Making the most of your opportunities for a career in community pharmacy!

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Sarah Murphy, University of Central Lancashire, 4th year student

Throughout my time at university, I’ve made sure I stand out to potential employers through my experience within community pharmacy. Here’s a few tips on how you can do the same.
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What effect does space have on medicines?

Colin Cableby Colin Cable, RPS Assistant Chief Scientist

Since Tim Peake became the first British astronaut to go to the International Space Station, there has been a huge resurgence of interest in life in space. Although highly trained and very fit, astronauts will still occasionally need medicines and of course there is the possibility that at some point a medical emergency will occur in space.  To address this, the space station keeps supplies of medicines and the necessary equipment.  So how does being in space affect medicines? Read more What effect does space have on medicines?

New Year, new career! – How the RPS can fuel your ambitions

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As 2015 has drawn to a close and a new year begins, many pharmacists are considering where to take their career next. Career development is a continuous process occurring over the entirety of your working life, so whether you’re trying to improve your skills to advance your current position, or seeking to move into an entirely new role, we provide numerous tools for career development, enabling you to gain a solid footing and achieve your ambitions, whatever they may be. Read more New Year, new career! – How the RPS can fuel your ambitions

Defining the role for pharmacy within person-centred care for vulnerable groups

Claire Anderson copy[1]By Claire Anderson, Vice Chair of the English Pharmacy Board for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

The health and strength of a society can be measured by how well it cares for its most vulnerable members, older people, those with mental health conditions, those with learning disabilities and children and young people. There remain large inequalities in the care, including pharmaceutical care, of these groups.

The NHS Five Year Forward View calls for greater integration of health and social care services and for care to be delivered closer to people’s homes. Pharmacists, working in the heart of the community, are ideally placed to work with other members of the multidisciplinary team to care for vulnerable people at home and in care homes.

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How to achieve success in your coursework through research

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Coursework makes up a significant component of the MPharm degree, and many students, especially those close to grade boundaries, find that this provides them with the opportunity to turn that 2:2 into a 2:1, or that 2:1 into a 1st class degree. What sets coursework apart from the rest of the degree content is that it’s not so much a test of your knowledge and recall, but a test of your research application; with the right approach everyone can improve their grades through coursework.
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