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What is the political driver behind future pharmacy service provision and what can we learn from what has already been done?

This blog has been written by Robert Oakley, one of our third year undergraduate students. It is the fourth of four posts about his experience in attending a King’s Fund conference in February 2016 on “Commissioning person-centred care for vulnerable groups: what role does pharmacy play?”. So now we are aware of some exciting new …

Case study on care home residents – why are pharmacists needed in care homes and how can better healthcare be delivered to members within this vulnerable group?

This blog has been written by Robert Oakley, one of our third year undergraduate students. It is the third of four posts about his experience in attending a King’s Fund conference in February 2016 on “Commissioning person-centred care for vulnerable groups: what role does pharmacy play?”. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that the aging population …

What does community pharmacy environment in the UK look like and how as a pharmacist can you drive innovation and change?

This blog has been written by Robert Oakley, one of our third year undergraduate students. It is the second of four posts about his experience in attending a King’s Fund conference in February 2016 on “Commissioning person-centred care for vulnerable groups: what role does pharmacy play?”.     The current scenario of pharmacy’s input to vulnerable …

U21 Summer School in Mexico

Low budget Healthcare: What the U21 Summer School in Mexico taught me Despite our best efforts as Pharmacy students, terminologies like QALY might sometimes seem a bit of a blur through those 9 am lectures after a whole night of binge-watching Mad Men or Gossip Girl. However it is hard to miss words like ‘managing …

Pills and Pensions: Healthcare During the Greek Financial Crisis

Intense Financial Meltdown Unless you’ve been able to avoid all print and broadcast media over the summer, terms like ‘bailout’, ‘GDP’ and ‘austerity’ as well as organisations such as the IMF, ECB and Syriza have become synonymous with the intense financial meltdown in southern Europe. Depending on where you stand politically, it is likely your …