Networking: Not for you? Think again

Networkby Jessica Sheridan-Sneyd, Communications Executive

Whether you’re a student, recently qualified, or an experienced pharmacist, networking is key to your career, enabling you to stay in touch with peers and with developments in the profession.

Being part of a network can be a breath of fresh air, especially for those pharmacists who spend much of their time working alone or within small teams. It is also useful for pharmacists looking to develop their careers and gain experience, and particularly locums, for whom a network of contacts is invaluable for finding work.

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Are you ready to be asked about clots?

Leanneby Leeanne Lewis, Divisional Pharmacist for Scheduled Care,
Royal Gwent Hospital

I have been filled with enthusiasm after attending the launch of a national campaign in Wales to stop blood clots and save lives earlier this month at The Senedd.

The Ask about Clots campaign, developed by the 1000 Lives Improvement service, part of Public Health Wales, is encouraging patients to ask healthcare professionals about their risk of developing a blood clot so they can be assessed and given appropriate treatment to prevent it. Read more Are you ready to be asked about clots?

‘Don’t be afraid to ask questions’ – Lauren Rose on being newly qualified

Lauren Roseby Lauren Rose, MRPharmS, newly qualified shift-working pharmacist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

I qualified as a pharmacist in August 2013 and have since been working in a large teaching hospital as a shift-working pharmacist, whilst also undertaking my clinical diploma. The past few months have been an absolute rollercoaster, and I have definitely have had my ups and downs. Despite this, I have learnt lots since qualifying, not just in terms of my clinical knowledge, but additionally my prioritisation, organisational and communication skills.

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