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All posts from: November 2012

Regenerative medicine

Posted by: Sophie KhatibMon, 26 Nov 2012

What a weekend!  I have just got back from the BPSA conference and the focus of today was ‘Science into practice’.  Something that I am really interested in, as you can probably tell from my other blogs!

Sophie the scientist

Posted by: Sophie KhatibFri, 23 Nov 2012

I never thought I was very good at science – it always posed more questions than it answered and was very complicated with lots of work to learn for exams.  Since I started Uni, I realised that learning was SO much more than passing exams.

The Role of a Pharmacist

Posted by: Tue, 20 Nov 2012

This is funny to admit at this stage of my pre-registration year, but I do not fully understand the role of a pharmacist. Those of you who read my blogs may be thinking – “why?” Surely after four years at university and four months of pre-registration training I should understand the role of the pharmacist. But the truth is I don’t, and here’s why.

Do people really know what we do?

Posted by: Emily HardakerMon, 19 Nov 2012

Recently when I was wasting time on the internet, I stumbled across an article on the Times Higher Education website. It was written by one Kevin Smith of the University of Abertay Dundee about another article discussing the increasing numbers of students studying pharmacy in the UK.

Patient notes

Posted by: Sophie KhatibSun, 18 Nov 2012

BPSA conference: Pennine area

Posted by: Sara ValenteSun, 18 Nov 2012

The Pennine area BPSA conference took place this Saturday (17thNovember) at Manchester University, which boasted a sold out event with topspeakers. Annie Sellers – a fourth year pharmacy student at Manchester University –

Older people and lots of pharmacy

Posted by: Ayla AtalarFri, 16 Nov 2012

Edible deodorant

Posted by: Sara ValenteThu, 15 Nov 2012

A Daily Mail article was brought to my attention about a newdeodorant that is being marketed by Deo Perfume but instead of applying it to yourarmpits, you eat it! The scientific rationale behind the new candy is that it

Pre-registration training: a week in the life part 1.

Posted by: Connie PringleWed, 14 Nov 2012

Any attempt I make to describe aweek in the life of a hospital pre-reg promotes the conclusion that there is no‘typical’ day.  However, over the nextcouple of months, I intend to blog through a few weeks of my working life as apre-registration pharmacist. Maybe this will give students an insight into

How generic drugs are named

Posted by: Ranveer BasseySun, 11 Nov 2012

Despite what it might seem, the process of creating drug names does not involve a bowl of alphabet soup, someone sneezing and interpretation of the resulting mess.  The process is a little more considered than that.


Posted by: Sophie KhatibFri, 9 Nov 2012

I must admit, I had never heard of epigenetics until this week so I have done what any scientist would: started a literature search on the topic.

Hospital work experience: the journey of a prescription through the dispensary

Posted by: Helen CaleyTue, 6 Nov 2012

The general workflow in the dispensary is as follows: any incoming medicines requests are entered into a filing system according to urgency.  A dispenser selects a medicines request and proceeds to work on one of five dispensing computers to input patient information and to select the medication etc.  The dispenser then has to choose the correct person/ward to cost the supply to.

Are expired drugs overlooked?

Posted by: Sophie KhatibMon, 5 Nov 2012

You have a throbbing headache and look in your medicine cabinet for something to take.  Oh thank goodness, you have got some painkillers in.  But you notice that they are 6 months out of date – would you still take them?  We have had it drilled into us that we should not use things past their expiry date: food, medicines and cosmetics alike. 

The Real World

Posted by: Mon, 5 Nov 2012

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