Category: Journalist

Since the community pharmacist consultation service (CPCS) launched last October, the benefits have been unsurprising but there have been some unexpected challenges, as I find out in this feature for Independent Community Pharmacist magazine…

With treatments becoming more widely available for people with cystic fibrosis, I find out how community pharmacy has increasing opportunities to help this patient group, in this feature for Training Matters…

Pharmacists help people look after their health issues every day, but what do they do when they – or their staff – are unwell? I look at how to recognise when something in wrong, and strategies for coping, in this

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Disgruntled supermarket shoppers have been making the news for leaving unwanted excess packaging at the till while bagging up their groceries. With so many kinds of packaging and containers still not widely accepted by household recycling waste schemes, I find

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Pharmacist Roz Gittins tells me about her route to her latest role as director of pharmacy for Humankind, a national third sector provider specialising in substance misuse, in this feature for The Pharmacist magazine…

The new year is always a good time to assess your career and get motivated to find the job you want in 2020. Working out what you really want to do is half the battle when it comes to looking

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As Public Health England publishes the first ever review of dependence and withdrawal problems associated with five classes of common medicines, I investigate the role that pharmacy teams can play in helping tackle these issues in this feature for Training

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Tucked away in the dispensary, pharmacy fridges play a small but vital role in storing volatile or high-value medicines, as I find out in this feature for P3 magazine…

The latest NHS data shows an increase in referrals to talking therapies, as well as a rise in recovery rates for people experiencing anxiety and depression. I find out how pharmacy teams can help customers spot the symptoms and access

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Community pharmacy in the north-east of England is well prepared for the arrival of primary care networks. I find out about a host of innovative services already yielding promising results across the region, in this feature for Pharmacy magazine…