An Aussie Pharmacist in England – The role of the Pharmacy Technician

February 2016

I’m currently working as a locum pharmacy dispensing assistant in an NHS hospital in England, and find it very interesting comparing the practice of hospital pharmacy between this country and Australia. One aspect of pharmacy practice I immediately found to be quite different is the role of the pharmacy technician. In this post I’d like to explore this particular observation in more detail.

The journey to becoming a locum hospital pharmacist

February 2016

The road from a Trinity student to a locum hospital pharmacist in the UK indeed was a challenging and long journey - but a rewarding and enjoyable one all the same. I have been working as a locum hospital pharmacist in the UK for nearly two years now; so I chose to write my first blog about my training journey.

An Aussie Pharmacist in England – Experiences of the Pharmacy Profession in two countries

January 2016

Hello everyone, or perhaps I should say G’day. One of my long term dreams was always to leave the land down under and live in the UK for a time. I wanted to experience life, work as an aussie pharmacist in the UK and culture in a different country, and to travel as much as possible. So with a lot of planning and a little luck, I found myself in England on a two-year ‘working holiday’ VISA.

My Top Tips for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians thinking about being a locum in the future

January 2016

Choosing to work as a locum in pharmacy can be rewarding however can be challenging at the same time. I believe that it is important to be aware of the pros and cons of working as a Pharmacy locum before you start your position. Here is a list of pros and cons I have come up with:

Traditional Herbal Medicine represents an important source for drug discovery.

December 2015

As a Pharmacist with both conventional and phytomedicinal background I was very sensitive to the news broadcasted by the BBC on the work that won a Nobel Prize for medicine in 2015. This gave me the cue to writing a short article, as a token of gratitude, to the recent Nobel Prize winner Chinese scientist Youyou Tu, for her lifelong dedication to the research of a medicinal remedy able to help sufferers of malaria.


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