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    Taking responsibility for your actions and leading by example are ways that every pharmacy professional can demonstrate leadership. Behaviours relevant to this standard include assessing the risk in the care provided and acting to limit these risks, as well as contributing to the education, training and development of others.

    These articles can be used to support the development of your reflective account entries for this standard and provide an idea of the activities that could be included.

    Farah Haque

    'A digital-first approach reduces patient frustrations' – a day in the life of a pharmacist carrying out remote consultationsSubscription

    3 AUG 2020By

    Understanding and improving the patient’s healthcare experience are key aspects of Farah Haque’s role

    Helen Ireland

    ‘I help trainees get the most from their placement’ — a day in the life of a pharmacy preregistration training leadSubscription

    22 JUN 2020By

    Each day, pharmacy preregistration training lead Helen Ireland supports trainees and tutors as they progress through their placements.

    Stephanie Ghartey with a colleague

    A day in the life of a pharmacist advanced clinical practitioner Subscription

    17 FEB 2020By

    Delivering bad news to patients and their families is a part of Stephanie Ghartey’s role that she finds particularly difficult.

    The six qualities all excellent pre-registration tutors have

    The six qualities all excellent preregistration tutors should have Subscription

    23 DEC 2019By

    Whether new or experienced, there are qualities all excellent preregistration tutors should possess.

    What to do when your pharmacy career stalls SS19

    What to do when your pharmacy career stallsSubscription

    25 NOV 2019By

    Four pharmacy professionals provide guidance to a pharmacist who no longer feels passionate about their current role.

    Jaidev Mehta, a pharmacy business intelligence manager for NHS England and NHS Improvement

    A day in the life of a pharmacy business intelligence managerSubscription

    18 NOV 2019By

    Jaidev Mehta details a typical day as a pharmacy business intelligence manager, analysing medicines utilisation data to reduce variation in the provider sector.

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    Dispensing errors: where does responsibility lie?Subscription

    30 JUL 2019By

    Pharmacy professionals give their thoughts and advice to a Responsible Pharmacist colleague whose team is involved in a dispensing error.

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    How to shift your pharmacy career from analogue to digitalSubscription

    15 JUL 2019By

    Five tips to help pharmacy professionals digitise their career.

    Mosan Ashraf, homecare medicines lead at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

    A day in the life of a homecare pharmacistSubscription

    18 JUN 2019By

    Mosan Ashraf details a typical day as lead pharmacist for homecare medicines at a foundation trust.

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    Pharmacists in the Army ReserveSubscription

    3 JUN 2019By

    Anuj K Sunder describes the benefits of being a pharmacist in the Army Reserve.

    Aditya Aggarwal

    Defining leadership

    30 MAY 2019By

    Aditya Aggarwal explains what leadership in pharmacy looks like to him

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    Why community pharmacists should undertake the Mary Seacole Programme

    29 APR 2019By

    Ade Williams describes his experience of completing the Mary Seacole Programme

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    Learning to lead with the Mary Seacole programme: turns out I’m not a know-it-all

    30 AUG 2018By

    Chandani Sakaria shares her experience of completing the Mary Seacole programme for leaders.

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    How your hobbies can boost your careerSubscription

    12 DEC 2016By

    Steve Hemsley investigates the interesting hobbies of pharmacists and how the skills they gain translate into career skills.

    Keith Ridge, chief pharmaceutical officer for England

    Pharmacy leaders: listen to the worries of young pharmacists

    16 SEP 2016By

    At one of the plenary sessions from the 2016 RPS Conference, Julia Robinson heard that the views of newly registered pharmacists and students must be listened to in order to take the profession forward.

    Sallianne Kavanagh, a pharmacist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Practical ways pharmacists can gain leadership skillsSubscription

    22 AUG 2016By

    Sasa Jankovic takes a practical look at how pharmacists can seek opportunities to develop their leadership skills.