Pharmacy practice and profession blog
Underfunding has hit my community pharmacy hard, but we’re determined to provide new high-value services
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.
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.
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.
Pharmacist Su Wood’s work on estimating reduced kidney function led to a major change in national recommendations for prescribing in older people.
Pharmacists do much more than just dispense medicines, says hospital pharmacist Fatema Mamdani.
Clinical pharmacist Jackie Chappell shares her experiences of working with CAR-T therapy, a new cell-engineering treatment for cancer.
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.
New general practice pharmacists can feel isolated, but mentorship can boost their resilience and the care they give patients, says clinical pharmacist Niketa Dass.
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.
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.
Working across different settings not only gives job satisfaction, but also benefits patient care, says portfolio pharmacist Ailsa Sharrock.
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.
In 2018, pharmacist Alda Hummelinck volunteered in Cambodia to help identify opportunities to improve medicines and patient safety.
Do you feel confident in completing your reflective account? This example helps you understand what you need to include in your GPhC submission
Have you completed your peer discussion? This example peer discussion will help you know what you need to record when completing your revalidation entry.
An example CPD entry from the perspective of a community pharmacist who has recently completed unplanned CPD on acne.
An example CPD entry from the perspective of a community pharmacist who has recently completed planned CPD on endometriosis.
From September 2019, our CPD modules will be changing from ‘true or false’ questions to ‘single best answer’ questions.
Work to improve the inclusivity of healthcare for Māori people shows the importance of cultural competence in addressing differences in health outcomes, say pharmacists from New Zealand.
Former community pharmacist Danny Bartlett has worked in his new local primary care network for a matter of months, but he is already making an impact on his patients.