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Tomorrow's pharmacist blog

The next pharmacy scandal

Posted by: Ranveer BasseySun, 1 Sep 2013

Pharmacy has had more than its fair shareof scandal recently.  It began with inappropriatesales of over-the-counter medicines, then moved on to several variants of thespecials procurement theme.  I thinkthere's another area pharmacy needs to be more vigilant of: patient confidentiality.

Becoming the Responsible Pharmacist..

Posted by: Connie PringleMon, 26 Aug 2013

So here I am,breaking the silence and rising from a black hole of absent blogs as a full-onpharmacist!

US vs UK; the Obesity Epidemic

Posted by: Emily HardakerMon, 19 Aug 2013

 

Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome

Posted by: Sophie KhatibMon, 19 Aug 2013

ONtrack (review)

Posted by: Ranveer BasseyFri, 16 Aug 2013

Preregs have a number of resources available to help them pass the registration exam.  The list includes workbooks, workshops, mockpapers, books and websites.  But few areas authoritative and useful as ONtrack,

A view from the PJ letters archive

Posted by: Ranveer BasseyMon, 12 Aug 2013

I recently stumbled across the PJ archive and promptly got lostsomewhere in a 1999 version of pharmacy as depicted by readers' letters.

Passing the registration exam and becoming a Pharmacist!

Posted by: Ayla AtalarThu, 1 Aug 2013

 am happy, proud, excited, delighted and surprised to say that I have passed the registration exam and am on the way to becoming a Pharmacist! I still cannot believe I have made it and it has almost been a week since I found out. Seeing my name on the pass list brought up so many emotions from all the hard work five years has produced.

Pharmacists should supply illegal drugs

Posted by: Ranveer BasseyMon, 29 Jul 2013

We share our profession withseveral thousand people you won't find on the register.  Their behaviour makes those selling Oramorphlook tame.  Dubious advice, no qualityassurance and no clinical governance are examples of charges on theirlist.  Despite this, we've let themcontinue their trade with little protest. 

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.

Who needs a pharmacist anyway?!

Posted by: Sara ValenteWed, 8 May 2013

University being expensive is irrelevant

Posted by: Ranveer BasseyTue, 7 May 2013

University is expensive. The numbers scream that fact.  Atypical pharmacy student will borrow £36k in tuition fee loans and at least £14kin maintenance loans, totalling a scary £50k. Add another (roughly) £10k if they complete the 5-year course.  It's good then that, for the vast majority,these numbers are meaningless.  You could

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