Mapping the human genome

What does genomic medicine mean for pharmacy?

Genomics is the study of the DNA in an organism and how it works. Every cell in the human body carries a 3.2 billion letter DNA code, called the genome.

How you can help to support unpaid carers

Every year several charities partner together to raise awareness of the contribution that the millions of unpaid carers make to the UK every day

Carer helping a disabled patient

Clinical

Medicines safety

Empowering patients to self-administer their medication in hospital

On admission to hospital, patient’s medication care is usually withdrawn, regardless of capability, and instead nurses administer medication.

Neurosciences

The impact of pharmacist prescribers in a neurosurgical unit

The presence of a pharmacist prescriber on daily ward rounds allows for interventions and ensures medicines optimisation is prioritised.

Diabetes

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.

Infection

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.

Profession

Hospital

Forward-thinking pharmacist progression training programme solves recruitment issues

Difficulty recruiting Band 7 pharmacists has led to strain on the quality of pharmacy services, patient safety and department morale.

Practice

The Climate Emergency: how can pharmacy be more sustainable?

The climate crisis is evolving at ever-faster rates, leading us towards irreparable ecological breakdown and the largest ever public health crisis.

Practice

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.

Practice

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.

Development

Resources

Six great resources for understanding research and statistics

For many pharmacists, research and statistics are scary words. Which is why we’ve identified some useful resources to help you get your head around it.

Education & training

Top tips for writing a Reflective Account

The GPhC now requires a reflective account record as part of your revalidation submission.

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