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Pharmacy practice and profession blog

All posts by Adam Pattison Rathbone

What I learnt from running a pharmacy focus group

Posted by: Adam Pattison RathboneFri, 20 Nov 2015

Pharmacy PhD student Adam Pattison Rathbone felt left out at his own focus group. Here, he describes what he learnt from the experience.

Could pharmacists be part of the A&E problem?

Posted by: Adam Pattison RathboneTue, 24 Feb 2015

After hearing about a case where a pharmacist referred a child with a minor paracetamol overdose to A&E, Adam Pattison Rathbone wonders if pharmacists are equipped to be gatekeepers of the NHS.

Long term medicines supply in an acute tertiary centre outpatient pharmacy

Posted by: Adam Pattison RathboneMon, 20 Oct 2014

Adam Pattison Rathbone shares a case study from his work at an outpatient pharmacy service. What decision would you have made?

The value and disparity of preregistration training

Posted by: Adam Pattison RathboneFri, 19 Sep 2014

Could better regulation of preregistration placement providers help to improve the future of the profession? Adam Pattison Rathbone discusses the possibility

Visit your pharmacist first before you see your GP

Posted by: Adam Pattison RathboneTue, 19 Aug 2014

Could a pharmacist referral system to secure GP appointments for those who really need them work?

One down, seventy-four to go

Posted by: Adam Pattison RathboneFri, 11 Jul 2014

There is a lot more to conducting research than I thought there would be. ‘Doing research’ is how I describe what I do to the family, kids and friends, however actually ‘doing research’ is a bit more complicated than it might first sound.

Experiencing New Doctor Week

Posted by: Adam Pattison RathboneFri, 4 Apr 2014

Adam Pattison Rathbone describes his frustration during “new doctor” week, when new junior doctors are brought onto the wards for the first time — but goes on to explain the value of experience

Consultation Skills: taking a repetitive approach

Posted by: Adam Pattison RathboneThu, 20 Mar 2014

After receiving his consultation skills distance learning pack from the CPPE, Adam Pattison Rathbone asks how many times a pharmacist can be expected to learn the same skills.

Hindsight: things are not always what they seem

Posted by: Adam Pattison RathboneMon, 3 Mar 2014

Adam Pattison Rathbone considers how the RPS Faculty and the Foundation Pharmacy Framework may have an impact on career pathways in the NHS

Hindsight; things are not always what they seem

Posted by: Adam Pattison RathboneSat, 1 Mar 2014

During the pre-registration pharmacist training year some trainees can feel frustrated. In my pre-registration year I was initially frustrated that I was spending my first two weeks in the dispensary… an activity I felt was wasting my four years of training at university. When I finally made it to the ward and started to work with the Year One Foundation ...

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