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.
John Nuttall, CEO of Well Pharmacy, has announced his retirement and will be leaving the business on 30th September 2019.
Andre Yeung is a pharmacist, NHS England Network Chair and architect of the Digital Minor Ailments Referral service. By his own admission, he is on a mission to make stuff better for patients. He was recently elected to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society English Pharmacy Board. He topped the poll in England with 941 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has published a new online guide to help pharmacists develop the leadership qualities needed to work at the local and regional level across different NHS systems in England. Aimed at pharmacists already in a leadership role or ready to take their first steps into system leadership, the resource […]
Alyssa Stanlake is a Canadian pharmacy technician who works as an operations manager in a community pharmacy in Whistler. Alyssa works for Pier Health, a community pharmacy which specialises in supporting people who have an addiction and mental health problems. She was awarded the honour of Canadian Pharmacy Technician of the Year 2018 […]
Apprenticeships come into existence driven by certain factors, I will comment using the below headings; Demand vs supply Presently the demand for pharmacists is way less than the supply, especially as we have a lot of schools of pharmacy. Therefore a new workforce or route to becoming a pharmacist will only be […]
In this follow up to his first article on the subject Greg Lawton discusses the benefits of whistleblowing. If I were an employer, I’d actively recruit whistleblowers; I’d want people who’d care enough to do the same for my organisation. Whistleblowers won’t always get it right, but some have helped put a […]