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Pharmacy practice and profession blog

Give pharmacists the tools and we will finish the job

Posted by: Emmanuel ChisadzaWed, 20 Jun 2018

Locum pharmacist Emmanuel Chisadza shuns the current reimbursement framework for community pharmacy, and calls for a model that recognises that value of pharmaceutical care.

Will pharmacies ever go 'zero waste'?

Posted by: Emily CooperTue, 12 Jun 2018

Pharmacists can start discussions on new packaging methods to reduce the amount of waste pharmacy sends to landfill, says preregistration trainee Emily Cooper.

My career of bumps, hill starts and road closures

Posted by: Tess FennMon, 21 May 2018

Tess Fenn, president of the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) reflects on her 48 years as a pharmacy technician

Women in leadership: survive and thrive

Posted by: Claire ThompsonWed, 2 May 2018

Claire Thompson, deputy chief scientist for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and Nadia Bukhari, senior UCL teaching fellow and RPS English pharmacy board member, are hosting an event for female pharmacy professionals on 27 June 2018.

Medicines advice for patients observing a halal diet

Posted by: Nadia BukhariWed, 18 Apr 2018

Nadia Bukhari summarises halal, haram, mushbooh and tayyib, and the factors healthcare professionals should consider when caring for Muslim patients who follow a halal diet.

Join the panel leading the discussion on gender inequality in pharmacy

Posted by: Angela KamThu, 5 Apr 2018

The Pharmaceutical Journal Twitter chat on gender inequality in pharmacy is being held on Tuesday 10 April 2018 at 8 — 9pm (BST). Join the panel leading the discussion and use the tag #PJMindTheGap.

Introducing the Stay Well Pharmacy campaign

Posted by: Bruce WarnerTue, 27 Mar 2018

Bruce Warner, deputy chief pharmaceutical officer for England, presents the Stay Well Pharmacy campaign, a new national initiative launched by NHS England.

Getting to know the chief pharmaceutical officer's clinical fellows — Justin, Tahmina and Khola

Posted by: The CPhO Clinical FellowsThu, 22 Mar 2018

Thinking of applying for the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer’s Clinical Fellow Scheme? The clinical fellows from 2017–2018 give insight into their experiences and encourage those interested to apply.

Reaching statistical significance: lessons from our first salary survey

Posted by: Angela KamTue, 20 Mar 2018

The 2017 Pharmaceutical Journal Salary Survey was the journal’s first attempt at performing a workforce salary and satisfaction survey. Here are the lessons we learnt along the way.

Getting to know the chief pharmaceutical officer's clinical fellows — Graeme, Cherise and Danielle

Posted by: The CPhO Clinical FellowsThu, 8 Mar 2018

Thinking of applying for the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer Clinical Fellow Scheme? The clinical fellows from 2017–2018 give insight into their experiences and encourage those interested to apply.

Getting to know the chief pharmaceutical officer's clinical fellows — Naveen, Stephen and Emma

Posted by: The CPhO Clinical FellowsThu, 22 Feb 2018

Are you thinking of applying for the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer Clinical Fellow Scheme? The clinical fellows from 2017–2018 give insight into their experiences and encourage those interested to apply.

Are you a pharmacist with OCD? You’re not alone, and there is help out there

Posted by: Corrinne BurnsWed, 21 Feb 2018

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can be an added stressor to an already challenging job in pharmacy. Corrinne Burns caught up with pharmacists living with symptoms of the condition to find how they manage them.

Moving from retail to industry: a letter to all pharmacists

Posted by: Vikesh LadWed, 17 Jan 2018

Former community pharmacist Vikesh Lad describes his new career at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

Mindfulness: a solution to unconscious bias in healthcare?

Posted by: Baguiasri MandaneWed, 3 Jan 2018

The practice of mindfulness — being fully present and aware of the moment — is gaining traction, and it could be a useful technique to reduce unconscious bias and provide equity in healthcare.

Mindfulness: a solution to unconscious bias in healthcare?

Posted by: shivali fulchandWed, 3 Jan 2018

The practice of mindfulness — being fully present and aware of the moment — is gaining traction, and it could be a useful technique to reduce unconscious bias and provide equity in healthcare.

A pharmacist's guide to becoming more assertive

Posted by: Corrinne BurnsTue, 19 Dec 2017

Pharmacists should take advantage of Pharmacist Support’s free wellbeing workshops, which cover time management, stress management and building resilience.

My placement at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum

Posted by: Ariel LinWed, 15 Nov 2017

Master of Arts student Ariel Lin describes her eight-week end-of-year work placement experience at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum.

A vision for the future of community pharmacy

Posted by: Evgenia PaloumpiWed, 8 Nov 2017

PhD candidate Evgenia Paloumpi explains how her research aims to help the community pharmacy sector thrive in an uncertain future.

Becoming a pharmacist in a GP practice: running clinics

Posted by: Regina AhmedFri, 3 Nov 2017

Regina Ahmed has decided to try a career in the primary care sector. In the sixth of a series of blog posts, she describes the typical duties she performs when running a medication review clinics.

Mesothelioma and the role of the oncology pharmacist

Posted by: Charles MacGregorTue, 31 Oct 2017

Our latest blog is from the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, an organisation dedicated to raising awareness and providing the most up-to-date and helpful information about mesothelioma cancer.

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