Back to Uni – A Survival Guide

IanIt’s not long now until you start or return to Uni. Looking forward to getting back to those early starts and hard work? Possibly not, especially after enjoying a few well-deserved months off or maybe you’ve been working hard over summer? The transition back can be a challenging one. This guide, by Ian Towle at University of Strathclyde, may help you get back into the swing. Read more Back to Uni – A Survival Guide

Community Innovators – Jay Badenhorst

Jay 150Part of our series on Inspirational Community Innovators

Jay Badenhorst is a community pharmacist that started his career in South Africa. He moved to the UK in 2001 and soon after that decided to stay permanently. He is passionate about pharmacy and the potential that community pharmacy can play in the health and wellbeing of patients.

He once said “In order to be a great leader you don’t need an official title. Whether you’re a pharmacy manager, assistant or technician, you can achieve great things.” He believes that it takes a multifaceted approach to ensuring patients’ best interests are always kept at heart in community pharmacy. Every team members brings a valuable contribution to ensuring every contact counts. He believes it is up to employers to ensure that the professional development of all team members in the pharmacy is ongoing, including investing time into the development of newly qualified pharmacists. Read more Community Innovators – Jay Badenhorst

Top tips to get you through your Hospital Interviews

MichaelMichael Champion, Student, Social Media and Communications Lead of RPS East Anglia and Anticoagulation Practitioner at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, tells us the tips that got him through his Hospital pre-reg interviews.

 

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Preparing for your Hospital Pre-Reg Interviews

Aamer ImageWe spoke to Aamer Safdar, Principal Pharmacist Lead for Education and Development at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and RPS English Pharmacy Board Member about the best way you can prepare for your Hospital pre-reg interviews.  Read more Preparing for your Hospital Pre-Reg Interviews

Top tips for your pre- registration year

RPS member Morenike Adeleke has just completed her pre reg year, check out her fantastic advice to anyone just starting out.

I did my degree at Medway School of Pharmacy and completed my pre-reg year with Delmergate Ltd, a small independent 20160724_185642chain of pharmacies in Kent. I actually lived out for the year as I’m based in London but the branch was located in Herne Bay. I was nervous about living out, since it was a very rural area and I didn’t know anyone. I did miss home a lot but I was able to go home at the weekends so it wasn’t all bad. Read more Top tips for your pre- registration year

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