Pharmacy In Practice Podcast

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Comment, analysis and interviews from UK Pharmacy

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Jonathan Burton talks all things RPS as he takes up his new role as Scottish Pharmacy Board Chair

August 18th, 2019


Jonathan Burton has worked in community pharmacy all his professional life. He founded and remains co-owner of The Right Medicine Pharmacy in Scotland. He has championed community pharmacy over the years and has applied …

Welsh CPhO Andrew Evans on the opportunities for pharmacy in Wales and beyond

August 13th, 2019


Andrew Evans is the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Wales. At Pharmacy in Practice, we were extremely proud to welcome Andrew on to the podcast to talk about all things pharmacy.

We have outlined the questions we …

Ewan Maule on primary care networks, the future of pharmacy and what the rise in trade union membership says about the state of our profession

August 4th, 2019


Ewan Maule is Head of Medicines Optimisation at Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group and has also recently been elected as the Vice President of …

David Kološić on what community pharmacy can learn from the booming health tech sector

July 19th, 2019


David Kološić is an Associate Solution Consultant at Veeva Healthcare. This podcast is all about David's career so far and the advice he would give …

Jonathan Underhill on rewarding pharmacists, leadership and the importance of evidence based medicine

July 5th, 2019


Pharmacist Jonathan Underhill is a Medicines Clinical Adviser at the NICE Medicines and Prescribing Programme. He is also currently Medicines Optimisation Lead at Keele University and a member of the scientific …

Andre Yeung on election to the RPS board, green shoots of hope in community pharmacy and his mission to make things better

June 15th, 2019


Andre Yeung is a pharmacist, NHS England Network Chair and architect of the Digital Minor Ailments Referral service. By his own admission, he is on a mission to make stuff better for patients.

He was recently elected …

Community pharmacy prescribing in Scotland, the need for more funding and hope for the future

June 6th, 2019


Sam Falconer is a community pharmacist. His current role is that of pharmacy manager at Kilwinning’s Townhead Pharmacy.

Sam and his team are carving …

Innovative pharmacy technician tackles opioid crisis

June 1st, 2019


Alyssa Stanlake is a Canadian pharmacy technician who works as an operation manager in a community pharmacy in Whistler. Alyssa works for Pier Health, a community pharmacy which specialises in supporting people who have …

Medicinal cannabis changed my life

May 29th, 2019


A few years ago our guest Mark Leaning had viral meningitis. This, unfortunately, resulted in him subsequently suffering from regular seizures. These …

Ade Williams on the intellectual challenges facing pharmacy, why community matters and hope for the future

May 24th, 2019


Ade Williams is the lead pharmacist at Bedminster Pharmacy, a Healthy Living Pharmacy in South Bristol. He actively works to increase public …

The new BPSA President on what students want, student behaviour on social media and who on earth is leading pharmacy

May 3rd, 2019


Pharmacy student Regan McCahill was recently elected President of the BPSA. Regan was kind enough to join us for what turned out to be a really …

Stephen-Andrew Whyte on a career in paediatrics, sexism, what the point of pharmacy is and where we are going

May 1st, 2019


Stephen-Andrew Whyte is an advanced clinical practitioner, has an interest in child health and is an all-around educationalist. We are also extremely proud to have the benefit of Stephen's insight as a member of the …

What do community pharmacists need to know to care for people with coeliac disease?

April 29th, 2019


Fiona Headridge is a specialist dietetic practitioner for Coeliac Disease. She works for the NHS in Tayside. We caught up to talk about all aspects of the Scottish community pharmacy led gluten-free service.

Fiona has …

What do GP's and others really think of community pharmacy?

April 16th, 2019


Authors Hindi AMK, Schafheutle EI and Jacobs S were involved in the publication of a qualitative study recently with the following title:

Community …

Podcast: BPSA conference Monday round up

April 15th, 2019


This week in Nottingham the British Pharmaceutical Students' Association are holding their annual conference. The theme this year is global pharmacy.

Pharmacy technicians down under: the Australian experience

April 10th, 2019


A recent study led by pharmacy technicians in Australia saved thousands of dollars by preventing waste of medicines. The pharmacy technicians …

Daniel Greenwood on emerging roles for pharmacists working in emergency departments

March 27th, 2019


Due to a shortage of emergency department doctors and nurses, hospitals have started to employ pharmacists who have additional clinical skills, known as Emergency Department Pharmacist Practitioners, to help deliver …

In conversation with the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer of Scotland Rose-Marie Parr

March 26th, 2019


There is little doubt that the profession of pharmacy in Scotland is thriving. We were extremely proud to share some time catching up with Rose-Marie Parr, the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Scotland. 

We had a great …

Hemant Patel on pharmacists doing everything except surgery

March 24th, 2019


Hemant Patel, FRPharmS, DipPharmacol, M.I.Mg is the secretary at North East London Local Pharmaceutical Committee and four-time former president of …

Meet the author: Cathy Geeson describes the relevance of the newly developed MOAT tool in practice

March 19th, 2019


Cathy Geeson was the first pharmacist to receive a Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Her …

Claire Thompson on being a leading woman in science

March 17th, 2019


There is no doubt that Claire Thompson is a leading light in the pharmaceutical world. She was good enough to take time out from running her business, Agility Health Tech, to have a chat about where she has been and …

Ian Rudd on the new "Scottish pharmacotherapy service" and pharmacy in the Highlands

March 15th, 2019


 In this podcast, we catch up with Ian Rudd who is the Director of Pharmacy in NHS Highland. Our chat explores how the geography of the highlands fo Scotland present barriers but also opportunities for pharmacy …

Emma Davies on bullying in pharmacy, Brexit and Johnny's lack of leadership training

March 12th, 2019


Emma Davies joined me on the podcast this week. We talked in depth about bullying in pharmacy, leadership and tried to avoid talking about Brexit.

Gregory Lawton on pharmacy technicians yesterday, today and tomorrow

March 9th, 2019


One of the co-authors of the recently published Pharmacy Technician report Gregory Lawton was good enough to talk to us about the report now that it has been published in its entirety. 

If you are interested in the …

PDA reveal early plans for outcome based community pharmacy pilot in Dudley

February 28th, 2019


The Pharmacists Defence Association (PDA), recently announced the organisation’s plan to test a new model for community pharmacy in Dudley later this year. The pilot is set to include eight to ten community pharmacies. …

Podcast: CwPAMS - A unique project to fight back global antimicrobial resistance

February 26th, 2019


The Commonwealth Pharmacy Association have said they are very excited to announce the UK Department of Health and Social Care’s Fleming Fund will support 12 selected health partnerships’ antimicrobial stewardship …

Professor Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar - How to write a pharmacy encyclopaedia

February 20th, 2019


Professor Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar is a Professor in Medicines and Healthcare at the Department of Pharmacy, School of Applied Sciences at the University …

Dr Lawrence 'LB' Brown - What is pharmacy like in America?

February 16th, 2019


FAPhA. Dr. Lawrence “LB” Brown is Associate Dean of Student and Academic Affairs and a Full Professor in the school of pharmacy, where he will be …

Cathrine Edgeworth talks consultant pharmacists, aesthetics and CRPS

February 8th, 2019


Dr Cathrine Edgeworth is a consultant  clinical pharmacist with over 25 years NHS experience. She now runs her own aesthetics business. She is also …

Podcast: Mark Pitt - What is the point of the Pharmacist Defence Association Union?

February 5th, 2019


We were extremely lucky to be joined by Mark Pitt the Director of Defence Services, PDA union. Mark spent 20 years working in community pharmacy …

Podcast: Philip Galt on the opportunities for Scottish community pharmacy

January 31st, 2019


I had the pleasure of chatting to Superintendent pharmacist Philip Galt. Philip is managing Director of Lindsay and Gilmour community pharmacy chain …

Risk, dispensing errors, pharmacy and what we can learn from aviation

January 26th, 2019


I was very proud to welcome airline captain and medical doctor Niall Downey on to the podcast to talk about all things risk related in pharmacy. We …

New Scottish community pharmacist independent prescribing course

January 26th, 2019


I took a trip to Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy in Aberdeen earlier this week to chat to Trudi Mcintosh about the brand new community …

Podcast: What is it like to be a pre-registration pharmacist in Scotland?

January 25th, 2019


 Josh Miller is a pre-registration pharmacist completing his training in Scotland. He was kind enough to have a blether about all things pharmacy. We covered life as a pre-reg, the new five-year university course and …

Pharmacy manager Amanda Smith describes knife attack

January 13th, 2019


In a staggering act of bravery, pharmacy manager Amanda Smith and dispenser Denise Briscoe remained in the pharmacy which allowed staff members to flee the scene making sure no-one got hurt. They also waited with the …

Podcast: Hospital pharmacy, non-clinical pharmacist snowflakes and bullying

January 12th, 2019


This week we had great fun speaking to The Hospital MPharm. The Hospital MPharm has a very interesting Facebook page on which she welcomes contributors to share experiences from their working day in hospital pharmacy. …

Scottish minor ailments service study results announced

January 9th, 2019


 A new report commissioned by Community Pharmacy Scotland (CPS) demonstrates the popularity of the Minor Ailment Service (MAS) among patients, with …

Podcast: What is it like to be a locum pharmacist in Scotland?

January 9th, 2019


William Johnson is a community pharmacist locum working in Scotland. He was kind enough to take some time out to chat to us about the issues facing locum community pharmacists in Scotland.  

College of Mental Health Pharmacy partners with Pharmacy in Practice

December 30th, 2018


The College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP) and Pharmacy in Practice have announced a partnership with the core aim of promoting the role of …

Reliever inhaler overuse and how to find those high risk asthmatic patients in community pharmacy

December 23rd, 2018


Reliever inhaler overuse and how to find those high risk asthmatic patients in community pharmacy

Brexit shambles, drug shortages and the role pharmacists can play

December 20th, 2018


Brexit shambles, drug shortages and the role pharmacists can play

Award winning Knights Pharmacy talk to PIP

December 19th, 2018


The team at Knights Pharmacy won an award recently for their work raising awareness of pancreatic cancer. Today we chatted about how community pharmacy is central to this important work.

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