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“Many patients want a fresh start without the stigma” - A day in the life of an HIV / gastroenterology pharmacist

'Patients want a fresh start without the stigma' – a day in the life of an HIV and gastroenterology pharmacistSubscription

Akwasi Mintah details a typical day providing pharmaceutial care to patients with HIV and inflammatory bowel disease.

“It motivates me to know we can make a difference to patients’ lives” - a day in the life of a medical affairs head

'It motivates me to know we can make a difference to patients’ lives' – a day in the life of a medical affairs headSubscription

Domenico Curinga details a typical day leading a medical affairs team at Novartis Oncology UK.

"I ensure the website and mobile applications are safe for users" - A day in the life of a clinical risk manager

‘We ensure that the website and mobile applications are safe for users’ — a day in the life of a clinical risk managerSubscription

Caroleena Bhojwani is part of the Babylon Health clinical safety team, which makes sure that the digital healthcare provider complies with strict industry standards.

Aaron Acquaye

'I have developed good working relationships with my patients beyond their diagnosis' – a day in the life of a renal pharmacistSubscription

With the support of his manager and the renal department, Aaron Acquaye is constantly striving to develop his clinical knowledge and skills. 

Hitesh Tara

‘My role is a mix of both clinical and quality improvement initiatives’ — a day in the life of a primary care network pharmacistSubscription

After seven years in community pharmacy, Hitesh Tara took the leap and switched to general practice.

'Clinicians may be in theatre all day so opportunities to discuss issues are limited' - A day in the life of a peri-operative prescribing pharmacist Tara Molloy

'The diversity of patients is vast' – a day in the life of a perioperative prescribing pharmacistSubscription

Pharmacist Tara Molloy is the main prescriber of regular medicines for patients undergoing elective procedures at Wirral University Teaching Hospital.

Farah Haque

'A digital-first approach reduces patient frustrations' – a day in the life of a pharmacist carrying out remote consultationsSubscription

Understanding and improving the patient’s healthcare experience are key aspects of Farah Haque’s role

A day in the life of a critical care pharmacist Sandra Sowah

'It is difficult witnessing patients fight for their lives' — a day in the life of a critical care pharmacist

Working in critical care can be both physically and emotionally challenging, but being proactive can help ensure patient safety and continuity of care.

Helen Ireland

‘I help trainees get the most from their placement’ — a day in the life of a pharmacy preregistration training leadSubscription

Each day, pharmacy preregistration training lead Helen Ireland supports trainees and tutors as they progress through their placements.

Shazia Karsan

'I do not know what to expect' — a day in the life of a pharmacist redeployed owing to COVID-19

Despite having a background in hospital, integrated care pharmacist Shazia Karsan felt an element of anxiety when redeployed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Parham Hashem DITL

‘We are at the forefront of COVID-19 research’ — a day in the life of a clinical trials pharmacist

With COVID-19 becoming the number one priority for researchers around the globe, Parham Hashemi describes his role in overseeing the new trials being launched during the pandemic.

'As I listen, I form an action plan' — a day in the life of a patient support officer

'As I listen, I form an action plan' — a day in the life of a patient support officer Subscription

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.

A day in the life of a neurology-based Botox injecting pharmacist Eric Bazuaye

A day in the life of a pharmacist administering botulinum injectionsSubscription

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

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, a consultant clinical psychotherapist (left) with Adam Hamilton, a medicines management technician

A day in the life of a consultant clinical psychotherapist Subscription

Dan White combines cognitive behavioural therapy and clinical pharmacy to train colleagues and help patients with mental health conditions.

Stephanie Ghartey with a colleague

A day in the life of a pharmacist advanced clinical practitioner Subscription

Delivering bad news to patients and their families is a part of Stephanie Ghartey’s role that she finds particularly difficult.

Andrew Rowlands, a lead nutrition pharmacist at Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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.

A pharmacise working at a Regional Medicines Information Centre

A day in the life of a pharmacist at a regional medicines information centreSubscription

The nature of enquiries Daniel Hill receives as a medicines information and prescribing support pharmacist are vast and challenging.

Jaidev Mehta, a pharmacy business intelligence manager for NHS England and NHS Improvement

A day in the life of a pharmacy business intelligence managerSubscription

Jaidev Mehta details a typical day as a pharmacy business intelligence manager, analysing medicines utilisation data to reduce variation in the provider sector.

Ana Armstrong

A day in the life of a community-based pharmacist supporting older patients at home Subscription

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.

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Pre-registration assessment to be delayed until first quarter of 2021, regulator confirmsSubscription

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The delayed 2020 pre-registration assessment will be held in the first quarter of 2021, the General Pharmaceutical Council has confirmed.

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Appropriate prescribing practices and considerations: a hospital pharmacist’s perspective

Appropriate prescribing practices and considerations: a hospital pharmacist’s perspective (audio)Subscription

How pharmacists can implement age-appropriate prescribing and choose the right formulation in practice.

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Transatlantic pharmacy: what to consider if you want to work in Canada

Transatlantic pharmacy: what to consider if you want to work in CanadaSubscription

As a socially progressive nation with universal healthcare and a friendly reputation, Canada could prove to be that tempting next move for many UK pharmacists.  

Side hustles: how pharmacists can turn their passions into a money spinner SS20  Converted

Side hustles: how pharmacists can turn their passions into a money spinnerSubscription

The concept of a side hustle is a simple one — it is work that you can do on top of your day job that is flexible and can bring in money. 

Are you ready for the Oriel numeracy assessment

How to tackle the Oriel numeracy assessmentSubscription

Babir Malik and Joanna Domzal-Jamroz lead students through worked examples of the types of calculations covered in the Oriel recruitment process

Making the MPharm fairer: what can be done about the ethnicity awarding gap?

Making the MPharm fairer: what can be done about the ethnicity awarding gap?Subscription

After our investigation shows an “unacceptable gap” in awarding rates for higher degrees between white students and their black, Asian and minority ethnic counterparts, we ask how this disparity can be addressed.

The role of a scientific advisor and how to become one

The role of a scientific advisor and how to become one Subscription

Industry pharmacist Neel Bhatt gives his tips and advice on how to break into the sector as a scientific advisor.

Tips for new pre-registration trainees

Training during a pandemic: tips for new preregistration trainees

Pharmacy professionals share their advice with the new cohort of preregistration pharmacists about to start their training during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Requesting a retrospective prescription from a GP

Requesting a retrospective prescription from a GPSubscription

A locum pharmacist’s decision to substitute one medicine for another may be in the best interest of the patient, but what are the legal and ethical implications?

Pharmacist with patient

Do I have the skills to work for a primary care network? Subscription

With opportunities to work in primary care networks emerging in England, pharmacists can make the most of their knowledge and experience to succed in such a role.

Five ways to protect your mental and emotional wellbeing during COVID-19

Five ways to promote self-care for you and your team during COVID-19

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.

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Help us find and celebrate brilliant, unrecognised women who are accomplishing great things in pharmacy.

Sick from stress: presenteeism 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.

Two people in a heated stalemate

What to do when your preregistration trainee is unhappy with their training Subscription

When a preregistration trainee is dissatisfied with their placement, it is important that their employer tries to address the underlying issues.

What pharmacy preregistration trainees should consider before switching placements

Consider these six factors before switching pharmacy preregistration training sitesSubscription

Pharmacy preregistration trainees may wish to move placements, but the decision to switch should not be made lightly.

Five legal protections for new parents

Five legal protections soon-to-be or new parents should know aboutSubscription

Whether pregnant or returning to a career in pharmacy, there are several ways the law protects new parents.

Father feeding baby

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.

The six qualities all excellent pre-registration tutors have

The six qualities all excellent preregistration tutors should have Subscription

Whether new or experienced, there are qualities all excellent preregistration tutors should possess.

Celebrating a year of career highlights

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 stalls SS19

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.

Whistleblowing scenario

Whistleblowing in pharmacy: know your rights and obligationsSubscription

Pharmacists and lawyers give advice on what to do if you witness inappropriate behaviour in the workplace.

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Why pharmacy students should know about the Yellow Card scheme

Why pharmacy students should know about the Yellow Card scheme

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An initiative at the University of Bradford is seeing students champion the Yellow Card reporting scheme. Here’s how it’s making them better students and, ultimately, better pharmacists.

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Jan20 Special report polypharm 3x2

Polypharmacy and medicines optimisation

How pharmacists can contribute to the rational use of pharmacological therapies.

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Registration Exam Questions IV

Registration Exam Questions IV helps pharmacy trainees to revise for their GPhC registration assessment with a comprehensive bank of questions on a range of topics likely to be covered in the exam.

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