Clinical pharmacists in a staff meeting

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

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.

Mapping the human genome

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On admission to hospital, patient’s medication care is usually withdrawn, regardless of capability, and instead nurses administer medication.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

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.

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.

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.