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Pharmacy practice and profession blog

Our pharmacy team is leading our PCN’s COVID-19 vaccination service — and it feels electric

Posted by: Isobel BancroftFri, 15 Jan 2021

Spirits are running high at Chesterfield and Dronfield Primary Care Network, which has given 4,500 COVID-19 vaccinations since Christmas, says lead pharmacist Isobel Bancroft.

How working at NHS Test and Trace landed me a role heading my university’s COVID-19 case management team

Posted by: Gurinder SinghThu, 7 Jan 2021

Pharmacist and lecturer Gurinder Singh’s pharmacy skills proved invaluable during his work as a clinical contact caseworker at NHS Test and Trace — then he was headhunted to lead the University of Reading’s COVID-19 case management team.

What I learned volunteering my pharmacy skills at a health clinic for refugees and asylum seekers

Posted by: Laura BurleyTue, 29 Dec 2020

Pharmacist Laura Burley’s skills proved invaluable at a refugee camp in Samos, Greece, where she was involved in everything from counselling patients on scabies medication, to streamlining the camp clinic’s systems.

How our multidisciplinary approach helped us reduce our practice’s high-dose prescribing by almost half

Posted by: Rory DonnellyThu, 17 Dec 2020

Senior GP pharmacist Rory Donnelly explains how his practice helped reduce high-dose opioid prescribing by an average of 40%.

The Women to Watch 2020 independent advisory panel

Posted by: Angela KamMon, 7 Dec 2020

Well respected leaders within the pharmacy profession volunteered their time and expertise to assess nominations for The Pharmaceutical Journal’s Women to Watch 2020 initiative.

How our pharmacy-led medicines information service supported clinicians on the COVID-19 frontline

Posted by: Cristina CoelhoThu, 26 Nov 2020

Cristina Coelho, lead pharmacist in medicines information at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, on how her team of pharmacy professionals were indispensable in providing the latest and most accurate new COVID-19 information to clinicians on the ground.

I was incensed by society's misconception of pharmacy, so I wrote a book on it

Posted by: Janelle Sze Lok SoongWed, 11 Nov 2020

Preregistration pharmacist and book lover Janelle Soong was shocked by the perception that pharmacists ‘just stick labels on boxes’, so she collected her favourite real-life tales to show what pharmacy is really about.

When I hit a wall in my pharmacy career, clinical research was a lifeline

Posted by: Adam SutherlandWed, 21 Oct 2020

When hospital pharmacist Adam Sutherland felt his career had reached a dead end, research offered him exciting new opportunities.

We designed a new way of tapering antidepressants, but why won't the health authorities recognise its value?

Posted by: Peter GrootMon, 12 Oct 2020

When Peter Groot, a researcher in mental health experience, suffered uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms from his antidepressants, he set about developing tapering strips — clever tools to help patients gradually reduce their dose. But, despite their effectiveness, they are yet to take the medical community by storm.

How our trust's pharmacists are leading, not just validating, pharmacogenomics testing

Posted by: Catherine ChaytorWed, 2 Sep 2020

Senior cancer pharmacists like Catherine Chaytor at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are at the forefront of new technology using patients’ genomes to identify their risk of chemotherapy side effects.

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