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Pharmacy practice and profession blog

How our pharmacist-led anticoagulation service saves more than 500 bed days per year

Posted by: Sophie BlowWed, 28 Aug 2019

Surgeries are sometimes cancelled because of problems with anticoagulation, but pharmacist-led bridging clinics can reduce the number of cancellations.

Six ways to survive working as an on-call pharmacist

Posted by: Sinéad PeareThu, 8 Aug 2019

Top tips for keeping your cool while working on call.

Adoption of closed loop medicines administration into the NHS

Posted by: Samrina BhattiThu, 8 Aug 2019

Samrina Bhatti describes how closed loop medicines administration can reduce medication error rates.

Data-driven care: why pharmacy needs to get involved

Posted by: Andrew DaviesWed, 31 Jul 2019

Access to data will transform the NHS — it’s time pharmacists got to grips with clinical informatics, says Andrew Davies.

Increasing attendance at post foundation pharmacist training sessions

Posted by: Michael HodginsThu, 25 Jul 2019

Mike Hodgins and Frances Clymer describe how they overcame poor attendance at Sheffield Teach Hospitals pharmacy teaching sessions.

How our remote prescribing service has improved care

Posted by: Ade WilliamsFri, 12 Jul 2019

We can transform care by embracing portfolio working and remote technologies, says Ade Williams.

My role as an ambassador for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Posted by: Fatema MamdaniThu, 4 Jul 2019

Newly registered pharmacist Fatema Mamdani describes why she applied to become a representative for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Pharmacists: we can support people with alcohol issues

Posted by: Roz GittinsWed, 26 Jun 2019

Brief interventions by community pharmacists — which require little time and no specialist training — can make a big difference to people with alcohol addiction, says Addaction pharmacy director Roz Gittins.

The Darzi experience

Posted by: Elizabeth ButterfieldMon, 17 Jun 2019

Liz Butterfield, clinical lead for medicines optimisation at Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network, writes about her experience of sponsoring a Darzi Fellowship Project.

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.

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