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Changes in undergraduate pharmacy education: Where are we now?

In January 2021, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) published revised Standards for the initial education and training (IETP) of pharmacists. This created 55 new learning outcomes for MPharm programmes to meet.

Finding solutions to increase referrals to the Discharge Medicines Service

Effective communication between healthcare professionals within the secondary and primary care sectors is the key to ensuring a safe transition of patient-centred care on discharge

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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

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The success of an interdisciplinary frailty team

The project launched in January 2022 with the aim of providing focused comprehensive geriatric assessments to care home residents


Identifying familial hypercholesterolaemia and optimising secondary prevention medication

Familial hypercholesterolaemia is a genetic condition with a prevalence of 1 in 250, where levels of LDL cholesterol are high from birth.


Prescribing standards for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction

Heart failure is a serious disease in which the circulatory demands of the body are not sufficiently maintained by the heart.



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.



Is it time to embrace intuition as a key part of clinical decision making?

In this article I will be exploring the concept of intuition and whether it might be useful or dangerous in clinical care.


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.