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A day in the life of a pharmacist advanced clinical practitioner

Source: Stephanie Ghartey Pharmacist advanced clinical practitioner, Stephanie Ghartey assesses, examines, diagnoses and treats patients as part of her role in ambulatory care As an advanced clinical practitioner (ACP) within the ambulatory emergency care unit at Whittington Hospital in Highgate, north London,  I encounter different and complex clinical issues each day. ACPs are highly trained and …

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What role can pharmacy play in the social prescribing revolution?

Source: PA Images Men’s sheds offer men the opportunity to meet, chat, or just do some woodwork It would be easy to knock the ‘blokey-ness’ of the men’s sheds movement. The financial partner of its representative body, the UK Men’s Sheds Association, is Ronseal paint. It’s ‘Shed of the Year’ awards are sponsored by Triton, …

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A day in the life of a chronic pain pharmacist

Source: Peter Farley Peter Farley, a pharmacist in the chonic pain team in South Staffordshire, regularly gives presentations to patients living with chronic pain I work two days per week as a pharmacist in the multidisciplinary chronic pain team in South Staffordshire, which forms part of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The team includes physiotherapists, …

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How to keep your community pharmacy running during the COVID-19 pandemic

Unlike many other public services and businesses, community pharmacies will continue to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic to deliver essential counselling, information and medicines supply to patients and local communities[1],[2]. With a significant increase in demand for medicines, coupled with a change in public behaviour — such as panic buying over-the-counter painkillers in response to the …

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Five ways to promote self-care for you and your team during COVID-19

Source: Shutterstock.com Self-care for frontline pharmacy teams is more important than ever before. With reports of abuse from patients, exhaustion from working longer hours and anxiety over the lack of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an unprecedented risk of physical and mental burnout.  The World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidance for frontline …

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