Preparation in Pursuit of the MPharm

It’s everyone’s favourite time of year, no not Christmas, but exams season! The time of year when you’re attempting to cram in revision whilst completing your assignments and coursework and if you’re like me, time never seems to be on your side. However, it’s something we all will face in pursuit of our MPharm degrees and if you’re struggling to organise yourself in preparing for your exam whilst making your deadlines here are a few things that you can try to help you.

Pharmacy sale prices up as demand holds firm

Pharmacy sale prices rose by 12 per cent in 2016 and demand from buyers looks set to continue, says Christie & Co

Ulcerative colitis care inadequate

Many patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) are not being managed adequately in primary care, according to a new independent clinical review.

Numark launches funding cuts toolkit

Numark launches a new toolkit to help pharmacies develop a robust action plan to combat the negative impact of funding cuts.

‘Give up, Take up’: Heart Research UK’s New Year’s message

The charity is encouraging people to ditch harmful habits and replace them with healthy ones.

Update: Special guidance

Recent RPS guidance puts the prescribing of specials back under the microscope

BPSA Public Health Campaign: The Cardiff Story

As a National Representative of the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA) at the Cardiff School of Pharmacy I work with fellow BPSA National Representatives here at the school to organise various events throughout the academic year. I have been very fortunate to be part of a strong, friendly and proactive team whose aim is to get more pharmacy students involved with the BPSA. We understand that not every pharmacy student is able to participate in BPSA events so we decided that one way we could get pharmacy students to be more involved was by carrying out a BPSA Public Health Campaign here in our own School of Pharmacy.

Raising Awareness!

  Despite the best efforts of many, pharmacy teams still tend to operate in traditional sector-specific silos with little communication or collaboration between them. As financial and operational challenges really start to hit our workloads we have less time to discuss problems or learn and share with others, even as the wider benefits of multidisciplinary collaboration become more important. Despite these pressures, most of us still find time to be active online.  On average, social media users in 2015 had 5 to 6 different social media accounts - 320 million of which were on Twitter - and it’s here that we bring together pharmacy professionals looking to break out of their silos, communicate, network, collaborate and innovate.

Pharmacy clinical services review gets positive response

Professional bodies have welcomed a review of community pharmacy clinical services by the King’s Fund

King's Fund clinical services review – reaction

Pharmacy bodies have responded with positively to Richard Murray's clinical services review

BREAKING: NPA splits from Pharmacy Voice

The NPA has given notice that it will not continue to fund Pharmacy Voice beyond the end of 2017, the association’s chairman Ian Strachan has announced today.

NPA applies to High Court for Judicial Review

The NPA has applied to the High Court for a Judicial Review of the DoH's decision to cut community pharmacy funding in England.

GPhC launches consultation on tech training standards

The GPhC has launched a consultation on draft initial education and training standards for pharmacy technicians.

RPS calls for pharmacists to prescribe for LTCs

Community pharmacists must be able to routinely prescribe medicines for people with long-term conditions, says RPS

Collaboration key to expanding public health role

A new report has identified opportunities and challenges for community pharmacy to enhance their public health role  

Antibiotic scripts fall for the first time in England

New PHE data has recorded a 4.3 per cent decline in antibiotic prescriptions in England

Helen Gordon to leave RPS for Royal Society of Medicine

Helen Gordon is stepping down from her role as CEO of the RPS in February 2017 to join the Royal Society of Medicine

Simpler health information key to self care

Improving health literacy with simpler health information could support self care, suggests a new survey by RB

Dangers of self-diagnosis highlighted by RPS survey

Over half of UK adults self diagnose when feeling unwell, while more than three-quarters seek medical advice from the internet, reveals RPS survey.

Pharmacy still underused for self care advice

Almost half of Britons wouldn't visit a pharmacy first for advice on treating common ailments, finds a new report for Self Care Week

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