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

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Hemant Patel on pharmacists doing everything except surgery
Hemant Patel, FRPharmS, DipPharmacol, M.I.Mg is the secretary at North East London Local Pharmaceutical Committee and four-time former president of the RPSGB. He was kind enough to take some time on a Saturday morning to catch up on the podcast. We discussed his vision for pharmacy and delved into a project he is involved with in North London which features the creation of High street clinics. If you prefer to never miss an episode you can subscribe on your preferred podcast platform. Just click on the links below to get going. Click here to subscribe on Anchor Click here to subscribe on Apple Podcasts Click here to subscribe on Google Podcasts Click here to subscribe on Spotify Click here to subscribe on Breaker Click here to subscribe on Overcast Click here to subscribe on Pocketcast Click here to subscribe on Radio Public Click here to subscribe on PodBean Click here to subscribe on Stitcher
53:25
March 24, 2019
Meet the author: Cathy Geeson describes the relevance of the newly developed MOAT tool in practice
Cathy Geeson was the first pharmacist to receive a Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Her research involved the development of a prediction tool to help hospital pharmacists identify patients at highest risk of preventable medication-related problems. The newly developed Medicines Optimisation Assessment (MOAT) tool has potential to predict those patients most at risk of moderate or severe preventable ‘medication-related problems’. The findings of this research were recently published and Cathy was kind enough to join us on the podcast to explain the results and the implication in practice.   If you prefer to never miss an episode you can subscribe on your preferred podcast platform. Just click on the links below to get going. Click here to subscribe on Anchor Click here to subscribe on Apple Podcasts Click here to subscribe on Google Podcasts Click here to subscribe on Spotify Click here to subscribe on Breaker Click here to subscribe on Overcast Click here to subscribe on Pocketcast Click here to subscribe on Radio Public Click here to subscribe on PodBean Click here to subscribe on Stitcher
26:36
March 19, 2019
Claire Thompson on being a leading woman in science
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 what her plans for the future are. We discussed Claire's role as a leading woman in science, sexism and her Northern Irish heritage. Claire has more than 15 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry spanning the large multi-nationals GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer, virtual and Contract Research Organisations. Having taken a range of therapeutic products through clinical Phases 1 to 3, she thrives on translating innovative technologies into healthcare products and shaping technical and organisational strategies. Exceptional communication is key in everything she does. Whether it is writing investor communications, technical and regulatory reports, Trade Press articles or talking at international conferences, Claire’s focus is on conveying a message in an impactful manner to the target audience. Claire holds a degree in Biochemistry from the University of St. Andrews and a PhD from the School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham. Claire also holds Honorary Senior Lecturer positions with University of Birmingham and University College London. She is Chief Scientist of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences and plays a leading role in the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s professional recognition programme. If you prefer to never miss an episode you can subscribe on your preferred podcast platform. Just click on the links below to get going. Click here to subscribe on Anchor Click here to subscribe on Apple Podcasts Click here to subscribe on Google Podcasts Click here to subscribe on Spotify Click here to subscribe on Breaker Click here to subscribe on Overcast Click here to subscribe on Pocketcast Click here to subscribe on Radio Public Click here to subscribe on PodBean Click here to subscribe on Stitcher
46:11
March 17, 2019
Ian Rudd on the new "Scottish pharmacotherapy service" and pharmacy in the Highlands
 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 practice. We also delve into Ian's early thoughts on the new Scottish pharmacotherapy service. Ian Rudd has been Director of Pharmacy in NHS Highland since 2014. Prior to that, he was an oncology pharmacist with an interest in education and training. Currently, his interest lies in how to introduce new pharmacy services into primary care such that pharmacists are seen as clinical practitioners with responsibility for leading on pharmaco-therapeutic management within general medical practices. If you prefer to never miss an episode you can subscribe on your preferred podcast platform. Just click on the links below to get going. Click here to subscribe on Anchor Click here to subscribe on Apple Podcasts Click here to subscribe on Google Podcasts Click here to subscribe on Spotify Click here to subscribe on Breaker Click here to subscribe on Overcast Click here to subscribe on Pocketcast Click here to subscribe on Radio Public Click here to subscribe on PodBean Click here to subscribe on Stitcher
25:50
March 15, 2019
Emma Davies on bullying in pharmacy, Brexit and Johnny's lack of leadership training
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. Emma is an advanced Pharmacist Practitioner and has worked in pain management for around 12 years. She developed her interest in supported self-management whilst working in the Southampton Pain Service. Currently working in South Wales, Emma provides pain management clinics in primary care, working with GPs, pharmacists and the primary care teams. Emma also teaches at an undergraduate and postgraduate level, develops guidelines and educational materials and provides advice to the Welsh Government on pain management. Emma is currently studying for a PhD, examining trends in opioid prescribing and healthcare resource utilisation in Wales. In addition, she was recently appointed Chair of the Primary Care Pharmacy Association Pain Group. Emma is also on the Executive Committee of the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition – an all-party group which lobbies Westminster to improve the lives of people living with pain. 
54:25
March 12, 2019
Gregory Lawton on pharmacy technicians yesterday, today and tomorrow
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 report but don't have time to read the 300 odd pages then this podcast will help give you a summary of the key issues covered. Our wide-ranging conversation covers many aspects of Pharmacy Technician practice both now and throughout recent years. The report looks particularly at the fact that Pharmacy Technicians have progressed more in hospital practice when compared to community pharmacy practice. The report looks at some possible reasons for this and importantly sets out some recommendations too. If you prefer to never miss an episode you can subscribe on your preferred podcast platform. Just click on the links below to get going. Click here to subscribe on Anchor Click here to subscribe on Apple Podcasts Click here to subscribe on Google Podcasts Click here to subscribe on Spotify Click here to subscribe on Breaker Click here to subscribe on Overcast Click here to subscribe on Pocketcast Click here to subscribe on Radio Public Click here to subscribe on PodBean Click here to subscribe on Stitcher
32:40
March 9, 2019
PDA reveal early plans for outcome based community pharmacy pilot in Dudley
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. The plan is for the model to produce an 'outcomes based' model for community pharmacy. The PDA also announced a campaign to promote the role of the pharmacist and challenge some pre-conceived ideas about the perception of pharmacists. Alima Batchelor, Head of Policy at the PDA was good enough to take some time to have a chat about these exciting new developments and also fill us in on some other areas of focus for the PDA.   Alima Batchelor is the Head of Policy at the PDA and has spent the past 17 years working in primary care. Alima started her career in hospital pharmacy, spending her pre-registration year at Good Hope Hospital in Birmingham followed by a year at Ealing Hospital in London. Alima then returned to Birmingham and worked in community pharmacy for several years including stints at Lloyds Pharmacy and Boots. Alima spent 5 years at Sandwell General Hospital gaining experience in elderly care, theatres, ICU, TPN and cancer services before taking on several roles in primary care which culminated in four years as Head of Medicines for Birmingham South Central CCG. If you prefer to never miss an episode you can subscribe on your preferred podcast platform. Just click on the links below to get going. Click here to subscribe on Anchor Click here to subscribe on Apple Podcasts Click here to subscribe on Google Podcasts Click here to subscribe on Spotify Click here to subscribe on Breaker Click here to subscribe on Overcast Click here to subscribe on Pocketcast Click here to subscribe on Radio Public Click here to subscribe on PodBean Click here to subscribe on Stitcher
40:05
February 28, 2019
Podcast: CwPAMS - A unique project to fight back global antimicrobial resistance
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 initiatives to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zambia. The funding is being provided by the UK Department of Health and Social Care’s Fleming Fund as part of a £265 million commitment to support efforts to tackle AMR in low and middle-income countries. The fund aims to build capacity in AMR surveillance locally, nationally and globally and to implement systems for evidence-based antimicrobial use. Within this, the partnerships will particularly focus on promoting the rational use of antimicrobials, looking at how they can build capacity for informed antimicrobial prescribing using appropriate protocols, antimicrobial stewardship and surveillance of use – including through participation in the Global Point Prevalence Survey (Global PPS). We were lucky to catch up with some of the team and volunteers during their initial recent training event. If you prefer to never miss an episode you can subscribe on your preferred podcast platform. Just click on the links below to get going. Click here to subscribe on Anchor Click here to subscribe on Apple Podcasts Click here to subscribe on Google Podcasts Click here to subscribe on Spotify Click here to subscribe on Breaker Click here to subscribe on Overcast Click here to subscribe on Pocketcast Click here to subscribe on Radio Public Click here to subscribe on Stitcher
33:00
February 26, 2019
Professor Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar - How to write a pharmacy encyclopaedia
Professor Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar is a Professor in Medicines and Healthcare at the Department of Pharmacy, School of Applied Sciences at the University of Huddersfield. We were extremely proud to welcome him on to the podcast to discuss his remarkable new book which is an encyclopaedia of pharmacy. Professor Babar is globally recognised for his research in pharmaceutical policy and practice, including quality use of medicines, clinical pharmacy practice, access to medicines and issues related to pharmacoeconomics. Previously he was the Head of Pharmacy Practice at School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand. A pharmacist by training and a PhD in pharmacy practice, Dr Babar is the recipient of the prestigious “Research Excellence Award” from the University of Auckland. He has active research collaborations and linkages with the World’s leading Universities such as Boston University School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Austrian Health Institute, University of Auckland, Monash University and with the University of Sydney. He has published over 100 papers including in high impact journals such as PLoS Medicine and the Lancet Oncology. Dr Babar has acted as an advisor for World Health Organization, Health Action International, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, World Bank, International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and for the Pharmaceutical Management Agency of New Zealand. His recent work also includes a number of high-quality books including "Economic evaluation of pharmacy services", ”Pharmaceutical prices in the 21st century”, and “ Pharmacy Practice Research Methods”. Published by Elsevier and Adis/Springer, the work is used in curriculum design, policy development and for referral all around the globe. If you prefer to never miss an episode you can subscribe on your preferred podcast platform. Just click on the links below to get going. Click here to subscribe on Anchor Click here to subscribe on Apple Podcasts Click here to subscribe on Google Podcasts Click here to subscribe on Spotify Click here to subscribe on Breaker Click here to subscribe on Overcast Click here to subscribe on Pocketcast Click here to subscribe on Radio Public Click here to subscribe on Stitcher
20:37
February 20, 2019
Dr Lawrence 'LB' Brown - What is pharmacy like in America?
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 responsible for admissions, curriculum, and progression of students. Prior to joining the School of Pharmacy’s Administrative team, he was an Associate Professor of Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in Memphis. There he served in various roles, including Vice-Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chair of the Health Outcomes and Policy Research Division, Director of Graduate Studies in Health Outcomes and Policy Research, and Director of the UT Center for Medication Therapy Management Center. He also served as the UT Health Science Center Faculty Senate President. He earned his PharmD degree at the University of the Pacific in 1999, and his PhD in Social and Administrative Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota in 2003. He is a fellow, a former trustee, and former Speaker of the House of the American Pharmacists Association. He is currently elected to serve as President of the American Pharmacists Association in 2015. Dr Brown was selected the Pharmacy Student of the Year in 1999, by the California Pharmacists Association, a “Men of Excellence” awardee in 2010, by the Tri-State Defender, and a “Medallion of the Association” awardee in 2001, by the Hungarian Private Pharmacists Association. Dr Brown’s career in pharmacy began as a U.S. Air Force pharmacy technician in 1985. After the Air Force, he worked in the Pharmacy Operations department as a pharmacy computer systems trainer and help desk tech for Kaiser Permanente Northern California. Since becoming a pharmacist, he has dedicated his career to the expansion of pharmacists’ roles within the health care system that improve patient health, and the improvement of patient’s perception of pharmacists. Dr Brown is an International Expert in the area of Medication Therapy Management (MTM). In addition to his work promoting the value of pharmacists provided MTM services throughout the United States, he has travelled to South Africa, the Philippines, Sweden, and Hungary to help pharmacists in those countries become better prepared to provide MTM services to their citizens. He has given over 30 invited presentations internationally and over 70 throughout the United States. He was kind enough to take some time out to speak to us about his excellent career achievements and also a little about pharmacy in America. He is due to speak at the Pharmacist Defence Association conference on March 31st and good enough to give us a preview of his presentation.
18:43
February 16, 2019
Cathrine Edgeworth talks consultant pharmacists, aesthetics and CRPS
Dr Cathrine Edgeworth is a consultant  clinical pharmacist with over 25 years NHS experience. She now runs her own aesthetics business. She is also heavily involved in the charity that supports chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS). We talked about the merits of being a consultant pharmacist and all things aesthetics.
31:54
February 8, 2019
Podcast: Mark Pitt - What is the point of the Pharmacist Defence Association Union?
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 progressing through various store/area management roles to a senior head office position for one of the pharmacy multiples. Mark joined the PDA union shortly after it was formed and also sits as a lay member for the Employment Tribunal Service. We talked about what exactly the purpose of a union like the PDA union and then went on to discuss the relevant topics of the day, not least the current Boots ballot.
29:19
February 5, 2019
Podcast: Philip Galt on the opportunities for Scottish community pharmacy
I had the pleasure of chatting to Superintendent pharmacist Philip Galt. Philip is managing Director of Lindsay and Gilmour community pharmacy chain and is also heavily involved in supporting the wider profession on a number of fronts.  We chatted about the opportunities and challenges for Scottish community pharmacy. We also discussed the now stark difference between community pharmacy in England and Scotland. We failed miserably to avoid talking about clinical pharmacists and Brexit. If you are interested to understand some of the positive developments in Scottish community pharmacy then this podcast is certainly for you.
32:52
January 31, 2019
Risk, dispensing errors, pharmacy and what we can learn from aviation
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 talked particularly about what pharmacy, and healthcare in a wider sense, can learn from the aviation industry. Niall is an airline captain, Doctor, TEDx Speaker, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and error management trainer. Former, and hopefully future cyclist. He is from Newry, Northern Ireland. Visit his website frameworkhealth.net 
43:39
January 26, 2019
New Scottish community pharmacist independent prescribing course
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 pharmacy independent prescribing course starting this January. Exciting times for community pharmacy in Scotland
38:43
January 26, 2019
Podcast: What is it like to be a pre-registration pharmacist in Scotland?
 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 the views that Josh and his peers have about the profession. Always fun to catch up with Josh.
33:34
January 25, 2019
Pharmacy manager Amanda Smith describes knife attack
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 attacker while he stole a small amount of cash and also some prescription drugs.  Pharmacy manager Amanda Smith joined us on the podcast to tell us more about it. 
13:20
January 13, 2019
Podcast: Hospital pharmacy, non-clinical pharmacist snowflakes and bullying
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. We talked all things hospital pharmacy, bullying and we sorted out what exactly a non-clinical snowflake pharmacist is. Find her Facebook page here.
36:12
January 12, 2019
Scottish minor ailments service study results announced
 A new report commissioned by Community Pharmacy Scotland (CPS) demonstrates the popularity of the Minor Ailment Service (MAS) among patients, with close to 90% of participants rating the overall service 10 out of 10 for satisfaction and the overwhelming majority rating their experience of consultations as ‘Excellent’.
03:17
January 9, 2019
Podcast: What is it like to be a locum pharmacist in Scotland?
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.  
24:39
January 9, 2019
College of Mental Health Pharmacy partners with Pharmacy in Practice
The College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP) and Pharmacy in Practice have announced a partnership with the core aim of promoting the role of pharmacists in the care of patients suffering from mental health issues. The CMHP is a charity dedicated to advancing education in the practice of mental health pharmacy. They promote and disseminate research for the public benefit, in all aspects of the subject. The CMHP is a membership organisation. Although most of their members are pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, anyone with interest in mental health and medicines can become a member. The CMHP aims to ensure that people with mental health conditions receive the best medication for their individual needs. They want to help them to live as fulfilling lives as possible. Pharmaceutical care for people with mental health problems is improved by providing pharmacy team members with high-quality education and support about mental health conditions and their management. The partnership with Pharmacy in Practice will support these aims by delivering regular content for pharmacists across the UK on the pertinent issues of the day in mental health pharmacy.
04:02
December 30, 2018
Reliever inhaler overuse and how to find those high risk asthmatic patients in community pharmacy
Reliever inhaler overuse and how to find those high risk asthmatic patients in community pharmacy
09:42
December 23, 2018
Brexit shambles, drug shortages and the role pharmacists can play
Brexit shambles, drug shortages and the role pharmacists can play
07:25
December 20, 2018
Award winning Knights Pharmacy talk to PIP
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.
07:00
December 19, 2018
Pharmacy in Practice podcast launch... 🚀
Pharmacy in Practice podcast launch... 🚀
01:06
December 18, 2018
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