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New Beginnings, New Adventures.

Many people only have one New Year’s resolution every year, on the 1st of January. But we students have both the 1st of January and also the first day back at university to start afresh and set new goals- read Noors advice on how to make an adventure out of new beginnings. 

Pharmacy Practice Research Around the World

On Wednesday the 15th of February (2017), Professor Derek Stewart, a former RGU student, delivered a professorial lecture which I attended. His lecture explored the University’s ‘Pharmacy Practice Research Around the World’ and how it has affected patients, organisations and other professionals alike. The three main programmes of research that Professor Stewart touched on were complementary and alternative medicines, medication in older people, and pharmacist prescribing.

People with dementia need more support with their meds

People with dementia are struggling to manage their medication, exposing them to side-effects, errors and non-adherence

AYP Week launched

The theme of this year’s Ask Your Pharmacist week, which will run from 6-13 November, is ‘Discover your local pharmacy’.

GPhC welcomes positive PSA review

The GPhC has met all of the Professional Standards Authority’s standards for good regulation in 2016/17

More accessible prescribing data

OpenPrescribing.net is a new online platform that enables users to quickly and easily access prescribing information.

Summer Placements

Hopefully you’re now back at uni and steaming through your assignments, or piling them up in the corner hoping they will disappear! Well it’s time to start thinking about what you are going to do with next summer to fill up your CV. What opportunities are available for pharmacy students?

Taking folic acid 'a wise move' to reduce stroke risk says HSIS

The HSIS statement came in response to further evidence suggesting folic acid can cut stroke risk by lowering levels of homocysteine in the blood

43% of online primary care services not ‘safe’, CQC finds

The regulator identified causes for concern including inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics and failure to share information with a patient's GP

5 Year Pharmacy Degrees? A closer look at the Nottingham 5 Year course

Tom Gray, Head of Professional and Clinical Leadership at Nottingham University discusses the fruition of the Nottingham 5 year Pharmacy degree and outlines his thoughts on the GPhC initial education and training proposal.   

The BPSA's draft response to the GPhC's proposed changes to initial education and training standards for Pharmacists

The BPSA's draft response to the GPhC's initial education and training consultation for comment. Comments  and queries should be sent to publications@bpsa.co.uk.

Guidance issued on Falsified Medicines Directive

Guidance has been published to help pharmacies understand and implement the EU Falsified Medicines Directive

Insight: Global Pharmacy x Jane Msumba

'I truly believe pharmacy is an incredibly exciting and versatile profession, as it really does open doors for us as students once we graduate into a whole host of fascinating domains.'

Insight: TED x Mark Clymer

"The great attribute of the pharmacy profession is the wide breadth of knowledge and skills we have and we are in a position to work with patients and other healthcare professionals to shape patient care across the health and social care system to improve people’s lives. " Find out how Mark Clyme embodies this principle in his role with TEDxNHS

Insight: TED x Mark Clymer

"The great attribute of the pharmacy profession is the wide breadth of knowledge and skills we have and we are in a position to work with patients and other healthcare professionals to shape patient care across the health and social care system to improve people’s lives. " Find out how Mark Clymer embodies this ethos in his role with TEDxNHS

Insight: TED x Mark Clymer

"The great attribute of the pharmacy profession is the wide breadth of knowledge and skills we have and we are in a position to work with patients and other healthcare professionals to shape patient care across the health and social care system to improve people’s lives." Find out how Mark Clymer embodies this ethos in his role with TEDxNHS

Insight: NMC x Ruth Wakeman

"Pharmacists have a lot of transferable skills that enable us to undertake policy roles. We tend to have a good eye for detail and are able to read, understand and communicate complicated information to different audiences and we are used to juggling multiple priorities." Ruth Wakeman of the NMC outlines her involvement in the world of policy

My joint Pre-Reg in Community and Education & Training

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 programme by reading this article!

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