Category: Journalist

A Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) report after its November planning meeting has reignited debate about the Government’s attitude to the number of community pharmacies and what pharmacy bodies should do to safeguard them, as I found out for this

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We’ve all got that drawer or cupboard at home full of ‘stuff’: a random assortment of things like cables – but not the appliances they once powered – foreign currency that can’t be spent anywhere any more and a bunch

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As the wise philosopher Yoda once said: “Do. Or do not. There is no try” – which pretty much sums up the life of a freelance writer. You’re either doing it or you’re not, and when your livelihood depends on

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England is falling behind in Europe on markers for child health, and experts say no improvement is on the cards. I find out what we can do to help reverse this decline, in this feature for Training Matters magazine…

The UK is well known as a nation of animal lovers. From agricultural livestock to household pets, this has created a growing niche sector for pharmacy, and I find out how you can get involved in this feature for The

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From calorie counters to ovulation prediction, there are plenty of health apps out there claiming to simplify women’s self care and keep them well. But are these helpful, or might there be a downside to encouraging women to track their

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More than half of the world’s children struggle to read, and that’s causing inequalities beyond the developing world, as I find out in this story for Primary Times…

With a population living longer but in poorer health, there’s scope for pharmacy teams to help improve quality of life for older people. I found out how, in this feature for Training Matters magazine…

Diabetes is a growing problem in the UK, but particularly so for men who are more likely to develop the disease than women and more likely to experience life-changing or even life-ending consequences. The up side is that pharmacy interventions

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Visible humanity is something that women do really well, but so often we don’t feel comfortable expressing emotion in professional settings where any signs of ‘passion’ or ‘feelings’ are seen as weaknesses. I went to two events recently where the

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