hiker climbing a mountain

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.

Introduction of an IV antibiotic preparation service during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented secondary care with a unique set of challenges, but also many opportunities to explore new and innovative ways of working and partnering in response.

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Clinical

Diabetes

Interventions to improve the safe transfer from variable-rate intravenous insulin infusions

Variable-rate intravenous insulin infusions (VRIII) are used to maintain glycaemic control for surgical patients with diabetes missing two or more meals.

Infection

Actions to avoid inappropriate use of Co-amoxiclav in A&E

Co-amoxiclav is a broad-spectrum antibiotic in the ‘watch’ group of the modified WHO AWaRe categories from NHS Improvement England.

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On admission to hospital, patient’s medication care is usually withdrawn, regardless of capability, and instead nurses administer medication.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

Profession

Interview

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.

Roles

Lessons from switching practices in a multi-sector Foundation Pharmacist programme

Success was defined as the Foundation pharmacist safely and confidently delivering patient-centred service autonomously.

Interview

Continuing to develop a passion: Interview with thrombosis expert Stephane Jaglin

My interest in anticoagulation started in community pharmacy when counselling patients on warfarin was made mandatory in order to improve patient safety.

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.

Development

Leadership

8 ways to build your leadership skills

Here are some practical ways that pharmacy professionals can develop their leadership skills within any stage of their career.

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.