Pharmacists checking medicines on a ward

The value of pharmacy technicians in medication safety

Medicine safety has developed substantially over the past 10 years and MSOs are now key contributors to patient safety within their organisations.

What’s new in antimicrobial stewardship?

In September 2023, pharmacy practitioners from secondary care, primary care, community pharmacy and academia gathered together at the UKCPA Infection Symposium.

Anti-microbial petri dish



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.


Outcomes of a pharmacist-led GLP-1RA initiation clinic in a GP practice

Glucagon Like Peptide 1 Receptor Agonists (GLP-1 RA) are a novel drug class used in the management of type 2 diabetes



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.


Adapting clinical pharmacy to the post-COVID healthcare landscape

Coronavirus has significantly changed how healthcare is delivered. This has driven a need for rapid transformation of services at a time of immense pressure



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