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Beyond pharmacy blog

Like mother, like son: moving to the UK from Baghdad to excel in pharmacy

Posted by: Fadya Al-HamadaniThu, 5 Dec 2019

When Fadya Al-Hamadani arrived in the UK to study for a PhD in pharmacy, her son could speak only a few words in English, but now he is studying to become a pharmacist like her.

My horrific encounter with ‘fitness to practise’

Posted by: Sarah SeddonWed, 6 Nov 2019

The regulatory process dehumanises those it seeks to protect — it must drastically change.

What my surgical menopause can teach pharmacists about HRT

Posted by: Lucy SkeaFri, 18 Oct 2019

Lucy Skea had a surgical menopause at the age of 39 years; here’s what she thinks pharmacists should know to support patients considering hormone replacement therapy.

Robbery at knifepoint: how our pharmacy coped

Posted by: Amanda SmithWed, 22 Aug 2018

Pharmacy manager Amanda Smith recounts the day her West Yorkshire community pharmacy was targeted by an armed thief, and how the pharmacy team recovered from the ordeal.

I’m a bereaved mother, but I’m still a pharmacist

Posted by: Lisa RaveendranWed, 1 Aug 2018

Hospital pharmacist Lisa Raveendran shares how she overcame her demons to return to work and find her new ‘normal’ following the stillbirth of her son.

2039: Pharmacy after the fall

Posted by: Mark BorthwickWed, 11 Jul 2018

Writing competition 2018

Pouring a stiff drink for the last pharmacist

Posted by: Stuart AndersonWed, 11 Jul 2018

Writing competition 2018

Medicines at a touch of a button

Posted by: Parastou DonyaiWed, 11 Jul 2018

Writing competition 2018

Why we must say goodbye to 'clinical' pharmacists

Posted by: Nahim KhanWed, 11 Jul 2018

Writing competition 2018

Lost in medicine: Mrs Brown's story

Posted by: Michele Rowland JonesWed, 11 Jul 2018

Writing competition 2018

No more white coats: pharmacists emerge from behind the counter

Posted by: Samuel TaylorWed, 11 Jul 2018

Writing competition 2018

Ex Pharmacia: dispensing goes human-free

Posted by: Ewan MauleWed, 11 Jul 2018

Writing competition 2018

The most valued health professional in 2048

Posted by: Steve WilliamsWed, 11 Jul 2018

Writing competition 2018

A pharmacist calls

Posted by: Gavin BirchallWed, 11 Jul 2018

Writing competition 2018

Scorched Earth: after the medicines disappeared

Posted by: Kartik DravidWed, 11 Jul 2018

Writing competition 2018

Give pharmacists the freedom to build the future, now

Posted by: Margret NaluyimaWed, 11 Jul 2018

Writing competition 2018

Pharmacy's future is unknown – but I'm still optimistic

Posted by: Trevor LoweWed, 11 Jul 2018

Writing competition 2018

Medical cannabis — a Canadian pharmacist’s experience

Posted by: Michael BoivinWed, 27 Jun 2018

UK pharmacists must embrace the potential of cannabis in therapy and their role in dispensing it, or risk being left out of the system like pharmacists in Canada, says Canadian pharmacist Michael Boivin.

We need to treat people who take street drugs as patients, not criminals

Posted by: Ash SoniThu, 14 Jun 2018

Healthcare professionals have a role to play in improving care for people who take street drugs and providing better information on their drugs’ content, says Royal Pharmaceutical Society president Ash Soni.

Big Dope: why we shouldn’t rush to legalise medical cannabis

Posted by: Terry MaguireFri, 1 Jun 2018

A powerful cannabis industry could emerge in the footsteps of Big Booze, Big Tobacco and Big Pharma, and we risk becoming beholden to it, says pharmacist Terry Maguire.

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