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Tomorrow's pharmacist blog

Hospital work experience: oncology

Posted by: Helen CaleyThu, 18 Jul 2013

I shadowed a pharmacist on a chemotherapy unit who showed methat dosing is by the patient’s surface area. This is done because the dosageneeds to be very accurate for the patient’s size. In addition, the chemotherapychart is separate to the ordinary drug chart which is crucial in helping to

An Insight into Mental Health...

Posted by: Annabel IkwuakolamWed, 10 Jul 2013

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A Quick Reflection On My Pre-Reg Year

Posted by: Brendan FraserTue, 9 Jul 2013

I am sad and yet glad, to be finishing my pre-registration year this week. I have learnt so much this year, but I feel like it's gone so very fast. I am sure many pre-reg's would agree with me. I would probably argue that I learnt more about myself and others than I did about medicines. Which is probably a strange thing to say. 

One week to go...!

Posted by: Ayla AtalarFri, 21 Jun 2013

The official countdown has begun. In one week, the pre-reg exam will be over.

Pharmacist pay & the gender gap

Posted by: Ranveer BasseyThu, 20 Jun 2013

The Office of National Statistics collects data on paywhich, since 2011, has included pharmacists. Their data is sourced from a sample of PAYE records (so excludesself-employed locums). 

A "Superformula" for Cancer

Posted by: Emily HardakerFri, 14 Jun 2013

 For my final semester I chose to do a Cancer biology and therapy module, and whilst being interesting it is not the most uplifting of subjects. Therefore whilst revising it was to my surprise that I stumbled upon this heart-warming story in between journal articles. 

Poisons

Posted by: Brendan FraserThu, 30 May 2013

The case for an integrated RPS & PSNC

Posted by: Ranveer BasseyWed, 29 May 2013

Ever tried to read the DrugTariff?  It's mind-numbingly boring withits lists of numbers, confusing sections and pages that helpfully inform you are"intentionally left blank".  All thishides the fact that its content has an unrivalled impact on how pharmacy ispracticed.

Hospital work experience: neonatal ward part 3 and paediatrics

Posted by: Helen CaleyWed, 29 May 2013

The pharmacist had to deal with the issue of a baby withsuspected meningitis who was due to start a medicine which is only allowed tobe administered from 41 weeks. The medical notes stated that the baby was termwhich is anything from 38 weeks. It was therefore important for the pharmacistto check how old the baby actually was in weeks to determine whether it could

The workload problem in numbers

Posted by: Ranveer BasseyThu, 16 May 2013

There are currently concerns overthe number of pharmacists and their increasing workload.  I've pulled together a few numbers which mighthelp inform the debate.

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