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Thoughts from within

By Admin Editor

Members of the PJ Publications editorial team offer their own insight into things that have set them thinking

  • Editors' blog

A dose of Durham

By Katherine Triffitt

Pharmacy student at Durham University shares her experiences and personal reflections about the course. Expect blogs discussing the wide world of pharmacy as seen through the eyes of a student.

  • Student blog

A dose of Razan (from the US)

By Razan Khan

A Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences student explores the field of pharmacy from a fresh, new perspective. Razan has a lot to share about the everyday thrills and chills of taking the path less travelled towards becoming a pharmacist while studying in Boston, USA, one of the world's leading cities for education.

  • Student blog

A pharmacist's life in Tanzania

By Claire Liew

The time has come for me to embark on a two-year adventure with VSO at St Walburg’s Hospital in rural Tanzania. Join me to see what the life of a "Tanzanian pharmacist" involves: the dramas, the challenges and hopefully the successes...

 

  • Member blog

A pharmacy blogster

By Brendan Fraser

A taste of the surreal thoughts from a newly registered pharmacist. Content includes pharmacy- and (occasionally) non-pharmacy-related topics

  • Member blog

A repeat prescription!

By Fatima Sabir

 

A pharmacist giving you insight on how to cope with the stresses, excitements and pleasures of being a community pharmacist. Join me on my journey. . . you never know, we both might learn something new!

  • Member blog

A student’s outlook on all things pharmacy

By Shilpa Tank

A fourth year pharmacy student at Aston University keeps readers informed on the past, current and future issues affecting pharmacy

  • Student blog

Accola

By Accola

Accola is the pen name of a former contributor to The Pharmaceutical Journal who wrote on non-pharmacy matters that pharmacists might find interesting

  • Member blog

Aspirin to greater things

By Emily Hardaker

The reflections of a preregistration trainee on drugs, pharmacy and other associated topics.

  • Student blog

Aston pharmacy undergraduate

By Annabel Ikwuakolam

An Aston University second-year pharmacy undergraduate's views on pharmacy-related issues and current affairs. I hope to inspire and inform through my blogs

  • Student blog

Behind the scenes...

By Community Matters

Our mystery community pharmacist shares what's happening behind the scenes in their pharmacy.

  • Member blog

Bystander

By

Bystander is the pen name of a contributor to The Pharmaceutical Journal who writes on non-pharmacy matters that pharmacists might find interesting

  • Member blog

Caledonian Pharmacist

By Anas Hassan

Pharmacist Anas Hassan blogs about Scottish pharmacy and health

  • Member blog

Didapper

By Didapper

Didapper is the pen name of a regular contributor to The Pharmaceutical Journal who writes on non-pharmacy matters that pharmacists might find interesting

  • Member blog

Experiences of a southern clinical leader

By Aamer Safdar

As one of only three pharmacists on this fellowship, I will discuss my thoughts and experiences as I progress through the programme and share some of my learning as I go along

  • Member blog

Footler

By Footler

Footler is the pen name of a regular contributor to The Pharmaceutical Journal who writes on non-pharmacy matters that pharmacists might find interesting

  • Member blog

Formulating the future

By Hiran Prag

An industrial and hospital split preregistration trainee blogging about life after university, the profession and healthcare in the media

  • Student blog

Ginger-snaps

By Ginger-snaps

Ginger-snaps is the pen name of a former contributor to The Pharmaceutical Journal who wrote on non-pharmacy matters that pharmacists might find interesting

  • Member blog

Glow-worm

By Glow-worm

Glow-worm is the pen name of a regular contributor to The Pharmaceutical Journal who writes on non-pharmacy matters that pharmacists might find interesting

  • Member blog

Hospital or community?

By Helen Caley

A fourth-year pharmacy student from the University of East Anglia gives her experiences of her hospital summer placements and the hospital preregistration application process and interviews

  • Student blog

Hourglass

By Hourglass

Hourglass is the pen name of a regular contributor to The Pharmaceutical Journal who writes on non-pharmacy matters that pharmacists might find interesting

  • Member blog

Inside The Pharmaceutical Journal

By PJ Publications

Find out what we are doing to transform the way you experience your Pharmaceutical Journal

  • Editors' blog

Keep calm and read on...

By Sadia Naeem

The opinionated ramblings of an ex-Manchester graduate undertaking her pre-registration training at a North East hospital. Topics may incude patients, training, networking and Geordies.

  • Member blog

Life As I Know It

By Ayla Atalar

A newly qualified hospital pharmacist and a UEA graduate who talks about the world of pharmacy through her perspective and the challenges a rotational pharmacist faces.

  • Member blog

Little Miss Chatterbox

By Sara Valente

A pharmacy student with plenty to say about the world of pharmacy and the experiences of the average pharmacy student

  • Student blog

London 2012

By David Mottram

Personal reflections of a London 2012 Pharmacy Games Maker volunteer at the Stratford Athlete Village Polyclinic, during the period when the athletes and their teams arrived

  • Member blog

Meanwhile, back in the pharmacy...

By Nicholas Thayer

This blog contains some of the thoughts and ramblings of a newly qualified community pharmacist embarking on the journey into "real-life" pharmacy and pharmacy management.

I hope to share my musings about current pharmacy stuff, which may or may not interest you. Enjoy...or not!


  • Member blog

Merlin

By Merlin

Merlin is the pen name of a former contributor to The Pharmaceutical Journal who wrote on non-pharmacy matters that pharmacists might find interesting

  • Member blog

Our coverage of the RPS Conference

By PJ news team

Full coverage of the RPS Conference 2011 from the PJ team

  • Editors' blog

Our coverage of the RPS Conference 2012

By PJ news team

Full coverage of the RPS Conference 2012 from the PJ team.

See below for our blogs.

News stories arising from the conference include:

Pharmacist prescribing: high awareness but low engagement

  • Editors' blog

Our coverage of the RPS Conference 2013

By PJ editorial staff

Full coverage of the RPS Conference 2013 from the PJ team.

 

News stories arising from the conference on Sunday include:

2013 RPS award winners announced

  • Editors' blog

Pharmacist at the 2012 Olympic Games

By Sunita Gill

There's only a few months to go until the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games begin. For some, the journey started over a year ago. Come with me while I share with you my experience of being a pharmacist at the games.

  • Member blog

Pharmacy for the new generation

By Christopher McDowell

Informative and interesting topics coming to you straight from a student in the midst of it all

  • Student blog

PharmaLIFE

By Connie Pringle

Connie blogs about current affairs within and beyond the pharmacy world. She is a newly qualified pharmacist, who graduated from UEA in 2012 and completed her pre-reg training at Nottingham University Hospitals. Pursuing multiple interests, she now hopes to branch out into community pharmacy. 

 

  • Member blog

Pharmasphere

By Ranveer Bassey

The musings of a recently qualified pharmacist focused on pharmacy issues in the broadest sense

  • Member blog

Pills, Potions and Patients

By Adam Pattison Rathbone

Here lie the cognitive deviations of a professional novice expressed in an appreciably erroneous, often oxymoronic and occasionally astute format. The topics are varied and you might just find something worth knowing

  • Member blog

Prospector

By Prospector

Prospector is the pen name of a regular contributor to The Pharmaceutical Journal who writes on non-pharmacy matters that pharmacists might find interesting

  • Member blog

Reflections of an independent prescriber

By Clinical Pharmacist Columnist

Columnists from Clinical Pharmacist give their views

  • Member blog

Rock'n'Roll Pharmacy

By Jim Hutchins

The RocknRollPharmacy blog follows a yearly adventure, operating professional pharmacy at The Glastonbury Festival, the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. It chronicles my own experience and observations as I experience the sunshine, and the mud, surrounded by music, pharmacy and a very very large party.

  • Member blog

Sporty spice: Olympic "games maker" news hot off the press

By Nausheen Khan

I will be providing information about the similarities and differences the role of a "games maker" pharmacist has to conventional pharmacy practice. I will be looking at what opportunities are available in this particular sector of pharmacy beyond the Olympic Games, and I hope I can inspire pharmacists that there is more to being a pharmacist than meets the eye.

  • Member blog

The future of pharmacy: advancing the profession

By Sophie Khatib

Here, I blog about many ways we can extend the role of the pharmacist and the future of both hospital and community pharmacy. Read about the views and ideas of an enthusiastic pharmacy student

  • Student blog