Professional knowledge and skills
Pharmacy professionals should use their skills and knowledge, including guidelines and the evidence-base, to deliver safe and effective care while also looking at how quality of care can be improved. Behaviours relevant to this standard include recognising and working within the limits of knowledge and skills, referring to others when appropriate and undertaking a range of CPD activities relevant to practice and recording these to demonstrate knowledge and skills remain up-to-date.
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.
Eric Bazuaye uses his specialist pharmacist knowledge and practical expertise to provide unique relief to patients diagnosed with neurological disorders.
As the most common incurable hormonal condition affecting women of reproductive age, polycystic ovary syndrome can lead to infertility, anxiety and cardiovascular disease if it is not managed appropriately.
A day in the life of a chronic pain pharmacist Subscription
Once developed, chronic pain can last a lifetime, but Peter Farley, a chronic pain pharmacist, believes that there is scope to mitigate this.
Dan White combines cognitive behavioural therapy and clinical pharmacy to train colleagues and help patients with mental health conditions.
Delivering bad news to patients and their families is a part of Stephanie Ghartey’s role that she finds particularly difficult.
A day in the life of a nutrition support pharmacist Subscription
Clinical nutrition is an area of nutrition that requires pharmacists to work closely with the clinical team, rather than focusing solely on compounding.
When a preregistration trainee is dissatisfied with their placement, it is important that their employer tries to address the underlying issues.
Pharmacy preregistration trainees may wish to move placements, but the decision to switch should not be made lightly.
Case-based learning: postnatal depressionSubscription
Appropriate early recognition and timely treatment of postnatal depression is essential if patients are to make a full recovery.
Whether new or experienced, there are qualities all excellent preregistration tutors should possess.
Jaidev Mehta details a typical day as a pharmacy business intelligence manager, analysing medicines utilisation data to reduce variation in the provider sector.
Pharmacists and their teams should be able to manage patients presenting with ear discharge, earache and dizziness effectively, referring patients only when necessary.
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.
Do you feel confident in completing your reflective account? This example helps you understand what you need to include in your GPhC submission
An example CPD entry from the perspective of a community pharmacist who has recently completed unplanned CPD on acne.
An example CPD entry from the perspective of a community pharmacist who has recently completed planned CPD on endometriosis.
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