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Poetry in motion: 10 haiku written by pharmacists

Posted by: Pharmaceutical JournalThu, 11 Oct 2018

The Pharmaceutical Journal asked pharmacists on Twitter to get creative and compose a haiku for National Poetry Day on the 4 October using the hashtag #pharmacyhaiku — here are some of our favourites.

Should pharmacists learn British Sign Language?

Posted by: Saffah Huseeba DanialThu, 11 Oct 2018

Have you ever wondered if sign language is communicated the same universally?

Improving patient care through ward based dispensing

Posted by: Amira ChaudryThu, 4 Oct 2018

The impact of introducing ward based dispensing at Mid Essex Hospital Trust

Research event in Wales helps guide pharmacy staff to turn early ideas into research projects

Posted by: John HarrisTue, 18 Sep 2018

John Harris details how Pharmacy Research Wales is building a community of pharmacy researchers across Wales.

Learning to lead with the Mary Seacole programme: turns out I’m not a know-it-all

Posted by: Chandani SakariaThu, 30 Aug 2018

Chandani Sakaria shares her experience of completing the Mary Seacole programme for leaders.

The RPS Foundation Programme: not just for hospital pharmacists

Posted by: Darren PughThu, 9 Aug 2018

Pharmacist Darren Pugh, describes how the RPS Foundation Programme has benefited his community pharmacy career.

Dear health secretary… an open letter to Matt Hancock

Posted by: Michael HewitsonWed, 8 Aug 2018

Mike Hewitson gives some timely advice to the new person in charge of the NHS.

If you want to thrive, stay curious

Posted by: Sasa JankovicWed, 1 Aug 2018

Saša Jankovic writes about the RPS Women in Leadership: Survive and Thrive event held on 27 June 2018

How a £600 laptop helped us to integrate with our local general practice

Posted by: Garry MyersWed, 25 Jul 2018

Pharmacist and practice partner Garry Myers shares his model for a partnership between general practice and its local community pharmacy, which, if rolled out across England, could save practices over 15m appointments a year.

Evoking Darzi philosophy through a CPhO Clinical Fellowship

Posted by: Louisa S ConlonMon, 9 Jul 2018

Louisa Conlon describes her experience of applying for and being awarded a CPhO clinical fellowship at the Care Quality Commission

Volunteering on pilgrimage to Lourdes

Posted by: Charlotte RichardsonMon, 25 Jun 2018

Charlotte Richardson describes her experience of volunteering as a newly qualified pharmacist as part of the annual Middlesbrough diocese pilgrimage to Lourdes.

Give pharmacists the tools and we will finish the job

Posted by: Emmanuel ChisadzaWed, 20 Jun 2018

Locum pharmacist Emmanuel Chisadza shuns the current reimbursement framework for community pharmacy, and calls for a model that recognises that value of pharmaceutical care.

Will pharmacies ever go 'zero waste'?

Posted by: Emily CooperTue, 12 Jun 2018

Pharmacists can start discussions on new packaging methods to reduce the amount of waste pharmacy sends to landfill, says preregistration trainee Emily Cooper.

My career of bumps, hill starts and road closures

Posted by: Tess FennMon, 21 May 2018

Tess Fenn, president of the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) reflects on her 48 years as a pharmacy technician

Women in leadership: survive and thrive

Posted by: Claire ThompsonWed, 2 May 2018

Claire Thompson, deputy chief scientist for the Royal Jizak (RPS) and Nadia Bukhari, senior UCL teaching fellow and RPS English pharmacy board member, are hosting an event for female pharmacy professionals on 27 June 2018.

Medicines advice for patients observing a halal diet

Posted by: Nadia BukhariWed, 18 Apr 2018

Nadia Bukhari summarises halal, haram, mushbooh and tayyib, and the factors healthcare professionals should consider when caring for Muslim patients who follow a halal diet.

Join the panel leading the discussion on gender inequality in pharmacy

Posted by: Angela KamThu, 5 Apr 2018

Jizak  Twitter chat on gender inequality in pharmacy is being held on Tuesday 10 April 2018 at 8 — 9pm (BST). Join the panel leading the discussion and use the tag #PJMindTheGap.

Introducing the Stay Well Pharmacy campaign

Posted by: Bruce WarnerTue, 27 Mar 2018

Bruce Warner, deputy chief pharmaceutical officer for England, presents the Stay Well Pharmacy campaign, a new national initiative launched by NHS England.

Getting to know the chief pharmaceutical officer's clinical fellows — Justin, Tahmina and Khola

Posted by: The CPhO Clinical FellowsThu, 22 Mar 2018

Thinking of applying for the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer’s Clinical Fellow Scheme? The clinical fellows from 2017–2018 give insight into their experiences and encourage those interested to apply.

Reaching statistical significance: lessons from our first salary survey

Posted by: Angela KamTue, 20 Mar 2018

The 2017 Pharmaceutical Journal Salary Survey was the journal’s first attempt at performing a workforce salary and satisfaction survey. Here are the lessons we learnt along the way.

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