship at a clinical nutrition and biosimilars pharma companySubscription
Pharmacy student Ali Maasoumi Sarvestani refused to let previous rejection stop him from landing a dream summer internship with Fresenius Kabi.
We shouldn’t be afraid to collaborate with non-pharmacists — we all become better professionals when we teach and learn from each other.