Practice

Pancreatic cancer – the role of the pharmacy team

This module will help you spot potential symptoms of pancreatic cancer among pharmacy customers, to help aid early diagnosis

Focus on flu

As the community pharmacy flu vaccination service season looms, Leanne Beverley urges pharmacy staff to get involved and make this the most successful year yet.

Supervision: part 1

In this, the first of two articles on supervision, Tess Fenn discusses why this issue is important and where it fits in with current policy

Opportunity knocks

After starting her career working in Sainsbury's in Hampshire, the opportunity arose for Helen Griffen to move to the store’s pharmacy. Now a dispensing assistant and team leader, she hasn’t looked back since.

Here comes the sun

Travel PGDs offer pharmacy teams yet another way to engage with customers and highlight pharmacy as the first port of call for health, says the NPA.

The ins and outs of awareness campaigns

Participating in health campaigns is a great way for pharmacies to raise awareness of conditions and boost engagement with the community, says Leanne Beverley.

Let's celebrate

At a time of celebration in the pharmacy calendar, Tess Fenn considers the importance of recognising the work of pharmacy staff.

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.
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