If we, as pharmacists, don’t fully understand our identity – which I think we don’t – then we should not be surprised when the general public doesn’t either.
The new RPS Foundation Pharmacist Framework is published today to support the future of pharmacy education and training across the UK. The new framework sets out the capabilities that will be needed by foundation pharmacists to meet the growing demand for pharmacists to provide increasingly complex clinical care across a range of settings. The framework has a greater focus on clinical capabilities including preparation for prescribing.
This is not how things should be. The profession of pharmacy has reached such a point that speaking up will destroy your career.
I work as a pharmacist in general practice and this incident was a career-defining moment and one I will never forget. I have been a pharmacist for over 20 years and this was the most professionally frightening situation I have ever found myself in. Whilst I cannot reveal my identity for obvious reasons […]
Currently, demand for the Pharmacist Support’s services exceeds its income. The leadership team at the charity have said that the need to raise funds is therefore of great importance.
Following the recognition agreement signed by the PDA Union and Boots, the Pharmacist Defence Association Union (PDAU) has now established a network of PDAU representatives to represent the circa 7,000 pharmacists and pre-registration trainees employed at the company.
Ewan Maule is Head of Medicines Optimisation at Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group and has also recently been elected as the Vice President of the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists.
Boots UK and the Pharmacists’ Defence Association Union (PDAU) today signed their first voluntary recognition agreement. This means the PDAU will now have collective bargaining rights for negotiation on pay, hours and holiday, as well as consultative meetings on a range of topics, representing PDAU members who are store-based Boots pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists.
When assessing ill children, it is easy to presume that the problem is an uncomplicated viral infection. Most of the time it is. The odds are severely stacked against a more significant diagnosis to the extent that it is easy to become overly presumptive. This, combined with the fact that a simple and benign illness will share many features with a rare or dangerous illness means that spotting the unusual or harmful diagnosis is very challenging indeed.
There are a plethora of companies who want your money. Here are some questions that you should ask before handing over your money.