Pharmacists discussing a conference abstract

How to write winning abstracts

Distilling the content of a large project into a word-restricted abstract requires skill and attention to detail.

Key points to consider when assessing renal function in critical care

Assessment of renal function is a key skill for pharmacists. It is used in determining medication choice as well as dosing decisions for medicines in the care of the critically ill.

Medical machines in a renal ward



A review of medication prescribed to renal transplantation patients with diabetes

Renal transplantation patients are at an increased cardiovascular risk compared to the general population.


Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing found in A&E department

This study aimed to quantify antibiotics prescribed in A&E for a two-week period and to determine whether these were prescribed in line with Trust guidelines.

Medicines safety

Prescribing pharmacist improves timeliness of medicines supply at discharge

Our objective was to determine whether completing the local electronic clinical summary and discharge medicines document improved the timeliness of medicines supply at discharge.


GPs and pharmacists discuss implementing acute kidney injury sick day guidance

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is rising and is now one of the top ten conditions causing admission to hospital.



How can Artificial Intelligence help improve patient care?

AI will not replace the judgment of our clinicians, but it has the ability to streamline, revolutionise and support their decision making.


Why are pharmacists feeling under pressure at work?

Last month UKCPA asked its members about their personal experiences of work-based pressures and the impact these are having on their health and well-being.


Good relationships are key to practice: An interview with medication safety expert Anna Bischler

When I first started the Clinical Governance Lead role it was terrifying as I felt totally out of my depth - a classic case of imposter syndrome.


How I realised my passions: Interview with Dr Ruth Bednall, UKCPA Chair

When I reflect on my career, the common thread is people. People as the patients we serve and a desire to deliver them best possible care.


Education & training

The benefits of presenting your work at a conference

Presenting your work as a poster at a conference is a perfect opportunity to showcase your hard work and share your findings with a wide range of pharmacy colleagues from all over the UK and beyond.

Education & training

Fostering leadership in clinical pharmacy practice

In the UK, evidence that pharmacists can provide better clinical outcomes and more efficient, consistent

Education & training

What happens during a peer discussion?

Danielle Stacey, a Lead Pharmacist in Antimicrobials, recently discussed her practice with some expert UKCPA

Education & training

GPhC Revalidation: How can UKCPA support you?

On 30 March 2018, revalidation replaced the requirement for pharmacist and pharmacy technician registrants to complete CPD.