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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.

    A day in the life of a neurology-based Botox injecting pharmacist Eric Bazuaye

    A day in the life of a pharmacist administering botulinum injectionsSubscription

    30 MAR 2020By

    Eric Bazuaye uses his specialist pharmacist knowledge and practical expertise to provide unique relief to patients diagnosed with neurological disorders.

    A day in the life of a chronic pain pharmacist

    A day in the life of a chronic pain pharmacist Subscription

    2 MAR 2020By

    Once developed, chronic pain can last a lifetime, but Peter Farley, a chronic pain pharmacist, believes that there is scope to mitigate this.

    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.

    Andrew Rowlands, a lead nutrition pharmacist at Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    A day in the life of a nutrition support pharmacist Subscription

    10 FEB 2020By

    Clinical nutrition is an area of nutrition that requires pharmacists to work closely with the clinical team, rather than focusing solely on compounding.

    Two people in a heated stalemate

    What to do when your preregistration trainee is unhappy with their training Subscription

    27 JAN 2020By ,

    When a preregistration trainee is dissatisfied with their placement, it is important that their employer tries to address the underlying issues.

    What pharmacy preregistration trainees should consider before switching placements

    Consider these six factors before switching pharmacy preregistration training sitesSubscription

    20 JAN 2020By ,

    Pharmacy preregistration trainees may wish to move placements, but the decision to switch should not be made lightly.

    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.

    A pharmacise working at a Regional Medicines Information Centre

    A day in the life of a pharmacist at a regional medicines information centreSubscription

    16 DEC 2019By

    The nature of enquiries Daniel Hill receives as a medicines information and prescribing support pharmacist are vast and challenging.

    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.