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Comment, analysis and interviews from UK Pharmacy

88 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

Leyla Hannbeck on the future of the community pharmacy workforce

September 1st, 2021

50:23

We were very pleased to catch up with Leyla Hannbeck. Leyla is a pharmacist and CEO of the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies.


We …

Professor Larry Goodyer on community pharmacist prescribing competence, training, supervision and the future of community pharmacy clinical services

August 25th, 2021

57:51

Going into this series (with an open mind) we have made a few assumptions about the current 'lie of the community pharmacy training land' and it is largely that there is very little investment in community pharmacist …

New series: The future of community pharmacy vaccination services, training and autonomous practice

August 9th, 2021

30:38

This has been a very disruptive period in our recent history and community pharmacists across the land have been thrust to the fore. The …

Jonathan Underhill on competence, professionalism, micro-credentialing and a bright pharmacist future

July 15th, 2021

55:33

Well, it has been a while since we have recorded a podcast on Pharmacy in Practice so when I was recently in touch with friend of PIP Jonathan Underhill I suggested we have a chat.

And it was a fun, interesting and …

Is pharmacy ready for IR35?

April 21st, 2021

33:38

Laura Smith CTA is a Partner at Wylie & Bisset. We kick off a new season of podcasts on Pharmacy in Practice by talking to her about IR35. We have published a number of articles recently on this topic so thought it …

Amazon, digital dentistry and how community pharmacies fit

December 9th, 2020

30:15

We recently had the pleasure of chatting to the founder and owner of Instant Dentist Aalok Shukla. Instant dentist is an innovative collaborative …

Vision, politics, pharmacy clubs, elitism, free services and where community pharmacy goes next

October 7th, 2020

47:57

Ian Strachan is a community pharmacy owner contractor. He owns a number of pharmacies in England. He was the Chair of the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) between 2014 to 2018.


I have wanted to chat with Ian for a …

What can we learn from this tragic fatal warfarin error?

October 2nd, 2020

40:57

Failure to identify high-risk medication errors in patients with complex needs can have a fatal outcome, a recently published report warned.


The report, published by Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB), sets …

Naloxone, alcohol abuse, why drug deaths remain high and a role for community pharmacy

September 20th, 2020

52:48

Graham Parsons is the Chief Pharmacist at Turning Point. He is a pharmacist with a wide range of experience in many aspects of pharmacy.


As a specialist in Substance Misuse he has worked at both local, regional and …

Pharmacy law, fitness to practise and how to stay out of trouble

September 8th, 2020

39:52

I have never met a pharmacist or pharmacy technician that does not dread the letter of complaint from the GPhC dropping through the letterbox.


Unfortunately in the context of overall rising numbers of complaints being …

Duncan Rudkin on guiding the GPhC through a pandemic

September 2nd, 2020

48:12

I was very proud and grateful to get the chance to talk to the Chief Executive Officer of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) Duncan Rudkin.


How can community pharmacy improve collaboration with dentists?

August 19th, 2020

22:59

We recently had the pleasure of chatting to the founder and owner of Instant Dentist Aalok Shukla. Instant dentist is an innovative collaborative …

Why I want to be a pharmacist partner in a GP practice

August 16th, 2020

28:02

Darshan Negandhi is a Primary Care Network (PCN) clinical pharmacist. Previously he was Director and Superintendent Pharmacist at Lewisham Pharmacy in London.


He has recently made the move to work within the PCN and is …

What can a hepatitis C eradication service teach us about tackling COVID-19?

August 5th, 2020

29:19

Dr Andrew Radley is a consultant pharmacist in public health. He works in NHS Tayside and was recently a member of a successful team who managed to …

Is community pharmacy representation in need of an overhaul?

July 21st, 2020

48:23

David Wright, Professor of Pharmacy Practice from the School of Pharmacy at the University of East Anglia has lead an independent review of the roles …

Professor Harry McQuillan: 'Supply is not enough'

July 16th, 2020

49:37

Professor Harry McQuillan has been Chief Executive Officer of Community Pharmacy Scotland for 14 years. He has worked in a range of roles across …

Jonathan Burton on leading pharmacy out of a crisis

May 29th, 2020

58:02

Jonathan Burton is Chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Scottish Pharmacy Board and he has been on the frontline in community pharmacy throughout the COVID-19 crisis.


We caught up to have a chat about the myriad …

Interview with the founder of the newly formed Pre-registration and Newly Qualified Pharmacist Association

May 26th, 2020

37:13

Jasraj S Matharu is the founder of the Pre-registration and Newly Qualified Pharmacist Association (PNPA). He is currently a pre-registration student …

Career spotlight: Prescribing support pharmacist Dr Emily Kennedy

May 14th, 2020

33:11

Dr Emily Kennedy has worked as a prescribing support pharmacist in primary care in NHS Dumfries and Galloway for 16 years and now supervises 17 …

What does the pandemic teach us about the future of antibiotics?

May 12th, 2020

53:24

Stephen Hughes MBA, MSc, MPharm, is a consultant antimicrobial pharmacist at Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. 


We were lucky enough …

Yousaf Ahmad on coping in pharmacy during the pandemic

May 11th, 2020

34:03

In our latest podcast, we sat down with Chief Pharmacist Yousaf Ahmad. Amongst other roles, Yousaf is currently Chief Pharmacist at Care UK and was …

The potential legal ramifications of pharmacies using volunteers

April 15th, 2020

37:59

Our guest for this podcast was Andrea James. Andrea is a regulatory lawyer advising doctors, pharmacists, vets, teachers & other highly regulated …

Andrea James on the legal impact of COVID-19 on pharmacy

April 14th, 2020

44:54

Our guest for this podcast is Andrea James. Andrea is a regulatory lawyer advising doctors, pharmacists, vets, teachers & other highly regulated …

Professor Zubin Austin on what it means to be a pharmacist

February 27th, 2020

42:48

I dropped Professor Zubin Austin an email out of the blue inviting him on to join me on the PIP podcast to discuss a number of aspects of pharmacy. I was delighted to hear the 'ping' of his positive reply landing in my …

What can pharmacists learn from this tragic propranolol overdose?

February 18th, 2020

24:44

Emma was a 24-year-old pharmacy graduate. She had two degrees, was a high achiever and was making the most of her life.


Sadly Emma took an overdose …

Delving into the detail of NHS Pharmacy First with Matt Barclay

February 14th, 2020

54:12

I recently wrote an article about the Scottish NHS Pharmacy First service but I wanted to find out more so I got in touch with Director of Operations at Community Pharmacy Scotland, Matt Barclay.


He was good enough to …

Future pharmacy podcast: Will pharmacists be replaced by technology?

February 7th, 2020

41:13

Sometimes you have to try something completely different to uncover new perspectives on age-old problems. The profession of pharmacy as we know it …

The art of automation in community pharmacy

January 26th, 2020

58:40

Gary Paragpuri is the former editor of the Chemist and Druggist magazine. He is now CEO of the specialist consultancy firm called Hub and Spoke …

Do pharmacists make too many dispensing errors?

January 23rd, 2020

42:31

Greg Lawton is a pharmacist specialising in patient and medicines safety, staffing, data protection, privacy and healthcare policy.


We were lucky to …

The entrepreneurial pharmacist who was inspired to start her own business

January 8th, 2020

49:16

Francesca Aaen is a pharmacist consultant and runs her consultancy called Aaen Care. Aaen Care delivers medicines and healthcare-related training, …

What is a pharmacist?

January 2nd, 2020

1:01:53

Gavin Birchall is a pharmacist, designer and marketer who has created, led and marketed businesses at senior level and carried out the first research into the brand of pharmacy on the planet. Having spent 15 years in …

Time to highlight the unspoken misery of the HRT shortages

December 28th, 2019

40:33

Emma Hartley is a freelance journalist from London. She wrote a story recently on the topic of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) shortages. The article examined the on-going HRT shortages and sought to find answers. …

Dr Ollie Hart on being a PCN Clinical Director, the importance of patient activation and why coaching is so important in pharmacy

December 15th, 2019

32:32

Dr Ollie Hart is a GP partner, Primary Care Network (PCN) Clinical Director and also owns Peak Health Coaching. Ollie Practises in Sheffield and I met him recently for the first time at a meeting in London. We got …

How a communication error and subsequent medication mix up led to the death of a patient

December 13th, 2019

40:16

We recently ran a story about a new report that highlighted the fact that poorly implemented ePMA (electronic prescribing and medicines …

Mental health pharmacist Dolly Sud on community pharmacy, research golden nuggets and why you should support the College of Mental Health Pharmacy

December 4th, 2019

48:39

Dolly Sud is a Specialist Mental Health Pharmacist and PhD student. She is also a member of Cochrane and College of Mental Health Pharmacy.


We …

Miles Briggs MSP on workforce pressures, pharmacy first and looking to the future by investing in Scottish pharmacy

November 13th, 2019

49:26

We were delighted to be joined by Miles Briggs MSP on the PIP podcast. Miles is a Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party MSP for Lothian. He is …

Emma and Johnny discuss being failed medics, barefoot doctors, record access, pharmacy politics, leadership, credentialing, Twitter spats, bullying and Brexit

October 20th, 2019

1:22:17

Emma Davies recently took over as host of the PIP podcast and was kind enough to interview editor Johnathan Laird. It was a really interesting …

NAWP President on the gender pay gap, snowy white peaks, the PDA and the future of women in pharmacy

October 16th, 2019

35:32

We were proud to welcome pharmacist Anita White who is President of the National Association of Women Pharmacists (NAWP). We discussed all things …

The pharmacists running 30 half marathons in 30 days

September 28th, 2019

18:41

I was genuinely humbled to catch up with Alastair McMurray who is undertaking one of the most epic challenges I have come across. He is undertaking a mammoth Sportathon for three charities over the months of August and …

Talking pharmacy business with PharmaDoctor CEO Graham Thoms

September 21st, 2019

36:03

Graham Thoms has recently taken on the role of CEO at PharmaDoctor. He has had a very interesting career in the pharmaceutical industry and was a …

Secrets from a pharmacist on the front line

September 16th, 2019

31:56

Robert Liddington was kind enough to join us on the podcast to talk about his extremely interesting career so far. Robert spent almost 18 years in …

Hayley Gorton on suicide prevention through community pharmacy

September 9th, 2019

37:24

Dr Hayley Gorton is Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice at The University of Huddersfield. She is a community pharmacist by background but in recent years she has developed a research interest in suicide prevention …

The great Australian pharmacist prescribing conundrum

September 5th, 2019

37:49

I was recently invited to chat about pharmacist prescribing by an Australian colleague called Tyson Clarke. Tyson is CEO of retail training software …

How has the recently updated BTS/SIGN asthma guideline changed?

August 28th, 2019

35:01

The SIGN/BTS asthma guideline was recently updated. This update will have an impact on how many healthcare professionals care for people with asthma across the UK. We were fortunate to have the two co-chairs, Dr James …

Professor Claire Anderson on PCNs, transparency, prescribing and the future of the RPS

August 24th, 2019

45:45

Professor Claire Anderson Chair of the English Pharmacy Board was kind enough to join us on the podcast to talk about her exciting new role in the …

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

August 18th, 2019

1:08:44

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

1:00:43

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

56:27

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

38:20

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

34:03

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

44:20

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

37:15

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

28:49

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

36:42

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

45:29

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

30:21

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

47:29

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

21:24

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

26:12

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

7:25

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

17:41

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

31:36

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

18:50

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

53:25

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

26:36

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

46:11

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

25:50

 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

54:25

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

32:40

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

40:05

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

33:00

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

20:37

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

18:43

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

31:54

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

29:19

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

32:52

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

43:39

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

38:43

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

33:34

 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

13:20

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

36:12

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

3:17

 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

24:39

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

4:02

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

9:42

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

7:25

Brexit shambles, drug shortages and the role pharmacists can play

Award winning Knights Pharmacy talk to PIP

December 19th, 2018

7:00

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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