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Jay Patel, third year MPharm student, De Montfort University

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

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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.

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How The Pharmaceutical Journal will support pharmacy teams through the COVID-19 pandemic

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As all sectors of pharmacy are being put under immense pressure to maintain patient care, Tony Scully writes to reassure readers that we are doing everything we can to deliver supportive, up-to-date content.

How I landed a pharmacy internship at Fresenius Kabi

How I landed a coveted internship at a clinical nutrition and biosimilars pharma companySubscription

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Pharmacy student Ali Maasoumi Sarvestani refused to let previous rejection stop him from landing a dream summer internship with Fresenius Kabi.

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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.

How interdisciplinary collaboration deepened my appreciation for other healthcare professions

How ditching professional tribalism and working collaboratively benefits us all

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We shouldn’t be afraid to collaborate with non-pharmacists — we all become better professionals when we teach and learn from each other.

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Pharmacy closures: the funding cuts landed me in A&E

A pharmacist’s experience of deciding to close their pharmacy reveals the personal toll of the government’s cuts to funding for the sector.

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

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

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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

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

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

This Morning labelled us ‘pretend doctors’: here’s why we are anything but

Pharmacists are anything but 'pretend doctors'

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

One pharmacist’s experience of discrimination owing to their disabilities

How the pharmacy profession disregarded me and my disability, and why it must change

One pharmacist’s experience of discrimination, owing to their disabilities, shows that the profession still has a long way to go towards equality.

How I enhanced my CV by participating in extracurricular activities

How I boosted my pharmacy CV with extracurricular activities

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It takes more than academic achievement to succeed as a pharmacist, says fourth-year pharmacy student Alex McTaggart.

Why pharmacists should never settle for a general practice that doesn't support them

Why pharmacists should never settle for a general practice that doesn't support them

Rupa Lyall’s first experience of general practice was a sour one, but she didn’t give up and found a practice where she belongs.

What it's like working as a pharmacist on the groundbreaking new CAR-T therapy Jackie Chappell

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

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

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