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  • How collaboration was key at the NHS Nightingale Hospital Yorkshire and the HumberSubscription

    19 JUN 2020

    We were interested to read the article ‘The COVID-19 emergency hospitals: seizing the challenge’ in the May 2020 issue of The Pharmaceutical Journal, and here we report how working together across the hospitals in our area allowed the NHS Nightingale Hospital ...

  • BAME patients less likely to take up community pharmacy services in North West LondonSubscription

    17 JUN 2020

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, the interplay between ethnicity and poor health outcomes has rightly come under scrutiny. A high proportion of those who have lost their lives to COVID-19 were from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups.

  • How we have facilitated workplace-based assessments amid social distancing measuresSubscription

    11 JUN 2020

    Social distancing measures implemented to combat the COVID-19 pandemic have presented many challenges in the workplace. On the clinical pharmacy postgraduate diploma at the Liverpool John Moores University we need to balance compliance with these measures without compromising a practitioner’s training. This prompted me to consider alternative ways of facilitating workplace-based assessments (WBAs), especially for students who require observations of their practice.

  • Why community pharmacy should receive the hospital discharge letterSubscription

    11 JUN 2020

    Patients who stay in hospital can often feel frightened, stressed and vulnerable, so hearing the words “we will discharge you today” can be so comforting. We need to make sure that these patients receive the best possible treatment after they have been discharged.

  • Peter Hylands, a renowned pharmaceutical scientist who specialised in natural products research, has died at the age of 72 years

    Peter Hylands (1946–2019) Subscription

    23 JUL 2019By

    As the first pharmaceutical scientist member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Peter Hylands’ respected and varied career specialised in natural products research.

  • Stewart Sanders Adams

    Stewart Adams (1923–2019)Subscription

    21 FEB 2019By

    Having fallen into the pharmacy profession “purely by chance”, Stewart Adams OBE went on to discover ibuprofen, one of the world’s best selling anti-inflammatory painkillers.

  • Graham Calder

    ‘Pioneer of pharmacy’: Graham Calder (1933–2018) Subscription

    17 OCT 2018

    Described as a ‘pioneer of pharmacy’, former chief pharmacist of Scotland Graham Calder has been an inspiration for many pharmacy professionals during, and since, his varied career.

  • William Charles Evans

    William Charles Evans (1924–2018) Subscription

    16 MAY 2018

    Author of Trease and Evans’ Pharmacognosy, a seminal text on the chemistry and uses of medicinal plants, William Charles Evans was a prolific researcher and educator throughout his 60-year career.

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The homophobia I faced as a pharmacy student is also evident in our health service

30 JUN 2020By

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. 

Im an academic pharmacist who retrained to give remote consultations during the pandemic

I'm an academic pharmacist who retrained to give remote consultations during the pandemic

24 JUN 2020By

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.

Tell us how the coronavirus pandemic has affected your working conditions

Tell us how the coronavirus pandemic has affected your working conditions

23 JUN 2020By

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

How fearful medication requests have wreaked havoc on my general practice during the COVID-19 pandemic

17 JUN 2020By

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.

Sarah Seddon

They don’t teach you how to cope with wearing your PPE when you burst into tears on the COVID-19 ICU

10 JUN 2020By

The pandemic has brought with it a new and overwhelming way of working in intensive care, and it is taking a heavy emotional toll on hospital staff, says clinical pharmacist Sarah Seddon.

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