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Pre-registration exams

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With preparation well underway for the GPhC registration exam scheduled for 28 June 2018, we have put together all our relevant articles about the assessment, including tips for pre-registration trainees on how to tackle the calculations paper, general advice about exam preparation and what candidates can expect on the day.

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How to ace pharmacy calculations

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Newly qualified pharmacists Abida Begum and Urvasi Patel share their eight tips for tackling the calculations paper in the GPhC registration assessment.

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Abraham Khodadi: YouTube, BBQs and not playing it safe

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A minute in the company of the social media educational video creator. 

Tina Chung (left) and Kwok Bun To are two of the first batch of students to complete the fully accredited five-year integrated Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) degree

Merging theory with practice: the five-year integrated Master of Pharmacy degree

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Tina Chung and Kwok Bun To describe their experience of being one of the first students to graduate from the University of Nottingham’s integrated Master of Pharmacy degree.

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In hindsight: reflections on the GPhC preregistration assessment

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Newly registered pharmacist Sean Quay reflects on his experience of this year’s General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) preregistration assessment.

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How to get the most from your summer placement

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You have been successful in your application for a summer placement, but now what? In this article, Karen Gunnell and Kerry Neville discuss what to do and what not to do before, during, and after a placement, and how to get the most out of the experience.

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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.

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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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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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Being part of the first intake of University of Sussex pharmacy students was a great opportunity, not a risk

Hira Ghani describes her experience of completing her first year of study at the recently established school of pharmacy at the University of Sussex.

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Balancing the ethical and commercial pressures of community pharmacy

In community pharmacy, there is a perception that pharmacists struggle with balancing commercial pressures with the safety and ethical aspects of patient care. Sean Quay and Mohima Akhtar ask whether it is impossible to be profitable while remaining professionally ethical. Or can the two co-exist?

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Digital health: a pharmacy student's perspective

In the age of information, digital technology affects everyone’s lives. It is one of the most important tools for a modern society to operate efficiently. In healthcare, technology is used not only to reduce human effort, but also to improve a patient’s quality of life, and even save lives.

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Theory to practice: reflecting on the jump from pharmacy student to preregistration pharmacist

Pre-reg pharmacist Gemma Thomas uses her experiences to explain why spending time across the pharmacy sectors is so important to development.

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Making the most out of your preregistration year: A hospital trainee’s thoughts

Recently registered pharmacist Sean Quay shares insight into his year as a hospital preregistration trainee.

Tina Chung (left) and Kwok Bun To are two of the first batch of students to complete the fully accredited five-year integrated Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) degree

Merging theory with practice: the five-year integrated Master of Pharmacy degree

Tina Chung and Kwok Bun To describe their experience of being one of the first students to graduate from the University of Nottingham’s integrated Master of Pharmacy degree.

Books stacked forming staircase

In hindsight: reflections on the GPhC preregistration assessment

Newly registered pharmacist Sean Quay reflects on his experience of this year’s General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) preregistration assessment.

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Mind the gap between your clinical perspective and the patient’s perspective

Newly registered pharmacist Piruntha Palarasa describes how incorporating health coaching techniques into her practice has enhanced the patient consultation experience for both her and her patients.

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Introducing students to telehealth via a novel online placement

Undergraduate pharmacy students are learning to engage with telehealth activities to prepare them for their future career.

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My pharmacy summer placement in Shanghai, China

Shane Kailla describes his experience of pharmacy practice in Shanghai, China, during his 2016 summer placement.

Hospital pharmacy oncology rotation through the eyes of a junior resident pharmacist

Baguiasri Mandane shares her experience and what she learnt on her oncology rotation at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Pre-registration training in a CCG: a tutor's perspective

Medicines optimisation pharmacist Benjamin Garner supervised the first pharmacy pre-registration trainee who undertook six months’ training at Leeds South and East Clinical Commissioning Group.

A split pre-registration placement: at the CCG

Catherine Mak was the first pharmacy pre-registration trainee to split her training between Leeds South and East Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Here, she discusses her time at the CCG.

A split pre-registration year: in the hospital

Catherine Mak was the first pharmacy pre-registration trainee to split her training between Leeds South and East Clinical Commissioning Group and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Here, she discusses her time in the hospital.

Pharmacy in the UK: a perspective from Hong Kong

Choy Tsun Ho and Ho Wing Hei Phoebe, two undergraduate pharmacy students from Hong Kong, describe their experiences of UK pharmacy during an exchange programme in 2016.

How students at the University of Manchester are promoting inter-professional education

Healthcare students at the University of Manchester have set up a society to improve inter-professional learning. Pharmacy student Linda Owens describes its most popular event, the clinical skills evening.

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21 JUN 2018

There are data from many countries to indicate that the provision of more pharmacists will improve healthcare delivery. The Square Alumni Foundation has been established to provide funding for students in less-developed countries who wish to enrol for an undergraduate degree in pharmacy.

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Preparing for the GPhC registration assessment

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

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Bridging the gap: CPOs back foundation training planSubscription

23 MAY 2018By

A post-registration foundation programme would offer support to newly qualified pharmacists and prepare them for their evolving roles, but it is unclear how a uniform system could be established across the UK.

Digital informatics and early-career pharmacy professionalsSubscription

11 MAY 2018

There is an impetus on healthcare organisations to become more data driven, to treat digital informatics as a strategic asset, to put in place processes and systems that allow them to access and analyse the right data to support clinical decision-making, and inform the use of resources where it is needed most. The fast pace of development in technologies such as genomics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, digitalisation and data analytics, bionanotechnology and robotics ...

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