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Success in the Pre-reg Year // Simon Harris

"You wouldn’t choose a hotel for your summer holiday without first reading reviews on it – treat your pre-reg the same!" Want some more pre-reg nuggets read on to gain from Simon Harris' top tips!

Insight: Diabetes UK x Charles Odiase

Diabetes UK is first and foremost the leading Diabetes charity in the UK, the mission is huge but in a nutshell creating a world where diabetes can do no harm. Charles Odiase is a Consultant Pharmacist in Primary Care and Diabetes read about the journey he titles 'the road less travelled.'

The Pennine Area Conference 2019 through Tara Crosby & Felicia Yew's eyes

Where are we off to? Why the BPSA Pennine Area Conference 2019 on mental health of course! Join Felicia and Tara on their journey to Lauren McGrail's recent area conference!

Community Pharmacy and Fuse:  a perfect prescription for pharmacists working in public health?

Blogs, research summaries, networking, research opportunities and research meetings; these are some of the ways in which Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health can support and promote a role for community pharmacy research in public health. Find out more about how they can help you!

Accompanied suicide – when is it okay to allow a terminally ill patient to die?

"I started to wonder about what the role of the pharmacist would be in accompanied suicide and what would be expected of us. I realised that I wanted to discover the views of other future pharmacists on this topic, and it was here that my dissertation was born." Partake in the survey here: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KZM5RZ6

Ten People On: ORIEL

Want to find out more about ORIEL? Interested to find out how other students felt about ORIEL? Well we asked ten final year students to share their thoughts on the ORIEL recruitment system, as well as their advice. 

Insight: Fight the Fakes x Noor Patel

Fight the Fakes is a global campaign aimed at a global problem. Their goal is to raise awareness about the pressing issue of falsified medicines. Noor Patel outlines their work and vision.

Mental Health: Know Silence, No Stigma

The BPSA's Western Area are holding a public campaign to give advice on how to handle personal mental health and how to help others going through mental illness. Theresa Chan details the importance of their campaign and educates us about stigma's.

Insight: Soar Beyond x Shailen Rao

Read about the path Shailen Rao took becoming the Managing Director and Owner of Soar Beyond, a pharmaceutical consultancy and provider of clinical pharmacist services after not being able to envision another 40 years in a community Pharmacy.

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!

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!

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.

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

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