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Pharmacy practice and profession blog

Introducing the Stay Well Pharmacy campaign

Posted by: Bruce WarnerTue, 27 Mar 2018

Bruce Warner, deputy chief pharmaceutical officer for England, presents the Stay Well Pharmacy campaign, a new national initiative launched by NHS England.

Getting to know the chief pharmaceutical officer's clinical fellows — Justin, Tahmina and Khola

Posted by: The CPhO Clinical FellowsThu, 22 Mar 2018

Thinking of applying for the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer’s Clinical Fellow Scheme? The clinical fellows from 2017–2018 give insight into their experiences and encourage those interested to apply.

Reaching statistical significance: lessons from our first salary survey

Posted by: Angela KamTue, 20 Mar 2018

The 2017 Pharmaceutical Journal Salary Survey was the journal’s first attempt at performing a workforce salary and satisfaction survey. Here are the lessons we learnt along the way.

Getting to know the chief pharmaceutical officer's clinical fellows — Graeme, Cherise and Danielle

Posted by: The CPhO Clinical FellowsThu, 8 Mar 2018

Thinking of applying for the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer Clinical Fellow Scheme? The clinical fellows from 2017–2018 give insight into their experiences and encourage those interested to apply.

Getting to know the chief pharmaceutical officer's clinical fellows — Naveen, Stephen and Emma

Posted by: The CPhO Clinical FellowsThu, 22 Feb 2018

Are you thinking of applying for the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer Clinical Fellow Scheme? The clinical fellows from 2017–2018 give insight into their experiences and encourage those interested to apply.

Are you a pharmacist with OCD? You’re not alone, and there is help out there

Posted by: Corrinne BurnsWed, 21 Feb 2018

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can be an added stressor to an already challenging job in pharmacy. Corrinne Burns caught up with pharmacists living with symptoms of the condition to find how they manage them.

Moving from retail to industry: a letter to all pharmacists

Posted by: Vikesh LadWed, 17 Jan 2018

Former community pharmacist Vikesh Lad describes his new career at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

Mindfulness: a solution to unconscious bias in healthcare?

Posted by: Baguiasri MandaneWed, 3 Jan 2018

The practice of mindfulness — being fully present and aware of the moment — is gaining traction, and it could be a useful technique to reduce unconscious bias and provide equity in healthcare.

Mindfulness: a solution to unconscious bias in healthcare?

Posted by: shivali fulchandWed, 3 Jan 2018

The practice of mindfulness — being fully present and aware of the moment — is gaining traction, and it could be a useful technique to reduce unconscious bias and provide equity in healthcare.

A pharmacist's guide to becoming more assertive

Posted by: Corrinne BurnsTue, 19 Dec 2017

Pharmacists should take advantage of Pharmacist Support’s free wellbeing workshops, which cover time management, stress management and building resilience.

My placement at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum

Posted by: Ariel LinWed, 15 Nov 2017

Master of Arts student Ariel Lin describes her eight-week end-of-year work placement experience at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum.

A vision for the future of community pharmacy

Posted by: Evgenia PaloumpiWed, 8 Nov 2017

PhD candidate Evgenia Paloumpi explains how her research aims to help the community pharmacy sector thrive in an uncertain future.

Becoming a pharmacist in a GP practice: running clinics

Posted by: Regina AhmedFri, 3 Nov 2017

Regina Ahmed has decided to try a career in the primary care sector. In the sixth of a series of blog posts, she describes the typical duties she performs when running a medication review clinics.

Mesothelioma and the role of the oncology pharmacist

Posted by: Charles MacGregorTue, 31 Oct 2017

Our latest blog is from the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, an organisation dedicated to raising awareness and providing the most up-to-date and helpful information about mesothelioma cancer.

Reflections on the Conservative Party conference

Posted by: Sibby BuckleWed, 18 Oct 2017

Sibby Buckle, vice-chair of the English Pharmacy Board, represented the Royal Pharmaceutical Society at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester and gives her impression of pharmacy’s position in the healthcare scrum.

Why research is for everyone

Posted by: Baguiasri MandaneTue, 17 Oct 2017

In the blog ‘Interning at the National Institute for Health Research’ (NIHR), we touched on the vision, mission and aims of the NIHR alongside the role of the research nurses. Here, we explore why and how pharmacists can get involved in promoting research to patients and the wider public.

Why research is for everyone

Posted by: Bejal GosaiTue, 17 Oct 2017

In the blog ‘Interning at the National Institute for Health Research’ (NIHR), we touched on the vision, mission and aims of the NIHR alongside the role of the research nurses. Here, we explore why and how pharmacists can get involved in promoting research to patients and the wider public.

Liberal Democrat conference – a very personal reflection

Posted by: Sandra GidleyFri, 13 Oct 2017

Sandra Gidley, chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society English Pharmacy Board, shares her experience of politics and the 2017 Liberal Democrat conference.

A personal view of the Labour Party conference

Posted by: John LunnyThu, 12 Oct 2017

John Lunny, public affairs manager of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, attended the Labour Party annual conference in September and shares his impressions.

Becoming a pharmacist in a GP practice: multidisciplinary working and learning from colleagues

Posted by: Regina AhmedTue, 3 Oct 2017

Regina Ahmed has decided to try a career in the primary care sector. In the fifth of a series of blog posts, she describes her experience of shadowing healthcare professionals at the hospital, progressing on the CPPE pathway, and learning more about mental health.

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