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Tomorrow's pharmacist blog

The case for an integrated RPS & PSNC

Posted by: Ranveer BasseyWed, 29 May 2013

Ever tried to read the DrugTariff?  It's mind-numbingly boring withits lists of numbers, confusing sections and pages that helpfully inform you are"intentionally left blank".  All thishides the fact that its content has an unrivalled impact on how pharmacy ispracticed.

Hospital work experience: neonatal ward part 3 and paediatrics

Posted by: Helen CaleyWed, 29 May 2013

The pharmacist had to deal with the issue of a baby withsuspected meningitis who was due to start a medicine which is only allowed tobe administered from 41 weeks. The medical notes stated that the baby was termwhich is anything from 38 weeks. It was therefore important for the pharmacistto check how old the baby actually was in weeks to determine whether it could

The workload problem in numbers

Posted by: Ranveer BasseyThu, 16 May 2013

There are currently concerns overthe number of pharmacists and their increasing workload.  I've pulled together a few numbers which mighthelp inform the debate.

Who needs a pharmacist anyway?!

Posted by: Sara ValenteWed, 8 May 2013

University being expensive is irrelevant

Posted by: Ranveer BasseyTue, 7 May 2013

University is expensive. The numbers scream that fact.  Atypical pharmacy student will borrow £36k in tuition fee loans and at least £14kin maintenance loans, totalling a scary £50k. Add another (roughly) £10k if they complete the 5-year course.  It's good then that, for the vast majority,these numbers are meaningless.  You could

A Real Pharmacist

Posted by: Brendan FraserSat, 4 May 2013

Cosmetics, oxygen and Kate Middleton

Posted by: Sadia NaeemFri, 26 Apr 2013

DISCLAIMER: Although I wish I was, I do not stand to gain anything from Karin Herzog UK. Fans of Ben Goldacre may be pleased to know that this blog contains a healthy dose of scepticism. Additionally, I have only scraped the surface in the debate.There are probably many things that mymum and the Duchess of Cambridge have in common (such as a fondness for acertain Prince!). But one that I recently discovered was her promotion of KarinHerzog. 

My unofficial pharmacy advice

Posted by: Sara ValenteThu, 25 Apr 2013

An aspirational vision for pharmacy

Posted by: Ranveer BasseyWed, 24 Apr 2013

What would community pharmacylook like in Wonderland?  Join me as we tumbledown the rabbit hole...

An Electronic Opportunity

Posted by: Brendan FraserSun, 21 Apr 2013

Life in palliative care

Posted by: Ayla AtalarFri, 19 Apr 2013

The struggle for jobs

Posted by: Ranveer BasseyTue, 16 Apr 2013

You would not be hailed as thenext Nostradamus for predicting the current state of the pharmacy jobmarket.  It's an inevitable consequenceof a more than doubling of the number of schools of pharmacy within the lastdecade.  A stagnating economy andausterity healthcare budget don't help.

Weird pharmacy

Posted by: Sara ValenteTue, 2 Apr 2013

Reflecting on NHS reform

Posted by: Ranveer BasseyMon, 1 Apr 2013

Admit it.  For all the paperwork they harassed you with,you'll miss your PCT, even if only because you knew what you were getting.  It's too late to send your farewell card -today they are gone.

Seamless Care and I.T.

Posted by: Brendan FraserMon, 1 Apr 2013

Generally busy

Posted by: Ayla AtalarSun, 24 Mar 2013

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Dispensing happiness

Posted by: Ranveer BasseySun, 24 Mar 2013

Pharmacists dispensed £270million worth of happiness in2011, with 1 in every 20 items dispensed being an antidepressant.  It worries me a little.

Audit

Posted by: Brendan FraserTue, 19 Mar 2013

Resistance is futile

Posted by: Emily HardakerTue, 12 Mar 2013

Hospital work experience: neonatal ward part 2

Posted by: Helen CaleySat, 9 Mar 2013

As it is very rare to find medicines specifically made forneonates there is often a lot of wastage. The pharmacist I was with remarkedthat if someone set up a company specialising in neonatal medicines they wouldmake a fortune! Another issue when administering medicines to neonates is thetaste and texture of oral formulations because if a medicine tastes unpleasant

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