Intensive care ward

In at the deep end. Starting out in critical care during COVID-19

For the pharmacist who is now faced with either opening a critical care unit or joining an existing critical care pharmacy team, it may feel like a mountain to climb

Kitchen porter to Lead Clinical Pharmacist: Interview with David Gibson

David Gibson is Lead Clinical Pharmacist at Darlington Memorial Hospital at County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust.

David Gibson - Clinical Pharmacist

Clinical

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.

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.

Renal

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.

Profession

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.

Interview

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.

Interview

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.

Interview

From coroner’s inquests to research publications: Life as a Medicines Safety pharmacist

I love working with different teams. And the variety in my job is phenomenal - it can range from visiting radiology departments one day to paediatrics the next

Development

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.