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Life as a Locum Pharmacy Technician

November 2015

Some agencies like you to have had at least 6 months experience before becoming a locum but the agency I joined didn’t. After filling out the application forms and sending off my documentation to be compliant, about a week after speaking to all these agents and considering locuming they had already found a position for me at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

EM2400, all positives?

November 2015

I am a pharmacy technician working in an aseptic production unit and this is (hopefully) the first of many blogs! In my unit we work with a Baxter EM2400 compounder where we make PN for home patients. This is a brilliant machine that makes the manufacture of custom made PN a lot easier than manually manufacturing, but is there a down side to using this?

Pharmacy student numbers - a problem solved?

November 2015

Over the past few months I’ve attended a number of pharmacy and healthcare conferences, and whilst talking amongst the delegates there was one topic of conversation above all others which consistently surfaced and was the source of many a debate: Pharmacy student numbers.

"Why would you leave sunshine & sandy beaches for rain & incredibly expensive London?"

November 2015

My answer, Australia, especially where I come from Brisbane, Queensland is beautiful. Warm sunny days, the beaches are an hour away although no koalas and especially no kangaroos crossing the road from where I come from! Why London? London is a vibrant city, it has the lifestyle for a young, single, professional woman, its got the social scene, the cheap flights to some of the most amazing European travel destinations in the world and well for me it’s one step closer on the path to self discovery. Here is my story.

What to expect in a hospital Pharmacy as a pre-reg student

October 2015

Nervous about working in a hospital Pharmacy? Read an insight from our guest writer here:

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