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.
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 details a typical day as a pharmacist independent prescriber working as part of a community learning disability treatment team.
Five tips to help pharmacy professionals digitise their career.
A day in the life of a homecare pharmacistSubscription
Mosan Ashraf details a typical day as lead pharmacist for homecare medicines at a foundation trust.
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.
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.
Understanding the aims of sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) and what they mean for pharmacySubscription
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.
The underlying personality traits of pharmacists and doctors may help explain why working together is such a challenge.
How to spot signs of child sexual exploitationVideoSubscription
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.
Guidance, strategies and communication tools to support transfer of care of frail older people
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.