Pharmacy In Practice Podcast

Pharmacy In Practice Podcast

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Comment, analysis and interviews from UK Pharmacy


How a communication error and subsequent medication mix up led to the death of a patient
Dec 13 • 40 min
We recently ran a story about a new report that highlighted the fact that poorly implemented ePMA (electronic prescribing and medicines administration) systems can result in potentially fatal medication errors. We were very fortunate to catch up with…
Mental health pharmacist Dolly Sud on community pharmacy, research golden nuggets and why you should support the College of Mental Health Pharmacy
Dec 4 • 48 min
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 caught up with Dolly on the PIPcast. Dolly gave us a fascinating insight into her role as a Specialist Mental…
Miles Briggs MSP on workforce pressures, pharmacy first and looking to the future by investing in Scottish pharmacy
Nov 12 • 49 min
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 involved in quite a number of cross-party committees and notably for pharmacists he a member of the Health…
Emma and Johnny discuss being failed medics, barefoot doctors, record access, pharmacy politics, leadership, credentialing, Twitter spats, bullying and Brexit
Oct 20 • 82 min
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 conversation and below are a handful of the questions Emma asked. Why did you do pharmacy? What are the selling…
NAWP President on the gender pay gap, snowy white peaks, the PDA and the future of women in pharmacy
Oct 16 • 35 min
We were proud to welcome pharmacist Anita White who is President of the National Association of Women Pharmacists (NAWP). We discussed all things pharmacy but particularly talked about the history and the future of the NAWP as well as some insights into…
The pharmacists running 30 half marathons in 30 days
Sep 28 • 18 min
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 September this year. In completing…
Talking pharmacy business with PharmaDoctor CEO Graham Thoms
Sep 21 • 36 min
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 pioneer of pharmacy-led flu vaccination services. Our conversation covered Graham’s career to date but we…
Secrets from a pharmacist on the front line
Sep 16 • 31 min
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 the army as a pharmacist and more recently has taken roles in the MHRA and also the Care Quality Commission.…
Hayley Gorton on suicide prevention through community pharmacy
Sep 9 • 37 min
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 particularly in community pharmacy.. We…
The great Australian pharmacist prescribing conundrum
Sep 5 • 37 min
I was recently invited to chat about pharmacist prescribing by an Australian colleague called Tyson Clarke. Tyson is CEO of retail training software company called Voista Pty Ltd. and has an interest in pharmacy in Australia. The context of our chat is…
How has the recently updated BTS/SIGN asthma guideline changed?
Aug 28 • 35 min
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 Paton and Dr John White, on the…
Professor Claire Anderson on PCNs, transparency, prescribing and the future of the RPS
Aug 24 • 45 min
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 Royal Pharmaceutical Society and also some interesting topics of the day. Below are some of the areas we…
Jonathan Burton talks all things RPS as he takes up his new role as Scottish Pharmacy Board Chair
Aug 18 • 68 min
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 his independent pharmacist…
Welsh CPhO Andrew Evans on the opportunities for pharmacy in Wales and beyond
Aug 13 • 60 min
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 asked Andrew below. We really enjoyed the…
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
Aug 4 • 56 min
Ewan Maule is Head of Medicines Optimisation at Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group and has also recently been elected as the Vice President of the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists. We had a great conversation about how pharmacy is changing rapidly in…
David Kološić on what community pharmacy can learn from the booming health tech sector
Jul 19 • 38 min
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 others to achieve what he has but also about what community pharmacy can learn from the health tech market.…
Jonathan Underhill on rewarding pharmacists, leadership and the importance of evidence based medicine
Jul 5 • 34 min
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 committee for the European Association of…
Andre Yeung on election to the RPS board, green shoots of hope in community pharmacy and his mission to make things better
Jun 15 • 44 min
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 to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society…
Community pharmacy prescribing in Scotland, the need for more funding and hope for the future
Jun 6 • 37 min
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 out a reputation for innovation and excellence in the delivery of pharmaceutical care a the heart of their…
Innovative pharmacy technician tackles opioid crisis
Jun 1 • 28 min
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 an addiction and mental health…
Medicinal cannabis changed my life
May 29 • 36 min
A few years ago our guest Mark Leaning had viral meningitis. This, unfortunately, resulted in him subsequently suffering from regular seizures. These seizures were treated unsuccessfully with prescription medication. He discovered medicinal cannabis and…
Ade Williams on the intellectual challenges facing pharmacy, why community matters and hope for the future
May 24 • 45 min
Ade Williams is the lead pharmacist at Bedminster Pharmacy, a Healthy Living Pharmacy in South Bristol. He actively works to increase public understanding of community pharmacy’s work and roles within the NHS whilst also highlighting ways to broaden…
The new BPSA President on what students want, student behaviour on social media and who on earth is leading pharmacy
May 3 • 30 min
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 interesting chat. We cover the following areas in the podcast: What pharmacy students want. The five-year…
Stephen-Andrew Whyte on a career in paediatrics, sexism, what the point of pharmacy is and where we are going
May 1 • 47 min
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 Pharmacy in Practice editorial board.…
What do community pharmacists need to know to care for people with coeliac disease?
Apr 29 • 21 min
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 been involved in the Scottish…
What do GP’s and others really think of community pharmacy?
Apr 16 • 26 min
Authors Hindi AMK, Schafheutle EI and Jacobs S were involved in the publication of a qualitative study recently with the following title: Community pharmacy integration within the primary care pathway for people with long-term conditions: a focus group…
Podcast: BPSA conference Monday round up
Apr 15 • 7 min
This week in Nottingham the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association are holding their annual conference. The theme this year is global pharmacy. Tonight we were joined by Andrew Moy (Northern Area Co-ordinator), Rhys Llewellyn (Western Area…
Pharmacy technicians down under: the Australian experience
Apr 9 • 17 min
A recent study led by pharmacy technicians in Australia saved thousands of dollars by preventing waste of medicines. The pharmacy technicians achieved this by deploying ward-based educational sessions to the multidisciplinary team. The findings…
Daniel Greenwood on emerging roles for pharmacists working in emergency departments
Mar 27 • 31 min
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 services. A recently published study…
In conversation with the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer of Scotland Rose-Marie Parr
Mar 26 • 18 min
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 conversation about progress towards…
Hemant Patel on pharmacists doing everything except surgery
Mar 24 • 53 min
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…
Meet the author: Cathy Geeson describes the relevance of the newly developed MOAT tool in practice
Mar 19 • 26 min
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…
Claire Thompson on being a leading woman in science
Mar 17 • 46 min
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…
Ian Rudd on the new “Scottish pharmacotherapy service” and pharmacy in the Highlands
Mar 15 • 25 min
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…
Emma Davies on bullying in pharmacy, Brexit and Johnny’s lack of leadership training
Mar 12 • 54 min
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…
Gregory Lawton on pharmacy technicians yesterday, today and tomorrow
Mar 9 • 32 min
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…
PDA reveal early plans for outcome based community pharmacy pilot in Dudley
Feb 27 • 40 min
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…
Podcast: CwPAMS - A unique project to fight back global antimicrobial resistance
Feb 26 • 33 min
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…
Professor Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar - How to write a pharmacy encyclopaedia
Feb 20 • 20 min
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…
Dr Lawrence ‘LB’ Brown - What is pharmacy like in America?
Feb 15 • 18 min
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…
Cathrine Edgeworth talks consultant pharmacists, aesthetics and CRPS
Feb 8 • 31 min
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…
Podcast: Mark Pitt - What is the point of the Pharmacist Defence Association Union?
Feb 5 • 29 min
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…
Podcast: Philip Galt on the opportunities for Scottish community pharmacy
Jan 31 • 32 min
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…
Risk, dispensing errors, pharmacy and what we can learn from aviation
Jan 25 • 43 min
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…
New Scottish community pharmacist independent prescribing course
Jan 25 • 38 min
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…
Podcast: What is it like to be a pre-registration pharmacist in Scotland?
Jan 24 • 33 min
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…
Pharmacy manager Amanda Smith describes knife attack
Jan 13 • 13 min
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…
Podcast: Hospital pharmacy, non-clinical pharmacist snowflakes and bullying
Jan 12 • 36 min
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…
Scottish minor ailments service study results announced
Jan 9 • 3 min
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…
Podcast: What is it like to be a locum pharmacist in Scotland?
Jan 9 • 24 min
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
Dec 30, 2018 • 4 min
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…
Reliever inhaler overuse and how to find those high risk asthmatic patients in community pharmacy
Dec 23, 2018 • 9 min
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
Dec 19, 2018 • 7 min
Brexit shambles, drug shortages and the role pharmacists can play
Award winning Knights Pharmacy talk to PIP
Dec 19, 2018 • 7 min
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.
Pharmacy in Practice podcast launch… 🚀
Dec 18, 2018 • 1 min
Pharmacy in Practice podcast launch… 🚀