Greg Lawton is a pharmacist specialising in patient and medicines safety, staffing, data protection, privacy and healthcare policy. We were lucky to catch up with Greg to have an in-depth conversation about dispensing errors in pharmacy.
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The online technology company Amazon has submitted an application register a trademark against the term ‘Amazon Pharmacy’.
The PDA Union and Boots have jointly announced further pay increases for pharmacists at the company.
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.
Emma Fielding shares what the secret is to achieving a first class honours degree, what it is like to be a pharmacy technician and why she chose to return to university to study pharmacy.
Gavin Birchall is a pharmacist, designer and marketer who has created, led and marketed businesses at senior level and carried out the first research into the brand of pharmacy on the planet. Having spent 15 years in community pharmacy, practising in both independent and multiple owned pharmacies, Gavin has worked in academia, primary care and representation.
We’ve all had that moment. The moment when you’re two hours early up for work and you’ve got your head bent over the toilet throwing up and you’re convinced you shouldn’t be going into work.
The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC), which advises on newly licensed medicines for use by NHSScotland, has published advice accepting four new medicines.
I have interacted with Professor Watson online over recent years so it was a pleasure to sit down with her recently. We chatted for three hours. I was intrigued and the time flew by. Margaret (Mags) has a wealth of experience and has spent the vast majority of her career working as a pharmacist in academia.
I’ll level with you. I get really nervous when healthcare professionals, not just pharmacists, start describing encounters online they have had with patients in practice. Maybe I’m too cautious but I feel that patient confidentiality is something that we need to protect with rigour and vigour. I reckon the protection of patient confidentiality is one of the most precious aspects of being a pharmacist. The inception of the internet and the proliferation of the use of social media by pharmacists and other healthcare professionals has presented some challenges in this area.