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Pharmacy practice and profession blog

Pharmacists on ethnicity, pay and career progression

Posted by: Julia RobinsonFri, 14 Dec 2018

Julia Robinson summarises the pertinent themes discussed during The Pharmaceutical Journal’s Twitter chat held on Wednesday 12 December 2018.

Meeting the needs of patients affected by mental illness in community pharmacy

Posted by: Sean QuayThu, 22 Nov 2018

As a community pharmacist, Sean Quay recognised that he could be doing more to support his patients affected by mental illness.

Why small community pharmacies are at risk and how we can save them

Posted by: Alima BatchelorWed, 21 Nov 2018

Independent pharmacies need a new kind of contract if they are to survive the threat from funding cuts and wholesaler market control, says the Pharmacists’ Defence Association’s head of policy, Alima Batchelor.

What's the strangest question you've been asked by a patient?

Posted by: Pharmaceutical JournalThu, 15 Nov 2018

During #AskYourPharmacist Week 2018 — which aims to raise awareness of the services pharmacy can offer — we asked our readers to tell us the most unusual questions their patients had posed to them. From the bizarre to the ridiculous, here are some of our favourites.

How community pharmacy can support patients who have pancreatic cancer

Posted by: Ade WilliamsThu, 8 Nov 2018

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, Ade Williams and Ali Stunt describe the pivotal role pharmacy teams can play. 

On deployment to South Sudan with the Army Reserves

Posted by: Anuj SunderThu, 1 Nov 2018

Army Reserve pharmacist, Anuj K. Sunder shares details of his four-month deployment to South Sudan as part a United Nations Humanitarian Operation

Returning to work as a general practice pharmacist

Posted by: Amira ShaikhFri, 26 Oct 2018

Amira Shaikh describes her experience of undertaking the CPPE GP pharmacist training pathway

Poetry in motion: 10 haiku written by pharmacists

Posted by: Pharmaceutical JournalThu, 11 Oct 2018

The Pharmaceutical Journal asked pharmacists on Twitter to get creative and compose a haiku for National Poetry Day on the 4 October using the hashtag #pharmacyhaiku — here are some of our favourites.

Should pharmacists learn British Sign Language?

Posted by: Saffah Huseeba DanialThu, 11 Oct 2018

Have you ever wondered if sign language is communicated the same universally?

Improving patient care through ward based dispensing

Posted by: Amira ChaudryThu, 4 Oct 2018

The impact of introducing ward based dispensing at Mid Essex Hospital Trust

Research event in Wales helps guide pharmacy staff to turn early ideas into research projects

Posted by: John HarrisTue, 18 Sep 2018

John Harris details how Pharmacy Research Wales is building a community of pharmacy researchers across Wales.

Learning to lead with the Mary Seacole programme: turns out I’m not a know-it-all

Posted by: Chandani SakariaThu, 30 Aug 2018

Chandani Sakaria shares her experience of completing the Mary Seacole programme for leaders.

The RPS Foundation Programme: not just for hospital pharmacists

Posted by: Darren PughThu, 9 Aug 2018

Pharmacist Darren Pugh, describes how the RPS Foundation Programme has benefited his community pharmacy career.

Dear health secretary… an open letter to Matt Hancock

Posted by: Michael HewitsonWed, 8 Aug 2018

Mike Hewitson gives some timely advice to the new person in charge of the NHS.

If you want to thrive, stay curious

Posted by: Sasa JankovicWed, 1 Aug 2018

Saša Jankovic writes about the RPS Women in Leadership: Survive and Thrive event held on 27 June 2018

How a £600 laptop helped us to integrate with our local general practice

Posted by: Garry MyersWed, 25 Jul 2018

Pharmacist and practice partner Garry Myers shares his model for a partnership between general practice and its local community pharmacy, which, if rolled out across England, could save practices over 15m appointments a year.

Evoking Darzi philosophy through a CPhO Clinical Fellowship

Posted by: Louisa S ConlonMon, 9 Jul 2018

Louisa Conlon describes her experience of applying for and being awarded a CPhO clinical fellowship at the Care Quality Commission

Volunteering on pilgrimage to Lourdes

Posted by: Charlotte RichardsonMon, 25 Jun 2018

Charlotte Richardson describes her experience of volunteering as a newly qualified pharmacist as part of the annual Middlesbrough diocese pilgrimage to Lourdes.

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.

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