The Global Goals and Pharmacy

I believe pharmacists and pharmacy students can, should, and will play a vital role in achieving the Global Goals, ensuring sustainable infrastructure and accessible medication for all, irrespective of one’s nationality or culture. The BPSA's very own Western Area Coordinator Rhys Llewellyn, highlights the importance of WHO's Global goals and Pharmacy!

Pharmacy students and careers in Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)

The consistent challenge faced by pharmacists always concerns experience and highlighting the financial value that you bring to any organisation. Meera Parkash advises the students of today on how to progress in a shifting landscape and details her journey as a CCG Pharmacist.

Meet your 2018/19 Exec

June saw the new executive being ushered in, it is thus pertinent to introduce you to the faces of those who will be representing you and the other dozen of Pharmacy students over the next year. 

Volunteering can be life changing!

What can you get out of volunteering? Can volunteering bring about a positive change? Is volunteering worth it? So many questions can be asked about whether volunteering is valuable - Saffah explores the benefits of volunteering through sharing her experiences.

Ten top tips for your Pre-reg year!

Your pre-reg year is probably flying by and if not then you'll find yourself in it sooner than you think! So why not have a peak at these 10 tips.

Insight: The NHS Youth Forum x Jake Ashton

Although the NHS Youth Forum is a national project, ran by the British Youth Council and NHS England, not very many people have heard about it. Now you've heard of it, why not find out more through the eyes of a former member!

A Dose of Pharmacy Marketing?

Becoming a pharmacist can feel like an immense challenge. A mountain to reach the summit of or an ocean to swim across. But why stop there? Gavin Birchall shares his Pharmacy journey and route to forming a Healthcare marketing agency and writing the PMF...the Pharmacy Marketing Formulary.

CCA: FMD "must not disrupt" medicines supply after Brexit

FMD“must not disrupt” the medicines supply chain after Brexit – and pharmacies should be fully compensated if the UK departs from the Directive, the Company Chemists' Association has said

Supporting smokers to quit: A summary of resources

PHE has developed a summary document to support healthcare professionals in discussing the latest information on stop smoking aids and advising patients wishing to participate in Stoptober

NHS campaign targets incorrect free prescription claims

A new campaign that encourages patients to check whether they are entitled to free prescriptions before claiming them is calling on pharmacists to help raise awareness of the issue

NICE sets standards for meds management in social care settings

The standards deal with assessing if people need help with their medicines and deciding what medicines support they need to manage their medicines

NHS workforce increases by 1.6 per cent in a year

A total of 1,230,000 FTEs were employed by the health service in England across NHS Trusts, CCGs, NHS support organisations and central bodies as well as in General Practice

NHS Choices is no more...

Changes to the NHS website include more accessible content, better mobile device experience, new content for helping people to manage long-terms conditions, and improved page design

Scotland plans major extension of Minor Ailments Scheme

The Scottish Government has announced that the country’s Minor Ailment Service will be extended to every person in Scotland “within the coming year” and will cover a wider range of common conditions

June 2018 Registration Assessment Feedback

On Monday 16th July, the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA) President, Junel Ahmed and the BPSA Graduate Officer, Abdallah Alkhalaf attended a meeting with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) to present the Registration Assessment Feedback Report for the June 2018 sitting.

Pharmacy organisations to meet with MPs

Representatives of the community pharmacy profession are hosting a Parliamentary briefing to highlight pharmacy's role in caring for people with long-term conditions

Interview: PSNC's Simon Dukes

Simon Dukes has taken on the toughest job in UK pharmacy and he’s going to need all his experience to sort out the mess

Two in three would see a pharmacist over a GP for minor ailments

The public views pharmacists as a trusted source of advice, and most would see a pharmacist over a GP for minor self-treatable conditions, new research suggests

RPS condemns the cuts – again

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society in England has reaffirmed its opposition to the community pharmacy funding cuts

DHSC to exercise powers to control cost of specials

A series of recent articles claim the NHS is spending as much as £30 million a year paying high prices for unlicensed medicines available cheaply elsewhere

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