Recently I have been reflecting on the language surrounding cancer and also on our compassion for others and ourselves and I want to share some stories and reflections of my own and others’ experiences in order to challenge some common misperceptions about recovery from cancer (and indeed many other illnesses). In October last […]
In paediatrics, there is no such thing as a routine examination. This is for several reasons. Having a routine only works if the same approach works regardless of age or cooperation of the child.
I am an advocate of pharmacy technicians. It’s important for me to declare that I have probably learned more about pharmacy practice from my pharmacy accuracy checking technician than any other pharmacy professional in my short career.
When a child or young person has one or more wheezy episode, there are various possible causes. The vast majority of paediatric wheeze is caused by bronchiolitis, viral wheeze and asthma.
The antibiotic debate is a big one for several good reasons. One of those reasons is that times have changed and change can be challenging. Antibiotics were used liberally by previous generations of clinicians.
The respect we earn as pharmacists and pharmacy staff is a long way from that of our colleagues in other sectors, our work is not well understood and I think the phrase ‘just sticking labels on boxes’ is one all in pharmacy are familiar with.
I’ve had a challenging week at work this week. I felt the need to get some things off my chest. As a student pharmacist, I was full of hope and excitement for all the things I could do. I wanted to make a difference and help make the lives of people better. I […]
I was honoured to be appointed by the Privy Council to the GPhC Council, after a thorough, but straight forward interview process. I felt I had a lot to give, having worked on the ground in NHS Fife for a number of years, and I wanted to play my part to support pharmacy of the future.
I have worked as a Community Pharmacist for 22 years and I can honestly say that I have enjoyed all of those years. I love my job. I love the interaction with patients and the bond formed with my team as we strive every day to provide an efficient and caring service to our community. Unfortunately, I feel that this has started to change in the last few years since the funding to Community Pharmacy was drastically reduced.
I found out today after attempting to collect my prescription from my local pharmacy that I can no longer receive my treatment for endometriosis.