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Pharmacy practice and profession blog

First visit to the athlete's village

Posted by: Audrey ThompsonMon, 14 Jul 2014

Volunteers for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games have just been given their first glimpse of the Athlete’s Village. Pharmacist Audrey Thompson describes the site.

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.

Reputational management: does pharmacy need it?

Posted by: Elizabeth SukkarWed, 25 Jun 2014

What we need now is a long-term strategy to improve the image and reputation of the profession in the public’s eye that has being damaged by recent events

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 ...

Five alternative careers for pharmacists

Posted by: Anas HassanThu, 30 Jan 2014

Nobody needs to be surprised at how passionate I feel about the current employment crisis within the pharmacy profession at the minute. But I thought I’d explore alternative careers for my latest blog post. One of the most irritating assertions I hear is when someone wrongfully claims that a pharmacist only really has three places to go after qualification - community, hospital or industrial pharmacy. There are various alternatives available to pharmacists.

The Pharmaceutical Journal re-launch: Content structure

Posted by: Arash HejaziThu, 16 Jan 2014

As discussed in a previous post,The Pharmaceutical Journal aims tobecome your first ...

The Pharmaceutical Journal re-launch: The plan

Posted by: Arash HejaziTue, 14 Jan 2014

In the previous post on our blog “Inside The Pharmaceutical Journal” I talked about upcoming changes to your journal. In this post I will outline a summary of changes that you will gradually see during 2014.

The Pharmaceutical Journal relaunch: Introduction

Posted by: Arash HejaziMon, 13 Jan 2014

Francis Bacon, the 17th century philosopher, said: “Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.” The time has come for us to alter The Pharmaceutical Journal for the better designedly.

For 2014, do we save pharmacy's graduates or lose them?

Posted by: Anas HassanMon, 13 Jan 2014

Over the last two weeks or so, I’ve tried to compile a list of things I’d like to see happen in order to protect and improve the pharmacy profession for the twelve months ahead. But in all honesty, I’ve struggled. Because there is only one issue that really dominates the profession for me at the moment - the looming crisis on what we need to do to protect the welfare and enhance the growth of the careers of graduates with a pharmacy degree.

Happy New Year for 2014

Posted by: Anas HassanTue, 31 Dec 2013

This is probably going to be my shortest blog post ever for the PJ online. But it’s a sweet one too.

The world of Botox® and why I strongly support Dr Leah Totton

Posted by: Anas HassanTue, 17 Dec 2013

Earlier this year, unapologetically, I was cheering on Dr Leah Totton who is a qualified doctor from Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland who deservedly became the latest winner of BBC One’s The Apprentice (from the very start ...

Glaswegian solidarity

Posted by: Anas HassanSat, 30 Nov 2013

Today, I was planning to blog about the great success stories of Scotland in the field of medicine, especially being the fact that it is St Andrew’s Day.

£10 for a prescription? You're having a laugh?

Posted by: Anas HassanFri, 29 Nov 2013

No, it’s not Hallo’ween anymore. You did rightly hear that a centre-right political think-tank has proposed the idea of the prescription charge in England to increase to £10. 

Antibiotic apocalypse?

Posted by: Anas HassanThu, 28 Nov 2013

The debate over the continuing effectiveness of antibiotics in general to fight infection in human beings continues to go on and on in the media and between health professionals. 

Community pharmacy vs hospital pharmacy - a tale of two worlds?

Posted by: Anas HassanWed, 27 Nov 2013

I have many friends or fellow comrades who are hospital pharmacists. It’s just that I never get the chance to speak to them as often as I would have wished. It really does feel like sometimes that there ...

The feminisation of pharmacy

Posted by: Anas HassanTue, 26 Nov 2013

Today the White Paper on Scottish independence was launched in Glasgow. As I was tweeting on the event, a discussion emerged about the lack of female journalists present at the Glasgow Science Centre, where the document was launched. It led me to tweet about the rise of women in our working world and pharmacy certainly isn’t ...

The struggle for rural pharmacy in Scotland

Posted by: Anas HassanMon, 25 Nov 2013

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