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Helping hands

Give pharmacists the tools and we will finish the job


Locum pharmacist Emmanuel Chisadza shuns the current reimbursement framework for community pharmacy, and calls for a model that recognises that value of pharmaceutical care.

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We need to treat people who take street drugs as patients, not criminals


Healthcare professionals have a role to play in improving care for people who take street drugs and providing better information on their drugs’ content, says Royal Pharmaceutical Society president Ash Soni.

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Will pharmacies ever go 'zero waste'?


Pharmacists can start discussions on new packaging methods to reduce the amount of waste pharmacy sends to landfill, says preregistration trainee Emily Cooper.

Participants of the pioneer pharmacists pilot

Pioneer pharmacists

Whittington Health have piloted a six month pharmacist medication administration and phlebotomy service to help address chronic nursing shortages

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Preparing for the GPhC registration assessment


Education, training and development pharmacist Aamer Safdar shares sage advice for pre-regs worrying about the registration assessment.

Students from the UCL School of Pharmacy, Katherine Cho, Naira Ghanem and Sheena Kutikala attended the 71st World Health Assembly held in Geneva, representing UCL Fight the Fakes

UCL Fight the Fakes at the 71st World Health Assembly, Geneva


Students from the UCL School of Pharmacy, Woohyun Katherine Cho, Naira Ghanem and Sheena Kutikala attended the 71st World Health Assembly held in Geneva, representing UCL Fight the Fakes.

Winding road

My career of bumps, hill starts and road closures


Tess Fenn, president of the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) reflects on her 48 years as a pharmacy technician

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Innovative community pharmacy services in the UK


Newly registered pharmacist, Sean Quay highlights some of the newest and innovative pharmacy services he has come across.

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Women in leadership: survive and thrive


Claire Thompson, deputy chief scientist for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and Nadia Bukhari, senior UCL teaching fellow and RPS English pharmacy board member, are hosting an event for female pharmacy professionals on 27 June 2018.

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Harnessing nanotechnology to make cancer treatment patient-friendly


In the future, cancer patients receiving injected treatment at the hospital could orally self-administer in the comfort of their homes with nanoparticle technology, says pharmaceutical scientist and FIP vice-president Linda Hakes.

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From disillusioned to enlightened


After only one year into her MPharm degree, Sally Sosnicka felt confused about her future in pharmacy. Here she explains how she became disillusioned with the profession, why she no longer has those doubts and why she is now looking forward to life as a pharmacist.

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Medicines advice for patients observing a halal diet


Nadia Bukhari summarises halal, haram, mushbooh and tayyib, and the factors healthcare professionals should consider when caring for Muslim patients who follow a halal diet.

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Join the panel leading the discussion on gender inequality in pharmacy


The Pharmaceutical Journal Twitter chat on gender inequality in pharmacy is being held on Tuesday 10 April 2018 at 8 — 9pm (BST). Join the panel leading the discussion and use the tag #PJMindTheGap.

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Introducing the Stay Well Pharmacy campaign


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

Chief Pharmaceutical Officer Clinical Fellows. From left, Justin Hayde-West, Tahmina Rokib and Khola Khan

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


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.

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Reaching statistical significance: lessons from our first salary survey


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.

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