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    Partnership working

    Pharmacy professionals work in partnership with others, including patients, other healthcare professionals and teams to provide individuals with the care they need. Behaviours relevant to this standard include demonstrating effective team working by identifying those involved at all stages of care to provide continuity, contacting, involving and working with local and national organisations and making and using records of care.

    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.

    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.

    Ana Armstrong

    A day in the life of a community-based pharmacist supporting older patients at home Subscription

    11 NOV 2019By

    Former hospital pharmacist Ana Armstrong would often find herself worrying about her older patients after discharge; so she decided to move sectors and help bridge care between hospital and home.

    David Gerrard is an advanced pharmacist practitioner at Northumberland Tyne Wear NHS Foundation Trust

    A day caring for vulnerable people with learning disabilitiesSubscription

    22 JUL 2019By

    David Gerrard details a typical day as a pharmacist independent prescriber working as part of a community learning disability treatment team.

    digital pharmacy

    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.

    Patient suffering from aphasia aphasia during speech therapy session

    How to support people with aphasia with medicines optimisationSubscription

    13 FEB 2018By ,

    Aphasia is a communication disability, most often caused by stroke, which occurs when the language centres of the brain are damaged. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals should be aware of how the communication needs of people with aphasia vary based on the severity of the condition, and how they can best provide support with medicines optimisation.

    Cutout paper dolls representing cooperation concept

    The importance of improving GP and community pharmacy relationsSubscription

    15 MAY 2017By

    The relationship between community pharmacy and general practice has undergone significant changes over recent years, from a transactional one to that of co-managing the care of patients. However, these changes have brought new challenges. Saša Jankovic reports.

    Staff meeting at a general practice

    Understanding the aims of sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) and what they mean for pharmacySubscription

    14 FEB 2017By

    An overview of sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) — which the NHS will use to deliver the ‘Five year forward view’ — and how to work with them.

    How does your personality help or hinder your interprofessional learning?

    7 SEP 2016By

    The underlying personality traits of pharmacists and doctors may help explain why working together is such a challenge.

    Pharmacist from Liptrots Calverley Pharmacy hands over a medication to a young woman showing signs of sexual exploitation

    How to spot signs of child sexual exploitationVideoSubscription

    6 JUL 2016By

    Children and young people affected by sexual exploitation can present to a wide range of health settings, including community pharmacies. Pharmacists should be aware of the signs of potential sexual exploitation to ensure that they seek the appropriate help and support to protect the child or young person.

    Nurse in a care home discusses a patient's medicines on the phone

    Communication during transfer of care of older peopleSubscription

    24 MAY 2016By Lelly Oboh

    Guidance, strategies and communication tools to support transfer of care of frail older people

    Pharmacist looking at a patient's summary care (SCR) record on a computer

    How to use the summary care record in community pharmacySubscription

    26 APR 2016By ,

    An overview of the summary care record, including its contents, who can view it, how its use can be monitored as well as how access in community pharmacies in England can benefit patients and pharmacy practice.