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Pharmacy practice and profession blog

Defining leadership

Posted by: Aditya AggarwalThu, 30 May 2019

Aditya Aggarwal explains what leadership in pharmacy looks like to him

Changing perceptions: how Canada's deprescribing network is tackling polypharmacy

Posted by: Cara TannenbaumThu, 16 May 2019

As England prepares to launch its own deprescribing network, the director of a similar scheme in Canada explains what they have done over the past four years.

Why the newly appointed GPhC board left me with more questions than answers

Posted by: Elsy Gomez CamposThu, 2 May 2019

Elsy Gomez Campos questions the lack of black representation on the GPhC board.

After the ballot result: what’s next for Boots and the PDAU

Posted by: Paul DayWed, 1 May 2019

Now the Pharmacists’ Defence Association Union has won recognition for its representation, pharmacists employed by Boots can expect greater independence and support at work, says PDAU national officer Paul Day

Why community pharmacists should undertake the Mary Seacole Programme

Posted by: Ade WilliamsMon, 29 Apr 2019

Ade Williams describes his experience of completing the Mary Seacole Programme

The BBC has got it wrong: we are not 'GP substitutes'

Posted by: Tom GregoryWed, 17 Apr 2019

Pharmacists in general practice provide invaluable expertise and do not exist just to ‘relieve pressure’ on GPs, says clinical pharmacist Tom Gregory.

Ensuring value-based outcomes through medicines optimisation

Posted by: Shazia KarsanThu, 14 Mar 2019

Shazia Karsan describes the value pharmacists bring to integrated community networks in Croydon.

Back to the drawing board: why pharmacists should embrace creativity in patient interactions

Posted by: Nana TomovaWed, 13 Mar 2019

When almost half of patients are unable to understand health information, pharmacists should employ a creative and humanistic approach to discussing medicines with patients, says mental health pharmacist Nana Tomova.

What we do as CPhO clinical fellows

Posted by: The CPhO Clinical FellowsThu, 28 Feb 2019

Katherine Le Bosquet, Louisa Conlon and Adele Mott give an insight into their work as chief pharmaceutical officer fellows.

Treating complex patients in their own homes is possible — we already do it

Posted by: Rabiya MansoorWed, 27 Feb 2019

Improving patient care and making cost savings, the pharmacy homecare team provides much more than just a medicines delivery service, says advanced specialist pharmacist Rabiya Mansoor.

We are already rethinking our training plans because of short-sighted cuts to preregistration funding

Posted by: Mary EvansTue, 19 Feb 2019

With nonsensical changes to preregistration pharmacist funding, we will struggle to train enough pharmacists to fill expanded roles of today, let alone of the future.

Pioneering an independent medicines optimisation clinic in community, in India

Posted by: Mansi ShahThu, 14 Feb 2019

Pharmacist Mansi Shah has developed the first independent community medicines optimisation service in India, but it has not been without its challenges.

Meeting the learning needs of early-career community pharmacists in Northern Ireland

Posted by: Catherine ShawFri, 25 Jan 2019

The Northern Ireland Centre for Pharmacy Learning and Development have a created a foundation programme specifically for community pharmacists.

Meeting the learning needs of early-career community pharmacists in Northern Ireland

Posted by: Colin AdairFri, 25 Jan 2019

The Northern Ireland Centre for Pharmacy Learning and Development have a created a foundation programme specifically for community pharmacists.

Meeting the learning needs of early-career community pharmacists in Northern Ireland

Posted by: Heather BellFri, 25 Jan 2019

The Northern Ireland Centre for Pharmacy Learning and Development have a created a foundation programme specifically for community pharmacists.

How working with podiatry students improved my learning as a pharmacy student

Posted by: Evelyn AndrewsMon, 21 Jan 2019

Pharmacy student Evelyn Andrews describes how shadowing students in a podiatry clinic has changed her perceptions of the role.

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.

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