Pharmacist prescribing – past present and future

Kirsty Chambers 2Ravi-Sharma1-300x225By Kirsty Chambers (Clinical & Operational Lead Pharmacist GP Connect) & Ravi Sharma (Head of General Practice Pharmacy at Green Light and Senior Clinical Practice Pharmacist at Honeypot Medical Centre)

Over the last two decades non-medical prescribing has undergone something of a revolution. 1986 was the breakthrough year when district and community nurses were granted limited prescribing rights; through the 1990’s the Nurse Prescribing Formulary was developed and when the new millennium dawned pharmacists started to get involved. Presently, the list of allied healthcare professionals (AHPs) that have some level of prescribing privileges is almost unrecognisable from when the concept of non-medical prescribing was born. Read more Pharmacist prescribing – past present and future

Supporting The Changing Role of Pharmacists within Primary Care

By Paul Gimson MRPharmS

Improving medicines safety and ensuring quality improvement are vital components required for the maintenance and growth of any modern healthcare system. There are a multitude of healthcare professionals which make valuable contributions to this field, but as pharmacists increasingly find themselves working in new sectors, including primary care, the opportunity for the profession to increase its impact on quality improvement is expanding. 1000 lives Wales started as a two year healthcare improvement initiative, seeking to save 1000 lives and prevent 50,000 episodes of harm within NHS Wales. The campaign initially ran from 2008 until 2010, however after reaching its initial goals the methodology used by the campaign was expanded into new areas, forming 1000 lives improvement which continues to this day. Read more Supporting The Changing Role of Pharmacists within Primary Care

Identifying Education, Training and Development as part of your Faculty portfolio

Professor Bryony Dean Franklin FFRPS MRPharmS

When it comes to the Faculty, the general advice I’d heard was toBryony dean portrait April 2013 start with the cluster you’re most comfortable with, that’s why I’d left Education, Training and Development until nearer the end. However when it came to starting this cluster I was more certain of the process, therefore I found it much easier than I had first anticipated.  Read more Identifying Education, Training and Development as part of your Faculty portfolio

Congratulations to Nadia Bukhari on her achievements as the youngest Female Asian Fellow

Nadia SmallNadia Bukhari has been interviewed by National and International media, as she makes history being the youngest Asian and youngest female to be awarded the status of Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. Being a Fellow is the highest recognition that is awarded to RPS members and is an honour which recognises excellence in an individual’s pharmacy career. Read more Congratulations to Nadia Bukhari on her achievements as the youngest Female Asian Fellow