Ciara Ni Dhubhlaing on her path to becoming President of the College of Mental Health Pharmacy
Francesca Aaen is a pharmacist consultant and runs her consultancy called Aaen Care. Aaen Care delivers medicines and healthcare-related training, consultancy and advice to both private and public sector providers of health and social care services across the UK.
Wendy Ackroyd is the lead pharmacist at the mental health directorate in NHS Dumfries and Galloway. We were delighted to welcome her to share her experiences working as a pharmacist working in the area of mental health. Why did you become a pharmacist? The brutally honest truth? I’m a failed medic, kind […]
Robert Liddington was kind enough to join us on the podcast to talk about his extremely interesting career so far. Robert spent almost 18 years in the army as a pharmacist and more recently has taken roles in the MHRA and also the Care Quality Commission.
Friday Friday mornings are spent authorising clinic letters, assessing blood results, communicating with patients and following up on any consultations if need be. I approve my clinic letters online and once approved, they are sent to the GP and patient by the secretary. I also spend time on Friday to ensure […]
Thursday Thursday is clinic day. This is the day I put my pharmacist practitioner hat on. I work in the early arthritis clinic alongside a consultant, registrar, extended scope physiotherapist, GP trainee, nurse specialist and a team of HCAs. This is a truly collaborative approach, bringing together the skills and expertise of each […]
Wednesday Wednesday mornings are subcutaneous methotrexate (sc mtx). Currently, all prescriptions for sc mtx are screened by myself to ensure safety and that patient bloods are in order. We have around 200 patients injecting sc mtx due to oral intolerance or short bowel. Methotrexate is a safe and effective drug when used for […]
Tuesday On Tuesday mornings, we have departmental x-ray meetings which look at relevant x-rays for patients under the care of rheumatology. As a pharmacist, interpreting x-rays is something I have always found difficult and therefore embrace any opportunity to learn and progress with these. After the meeting, I usually schedule a time […]
Monday Due to the nature of my job and the varying demands of each hospital site, my working week is never always the same. I have my base hospital where I work 80% of the time, allowing 20% of my time dealing with queries or meetings scheduled at the 2 other hospital sites. […]
Hello all. I am delighted to present you with some snippets of my working week as a rheumatology, biologics and biosimilars specialist pharmacist at one of the largest integrated healthcare trusts in the country. Rheumatology covers the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders. These conditions affect the […]