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Pharmacy practice and profession blog

COVID-19 has put my MPharm on hold, so I'm doing my bit for pharmacy on the frontline

Posted by: Jay PatelWed, 1 Apr 2020

All young, fit and healthy pharmacy students should do anything they can to help their NHS during the coronavirus pandemic, says pharmacy student Jay Patel.

COVID-19: I had to close and disinfect my consultation room after an at-risk patient presented at my pharmacy

Posted by: Lindsey FairbrotherFri, 13 Mar 2020

Pharmacy owner Lindsey Fairbrother describes how her team coped when a patient who had recently returned from at-risk northern Italy visited her pharmacy.

Underfunding has hit my community pharmacy hard, but we’re determined to provide new high-value services

Posted by: Eoghan O’BrienMon, 9 Mar 2020

Community pharmacist Eoghan O’Brien explains the impact of underfunding on the sector in Northern Ireland, and what he’s doing to continue providing a valued service to patients.

An outsider's perspective: it is time for pharmacy to shed its old skin

Posted by: Laura SimsThu, 27 Feb 2020

As a doctor turned pharmacy lecturer, I’ve learned how much pharmacy contributes to healthcare, but the profession must evolve, says former doctor Laura Sims.

Why storytelling is essential to my work as a mental health pharmacist

Posted by: Nana TomovaWed, 5 Feb 2020

Stories bring us closer together, help us build trust and deliver wisdom, hope and healing — never underestimate their power, says mental health pharmacist Nana Tomova.

How my part-time medicines safety PhD changed prescribing practice for older people

Posted by: Su WoodFri, 31 Jan 2020

Pharmacist Su Wood’s work on estimating reduced kidney function led to a major change in national recommendations for prescribing in older people.

Pharmacists are anything but 'pretend doctors'

Posted by: Fatema MamdaniFri, 24 Jan 2020

Pharmacists do much more than just dispense medicines, says hospital pharmacist Fatema Mamdani.

Working as a pharmacist on the groundbreaking new CAR-T therapy

Posted by: Jackie ChappellThu, 9 Jan 2020

Clinical pharmacist Jackie Chappell shares her experiences of working with CAR-T therapy, a new cell-engineering treatment for cancer.

How I convinced GPs to let pharmacists lead a successful triage service

Posted by: Amira ShaikhTue, 24 Dec 2019

Amira Shaikh, a GP pharmacist in London, explains how a strong awareness of her clinical abilities and limitations helped her launch a successful pharmacist-led patient triaging service.

Why having a mentor is so important to pharmacists working in general practice

Posted by: Niketa DassWed, 27 Nov 2019

New general practice pharmacists can feel isolated, but mentorship can boost their resilience and the care they give patients, says clinical pharmacist Niketa Dass.

How our pharmacy became the first in North Wales to write prescriptions for minor illnesses

Posted by: Steffan JohnWed, 20 Nov 2019

Superintendent pharmacist Steffan John shares his experience of treading new ground in the launch of North Wales’ first acute minor illness service, led by independent prescribing pharmacists.

How we introduced population health management to our hospital trust

Posted by: James ColeWed, 13 Nov 2019

University College London Hospitals Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is using its patients’ data to identify groups with similar characteristics and design new models of proactive care specifically for them.

How a portfolio career like mine could give the pharmacy workforce a boost

Posted by: Ailsa SharrockWed, 30 Oct 2019

Working across different settings not only gives job satisfaction, but also benefits patient care, says portfolio pharmacist Ailsa Sharrock.

I'm proud of pharmacists taking the lead on World Patient Safety Day

Posted by: Barry JubrajWed, 16 Oct 2019

Barry Jubraj from the Specialist Pharmacy Service was taken aback by the range of projects pharmacy teams across the country are working on to improve patient safety.

Improving medicines safety as a volunteer pharmacist in Cambodia

Posted by: Alda HummelinckWed, 9 Oct 2019

In 2018, pharmacist Alda Hummelinck volunteered in Cambodia to help identify opportunities to improve medicines and patient safety.

Reflective account example: a community pharmacist reflects on his communication skills

Posted by: Kristoffer StewartFri, 4 Oct 2019

Do you feel confident in completing your reflective account? This example helps you understand what you need to include in your GPhC submission

Peer discussion example: a locum's view on medicine safety and near misses

Posted by: Kristoffer StewartFri, 4 Oct 2019

Have you completed your peer discussion? This example peer discussion will help you know what you need to record when completing your revalidation entry.

Unplanned learning example: improving understanding of patient experience in acne

Posted by: Kristoffer StewartThu, 3 Oct 2019

An example CPD entry from the perspective of a community pharmacist who has recently completed unplanned CPD on acne.

Planned learning example: learning about endometriosis

Posted by: Kristoffer StewartWed, 2 Oct 2019

An example CPD entry from the perspective of a community pharmacist who has recently completed planned CPD on endometriosis.

Updating CPD modules to help improve learning

Posted by: Natasha LeesonMon, 30 Sep 2019

From September 2019, our CPD modules will be changing from ‘true or false’ questions to ‘single best answer’ questions.

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