Why the Scottish Seminar is necessary for change

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By Johnathan Laird, MRPharmS, Pharmacy Manager from Turriff, Aberdeenshire and Scottish Finalist in the I Love My Pharmacist competition. You can follow Johnathan at @JohnathanLaird.

In Scotland, change is a word that has resonated politically in recent months and years. Whatever side of the political spectrum you find yourself on the one thing that is probable is that your level of engagement is greater than before.

If you have not already heard, in Scotland we have a vision for pharmacy called Prescription for Excellence. This is a vision for pharmacy that puts a firm emphasis on professional innovation and partnership to deliver the best possible pharmaceutical care for patients. Read more Why the Scottish Seminar is necessary for change

The RPS Foundation Programme – the structured plan I needed

Kristina blogby Kristina Medlinskiene, MRPharmS, Rotational Pharmacist undertaking Clinical Diploma, Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Hospitals

I still remember how excited I was during the presentation about the RPS Faculty delivered by the RPS President Ash Soni at the RPS Annual Conference 2014. I knew that the RPS Faculty was the next big thing and I wanted to be a part of it. As I did not yet have two years of experience post-registration, it was suggested that I start with the RPS Foundation Pharmacy Framework (FPF), which would support my foundation practice and prepare me for the Faculty. I signed up to be a Foundation Champion. Read more The RPS Foundation Programme – the structured plan I needed

What 2014 has in store for pharmacy

jessby Jessica Sheridan-Sneyd

In last week’s blog I talked about some of the key achievements we saw in 2013. I now want to look forward across 2014 – because it’s going to be one busy year!

We will be continuing our work in many areas, pushing for developments in vital areas of practice and policy. You may already know that we’ve just launched our Foundation Pharmacy Framework, an invaluable resource designed to support foundation level pharmacists to develop professional skills and behaviours and practice safely and effectively in all areas of practice.

Read more What 2014 has in store for pharmacy