What my deaf daughter taught me about PPE and communicating with the hard of hearing in the pharmacy
Facial coverings are helping us to limit the spread of COVID-19, but for people who rely on lip reading, communication just got harder. Consultant pharmacist Karen Miller, whose daughter is deaf, says we could all rethink how we interact with our patients and each other.
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.
Community pharmacies in Dorset could soon have access to system-wide health and social care records. Robin Mitchell, owner of Victoria Park Pharmacy in Dorchester, explains why pharmacists should jump at the opportunity.
Gareth Evans highlights how community pharmacists can support patients with ongoing weight management and clinically significant weight loss at no extra cost to the NHS.
COVID-19 raged, but mental health staff soldiered on — I am forever indebted to those who saved my mother's life
Pharmacist Ruby Mughal realised she had a lot to learn about humanity in care after seeing the support mental health professionals gave her mother.
When preregistration pharmacist Ismael Ali made strong connections with patients with addiction in his pharmacy, he was shocked to learn how this patient group is often treated.
A London primary care network has created a new role for pharmacists who want to work in both primary care networks and community pharmacy. Mitesh Shah, a pharmacist at South Central Ealing Primary Care Network, explains how a ‘network community pharmacist’ could truly integrate the two settings for the first time.
Unekwuojo Agada knows that black students aspire to be pharmacists, but often asks herself why there are so few at pharmacy school.
Being Pakistani and growing up in the UK, Ishwah Khaliq initially found it difficult to imagine herself being successful because of her ethnicity
Tsariye Doro has received constant reminders that she is different because of her ethnicity.
Asif Sarwar, an advanced clinical pharmacist specialising in electronic prescribing, describes how he and his team developed a tool that successfully reduced prescribing errors for patients with acute paracetamol overdose from 25% to 0%.
How we faced our shocking plastic culture and eradicated our most commonly used single-use items in pharmacy
Pharmacy technician Sam Coombes challenged his trust’s toxic relationship with disposable plastic when he discovered pharmacy had used more than 500,000 plastic items in just three years.
Pharmacy student Jagraj Singh Thandi shares why his peers should organise their own public health campaigns to make every contact with their patients count.
As we celebrate Pride month, pharmacy — and the wider NHS — has a long way to go before it fully supports the health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Pharmacy researcher Zoe Edwards could safely do her university work from home, but she knew there was another way she could help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey contains all the usual questions, but it also delves into how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the working lives of pharmacists.
How fearful medication requests have wreaked havoc on my general practice during the COVID-19 pandemic
Medication-related coronavirus media reports and worried patients have put pressure on general practices and local pharmacies, but we must continue to do right by our patients with chronic conditions, or risk ‘playing catch-up’ later on, says clinical pharmacist Danny Bartlett.
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