Pharmacy practice and profession blog
Lucy Hedley highlights the importance of clear documentation and communication on discharge of a patient from hospital and why it is essential to use at least two sources to confirm medication history in vulnerable patients
Pharmacist Audrey Thompson describes the journey of the Queen’s Baton across 70 nations to its current home at the Athlete Village in Dalmarnock.
I never thought that tramadol being a schedule 3 controlled drug would become such a problem. Sure, I envisioned doctors forgetting to fill out controlled drug discharge forms (as is needed for other CDs) and us having to remind them.
Audrey Thompson gives an example of the importance of working with other healthcare professionals at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games polyclinic
The Glasgow 2014 Polyclinic has now been open for five days. Audrey Thompson describes what’s been happening so far
Eliminating intolerance and bigotry is the first step that should be taken towards winning the war on HIV/AIDS
The more I learn of the new inspection model the more concerned I become.
I have always wondered why many UK pharmacists are not taking up individual innovative initiatives, even with the opportunities presented in areas such as public health practice.
The athletes have started to arrive in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games. Pharmacist and volunteer Carole Hunter describes the scene
Before the Commonwealth Games kick off in Glasgow, volunteer Audrey Thompson reflects on the organisations and individuals that have helped the pharmacy team prepare
Pharmacist and Commonwealth Games volunteer Audrey Thompson explains how the team prepared the Glasgow 2014 pharmacy for registration
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 ...