Insight: CCG x Hannah Syed

Half way through my clinical diploma, I decided it was time for a change. I no longer felt challenged and dreamed of a position where I could influence system wide change. Hannah Syed takes us through her experience within a clinical commisioning group and her varied role!

Insight: Joint Pre-Reg in Community and Education (Buttercups Training/Evans Pharmacy) x Jeananne Mulligan

So what brings an Irish girl living comfortably in Manchester all the way down to a place she’d never really been before? An amazing pre-reg opportunity of course - what else! Find out more about this unique Buttercups training opportunity through the eyes of a former pre-reg!

Insight: RB Marketing internship x Felicia Yew

How would you stand out against the other 50 candidates and bear in mind that you have no marketing experience?...Find out how Felicia Yew secured her internship at Reckitt Benckiser a Multinational company!

AFÖP Ball 2019 -A Viennese Whirl

Our Northern Area Conference organiser Andrew Moy attended the Austrian Ball der Pharmacie hosted in the Hofburg Palace in Vienna - find out more about the ball and Andrews's experience here!

Cadham Pharmacy - Health Centre and Travel Clinic

"I was so inspired by Bernadette Brown's speech in the BPSA Area Conference in Glasgow that I decided to contact her and spend a day there." Sagarika Ojha tells us about her experience at Cadham Pharmacy

Insight: Regulatory Affairs (TOPRA) x Sylvia Lobo + Vanessa Horne

Interested in a career in regulatory affairs? Have a read of Sylvia and Vanessa's route into the profession and learn about TOPRA and the SPIN group!

A Year of Adventure in FIP

"I had the privilege to work in the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) as a project coordinator of the Young Pharmacist Group (YPG). The work took a lot of energy and time, but nothing can compare to the experience of working with enthusiastic pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists around the globe." Read about Tommy Chen's experience with FIP and the YPG

Alternative Pharmacy Careers Conference: Where will your Pharmacy degree take you?

The APC conference aims to raise awareness of unconventional career paths that pharmacy students can pursue in the future and to showcase how many opportunities the MPharm degree offers.

My first EPSA Congress, but definitely not my last

"I’ve created a huge network of like-minded students from 37 different countries, made friends for life and gained a new perspective on the importance of pharmacy on an international level." - Would you turn down such an opportunity? If you're still not convinced then have a read of Lauren McGrail's experience at EPSA congress.

Boots Pharmacy Placement 2019

“The staff throughout the Pharmacy Placement were really supportive and were always available to answer any question I had. It was a great insight into all areas of pharmacy” - find out more about Boots summer placements here

The trials and tribulations of becoming Pharmacy Student? The argument for Widening Participation and Pharmacy

“What course are you applying for, Medicine?” “No, Pharmacy.” “Oh.” This type of response to my decision to study Pharmacy plagued me throughout my final year of sixth form, so much so that I found myself doubting my choice. - Kundai Gomwe describes her path to Pharmacy and the importanace of widening participation

Boots launches cystitis test and treat service

Boots is trialling a new cystitis test and treat service in 37 selected stores in London, Sheffield and Cardiff

From failing an MPharm to joining a Silicon Valley tech company

"Sometimes the opportunities are presenting themselves as failures. And sometimes you have to take advantage of these opportunities otherwise you might miss the train." - Find out about David Kološić how he came to create Pharmadelic

President Resignation

The President of the BPSA, Junel Ahmed, has stepped down with immediate effect due to conflicting priorities. The BPSA would like to express its gratitude to Junel for his dedication and commitment to the Association over the last five years. We wish him the best.For further information please contact or

Executive Co-option January 2019

The BPSA are currently holding a co-option for the vacant position of President. We are looking for someone who can join our current Executive team, and work with us in order to represent the voice of students to our stakeholders. The President will need to come into the team and support members of the Executive so that we can all work towards our BPSA vision.  

Insight: GP Pharmacist Prescriber x Siddiqur Rahman

One myth that persists concerning general practice is that you need to be a prescriber - Muhammad Siddiqur, dispels that myth and details his journey into GP land

Running for Pharmacy Support - Sébastien Bailey

Sebastien Bailey is running at the Brighton Marathon for Pharmacist Support - find out about why he is running for Pharmacist Support by learning more about the man himself!

Personalised Medicine – The Future of Healthcare?

Personalised medicine has been incorporated into various aspects of healthcare and has the potential to allow for patients to receive treatments which are very tailored towards their condition. Jagraj Thandi explains the importance of personalised medicine and how it may change the healthcare landscape. 

Student Exchange Programme Memories #USA

"The Student Exchange Programme, was indeed one of the most unforgettable experience in twenty-two years of my life" - Find out about Chloe Lim's USA experience!

Insight: Integrated Clinical Pharmacist x Temitope Asoto

Integrated Clinical Pharmacists are new breed of pharmacists they bridge the gap between health and social care to ensure people obtain the best possible outcomes from their medicines - Integration without care coordination cannot lead to integrated care. Temitope Asoto writes of her experience as an ICP. 

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Insight: CCG x Hannah Syed

Half way through my clinical diploma, I decided it was time for a change. I no longer felt challenged and dreamed of a p...

Insight: Joint Pre-Reg in Community and Education (Buttercups Tra…

So what brings an Irish girl living comfortably in Manchester all the way down to a place she’d never really been ...


Insight: RGU Pharmacy Law and Ethics Group x Katie Waghorn

RGU Pharmacy Law and Ethics (PLE) is an entirely student-led group, founded by Lara Seymour in 2015 at The Robert Gordon...

Banging, thumping, blinding

When is a headache more than just a headache? Find out how to tell the differences, what to advise and when to refer.&nb...

Pharmacy’s role in vascular disease

Community pharmacists could do significantly more to improve vascular health says Professor David Taylor

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