Practice

Supporting staff-led services

With community pharmacies under increasing pressure to offer more services, Leanne Beverley considers the crucial role of support staff.

From retail to RoE

For former RoE Awards finalist Richard Stephenson, being named Highly Commended in the 2014 Retail Skills category opened lots of doors and boosted his flourishing career.

Utilising pharmacy technicians

With more focus being put on the role of the pharmacy technician, Tess Fenn looks at how the profession can be best utilised to improve patient care.

All change

Well’s Highgate store has undergone significant changes recently, and Charley Young has been a part of every stage of the transformation.

Untapped potential

Pharmacies are doing a lot for patients, but have the potential to provide so much more in terms of diagnostic services.

GPhC revalidation explained

As the GPhC launches its consultation on revalidation, Tess Fenn looks at how the proposed changes will affect every registered pharmacy technician

Awards season is upon us…

Winning an award is a fantastic achievement, and it can also send your career in unexpected directions, as Leanne Beverley discovered.

Be media savvy

It’s important for pharmacy teams to get their voices heard and share their knowledge and experience both locally and nationally, says NPA’s head of communications Stephen Fishwick.

An exceptional apprentice

An apprenticeship opportunity at LloydsPharmacy presented Lacey Garrett with the challenge she’d been looking for and she’s loving every minute.

Pharmacy and social media

With social media becoming an ever-increasing part of life, Leanne Beverley considers the benefits and pitfalls of this modern medium.

Health hubs

There’s an opportunity for pharmacies to become public health and wellbeing centres, says Sue Hobdey, NPA head of learning and development.

Professional practice

Tess Fenn explains how APTUK gives pharmacy technicians the opportunity to network, keep abreast of changes and further their career

The Quality Payments Scheme

With Quality Payments on everyone’s minds, Leanne Beverley considers the importance of pharmacies and staff embracing the scheme.

Inspiring success

We caught up with former RoE Award winner Deepali Bij to find out where her career has taken her since she scooped the 2015 Counter Intelligence Award.

Health champions: a key role in the success of HLP

With the introduction of Quality Payments in April, Healthy Living Pharmacies and health champions are once again in the spotlight.

Making a difference in the community

While the basics remain the same, Sally Watson relishes the fact that every day in pharmacy brings fresh challenges and surprises.

Looking to the future

With a background in biochemistry, a passion for customer care and an eagerness to learn, Hollie Westwood is perfectly placed to help her customers improve their health

Becoming a Dementia Friend

Joanne Taylor explores how becoming a Dementia Friend can help both your pharmacy and your community.

Making time for everyone

For MCA Valerie Davies, working at Potter Street Pharmacy in Harlow is all about being there to help others in their time of need.

Adapting to change in the workplace

Joanne Taylor opens up about starting her new job and the difficulties involved in accepting change.
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