Pharmacy practice and profession blog
Volunteers for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games have just been given their first glimpse of the Athlete’s Village. Pharmacist Audrey Thompson describes the site.
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.
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
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
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.
Adam Pattison Rathbone considers how the RPS Faculty and the Foundation Pharmacy Framework may have an impact on career pathways in the NHS
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 ...
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.
As discussed in a previous post,The Pharmaceutical Journal aims tobecome your first ...
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.
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.
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.
This is probably going to be my shortest blog post ever for the PJ online. But it’s a sweet one too.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...