Pharmacy practice and profession blog
Patient representative Alex Taylor describes an interaction he observed between a pharmacist, a patient and the patient’s partner.
David Gibson explains how his pharmacy department stepped up to ensure patients were cared for during the junior doctor’s strike.
Pharmacy PhD student Adam Pattison Rathbone felt left out at his own focus group. Here, he describes what he learnt from the experience.
Royal Pharmaceutical Society representatives provide a round-up of pharmacy highlights at the political party conferences this year.
Pharmacist Amanda Hotston had only been qualified for nine months when she went to help with the Ebola crisis.
At a recent debate at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society annual conference, pharmacists discussed whether homeopathic medicines should be sold from community pharmacies.
Fourth-year pharmacy student Ibrahim Abbadi, who completed a summer placement at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, explains what the hospital is doing to improve care for patients with learning disabilities.
Pharmacist Hayley Gorton specialises in suicide research. Here, she outlines some statistics and factors that may indicate whether someone is at risk.
Nadia Bukhari, senior teaching fellow at the UCL School of Pharmacy, presented a show on health for the Islam Channel for the month of Ramadan.
Putting the price of a medicine on the packet may not improve medicines adherence and may have unintended consequences, writes Paul Gimson.
Telling patients what to do without listening to their needs is a limited approach to consultations. At a recent meeting in London, pharmacists made pledges to help put patients at the centre of decisions.
The latest report on prescriptions dispensed in the England, from the Health and Social Care Information Centre, make complete sense, writes Chris Chapman.
Reddit, a social media network mentioned in the same breath as the likes of Google, Twitter and Facebook, suddenly found itself brought to a standstill by its own users. What does this have to do with how you treat your patients?
Returning to practice after a long break can be challenging. Usmah Banaros, one of the moderators for the “return to practice” group of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, provides a guide to the process.
Patients require different combinations of drugs at different doses. Gino Martini explains how ‘polypills’ may enable patients to take one tablet containing the medicines and doses appropriate for them.
Pharmacy’s Great Exhibition was an opportunity missed, writes Stuart Anderson.
Pharmacist Claire Liew is currently volunteering at an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone. She explains how the disease has affected everyday life.
Healthcare professionals can feel traumatised when they make an error. Patsy Edwards describes research she conducted into the emotional impact of errors on practitioners and the support they subsequently received.
In a skit at Sigma conference in Aamby Valley City, John Zucker and Ash Pandya discussed how to make changes to your pharmacy. Emma Page describes their advice.
After hearing about a case where a pharmacist referred a child with a minor paracetamol overdose to A&E, Adam Pattison Rathbone wonders if pharmacists are equipped to be gatekeepers of the NHS.