Infection conference 2024

UK pharmacists have strong presence at international infectious disease conference 

In April 2024 more than 30 UK Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) pharmacists attended the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) global conference.

5 core concepts of genomics that pharmacy teams need to know

Since the publication of the first human genome (full DNA sequence), genomic testing has become ever faster and cheaper, and is now widely used in the NHS for diagnosis of cancer and rare disease.  

Pharmacist performing genetic testing



Which is better for sepsis patients: continuous or intermittent meropenem administration?

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that continues to pose significant challenges to clinicians worldwide.


Why are strong opioids and gabapentinoids continued after hospital discharge? 

In this article we share the results of an audit of the number of people discharged on strong opioids or gabapentinoids following surgery


Opioids and gabapentinoids for postoperative pain: Do we have a problem? 

Ten percent of patients with acute post-operative pain will develop chronic pain in the months following surgery.


The challenges and management options for hyperkalaemia in Heart Failure

Hyperkalaemia is associated with poor clinical outcomes in patients with Heart Failure (HF). However, monitoring is often suboptimal and hyperkalaemia often inappropriately managed.



Developing resources for World Antimicrobial Awareness Week and European Antibiotic Awareness Day

For several years infection pharmacists all over the UK have led on local activities, initially for European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) and then World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) to raise awareness of the global issue of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). 


Stressed and depressed: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the pharmacists of tomorrow

In March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that the outbreak of COVID-19 infections across the world had reached pandemic levels.


Handbook of Perioperative Medicines evaluation shows global use across professions

Data shows the Handbook being accessed by up to 250 users per day, with most visits during the week and users spending an average of three minutes on the site.


Realising my passions within pharmacy: Interview with UKCPA Director Ramandeep Kaur

My career path is definitely not a typical one but I have loved every single opportunity along the way, despite the challenges.



Workplace stress: how to minimise it and create change

where is the line between working hard and overworking? And how do we know when we’ve crossed it?


How to create a culture of empathy, understanding and support

Which is better: skin as thick and tough as a honey badger, or thin and fragile like pastry?


How to nurture healthy ambition

My experience of working with pharmacists over the last ten years or so is that they are truly inspiring in their dedication and passion for their profession and the patients they care or advocate for.

Education & training

How to deliver an engaging and effective webinar

The COVID-19 lockdown has forced many of us to become more familiar with accessing education and training online