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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.

Callum Brown

A day in the life of a quality improvement championSubscription

Callum Brown details a typical day improving the quality of care at a large NHS trust.

Gemma Fromage

A day in the life of a pharmacist working in aestheticsSubscription

Gemma Fromage explains why she decided to become a prescribing pharmacist and aesthetic practitioner, as well as what her role entails.

David Gerrard is an advanced pharmacist practitioner at Northumberland Tyne Wear NHS Foundation Trust

A day caring for vulnerable people with learning disabilitiesSubscription

David Gerrard details a typical day as a pharmacist independent prescriber working as part of a community learning disability treatment team.

Mosan Ashraf, homecare medicines lead at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

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.

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A day on the streets treating patients experiencing homelessnessSubscription

Lauren Gibson details a typical day working as part of a pharmacy-led, homeless health outreach service.

Katherine Watkinson and Graham Parsons

A day in the life of a pharmacist at a drug and alcohol serviceSubscription

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.

Asha Fowells

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.

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A day in the life of a pharmaceutical patent attorneySubscription

Bal Matharu details a typical day at intellectual property firm HGF Ltd.

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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.

Rajesh Jethwa, medication safety officer at Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

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.

Chris Maguire

A day in the life of an industry marketing managerSubscription

Pharmacist Chris Maguire details a typical day as a marketing manager for a medical technology company.

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A day in the life of an industry preregistration pharmacist

Aisha Ahmed details a typical working day for a preregistration trainee pharmacist at GSK.

Sara Sawieres

A day in the life of a liver intensive therapy unit pharmacistSubscription

Sara Sawieres details a typical day as lead pharmacist for the liver intensive therapy unit at King’s College Hospital.

Helen Pinney

A day in the life of a senior primary care pharmacy technicianSubscription

Helen Pinney details a typical day as a senior primary care pharmacy technician.

Lisa Smith is a paediatric palliative care pharmacy technician with CHAS

A day in the life of a paediatric palliative care pharmacy technicianSubscription

Lisa Smith details a typical day as a paediatric palliative care pharmacy technician at Children’s Hospices Across Scotland.

Asta Prajapati, mental health pharmacist

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, senior pharmacist, North West Ambulance Service clinical hub

A day in the life of an ambulance service pharmacistSubscription

Julia Whettam details a typical day as a senior pharmacist at the North West Ambulance Service clinical hub.

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'Abusive' feedback sent to exam board after September 2019 registration exam

6 DEC 2019By

A number of pharmacy graduates who sat the September 2019 preregistration exam have sent “abusive” and “unprofessional” feedback to exam board members, it has emerged.

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Pharmacy regulator removes rule that led to preregistration 'exploitation'

24 OCT 2019By

Rules on work placements that had led to some preregistration pharmacists resitting their assessment being “exploited” have been dropped by the General Pharmaceutical Council 

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Making consultations count

How community pharmacy can add value and promote antimicrobial stewardship, whilst tackling colds & flu.

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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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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.

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Oriel situational judgement test: what pharmacy students need to know Subscription

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.

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Oriel numeracy test: what pharmacy students need to know Subscription

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.

Reinvigorating community pharmacy: ways to boost morale

Reinvigorating community pharmacy: ways to boost morale Subscription

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.

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How to succeed in the Oriel multiple mini interviewsSubscription

There are several things to consider when preparing for your multiple mini interviews. Here is a guide to help you prepare.

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Six things to look for in a pharmacy preregistration placementSubscription

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.

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Dispensing errors: where does responsibility lie?Subscription

Pharmacy professionals give their thoughts and advice to a Responsible Pharmacist colleague whose team is involved in a dispensing error.

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How to shift your pharmacy career from analogue to digitalSubscription

Five tips to help pharmacy professionals digitise their career.

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How to handle online criticism

Pharmacy professionals give their thoughts and advice on the receiving negative comments on social media.

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Pharmacists in the Army ReserveSubscription

Anuj K Sunder describes the benefits of being a pharmacist in the Army Reserve.

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How do I boost low staff morale?Subscription

Three pharmacy managers provide their thoughts and advice to a colleague who is concerned about staff satisfaction and engagement.

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Five ways pharmacy can close the ethnicity pay gapSubscription

After figures suggest a 16% difference in pay between white and minority ethnic pharmacists, what can be done to reduce this inequality?

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Qualified Persons: seven things pharmacists need to know

Carol Candlish and Kina Vyas explain the role of a Qualified Person and how pharmacists in the UK can become one.

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Career progression within the NHS

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.

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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.

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Nine essential resources for preregistration trainees

Resources preregistration trainee pharmacists should be aware of and know how to use.

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Tackling the gender pay gap: how female pharmacists can take actionSubscription

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.

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Tips to help newly registered pharmacists prepare for revalidation

Once registered, pharmacists need to revalidate each year and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society is here to help, says Janet Till.

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The working lives of pharmacy techniciansSubscription

Emma Wilkinson investigates the effect of expanding pharmacy technician roles on job satisfaction.

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How the Black Pharmacists Collective will close the MPharm attainment gap

How the Black Pharmacists Collective will close the MPharm attainment gap


Black pharmacy students at the University of Manchester have created an organisation to tackle the growing gap in preregistration assessment pass rates between black students and their peers.

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My pharmacy preregistration training provider wasn't up to scratch


Newly registered locum pharmacist Diba Keyhanfar moved training sites a number of times during her preregistration training.

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Our experience of preregistration training in general practice

As general practice pharmacy preregistration training opportunities are now available through Oriel, three newly-qualified pharmacists share their recent placement experience.

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Exam revision

The General Pharmaceutical Council registration assessment is just around the corner — so here is a range of Tomorrow’s Pharmacist content to help preregistration trainees prepare for the big day.

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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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