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Using your inhalers correctly: The Asthma Series

Using your inhalers correctly: The Asthma Series

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS Inhaler technique is a significant factor in proper management of Asthma and COPD. Medicines Use Reviews in Pharmacies, Nurse-led clinics and Hospital-based clinics are useful places where good inhaler technique can be re-enforced. There is no harm in reviewing patient’s technique regularly because […]

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How saving a penny can cost you a pound…

How saving a penny can cost you a pound…

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS You know the deal: Prescribe generically and you can save a lotta cash for the NHS. In most cases this is true and laudable, after all, there is very little of the crisp stuff doing the rounds. So you might understand the need […]

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My Conference Notes 3: The unfinished observation

My Conference Notes 3: The unfinished observation

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS Last year, I started a series of blogs of reflection on my experience at the Pharmacy Management National Forum. I promised to write 5 blogs on my observations but in the end, I only managed 2! It has nothing to do with having […]

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What’s New? The BNF and BNFc updates

What’s New? The BNF and BNFc updates

by Kazeem Olalekan A BNF and BNFc app convert like myself knows to press the ‘Update Now’ button whenever I am prompted to do so. It is the best way to be up-to-date in clinical decision making. What I thought I would do today is highlight some […]

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Dementia: A priority in Hampshire

Dementia: A priority in Hampshire

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS The dilemma of Dementia was brought into sharp focus for me recently when I attended the events organised by the Wessex Local Pharmacy Forum. The event took place on the 14th of October at Holiday Inn Eastleigh.  Stephen Bleakley, Deputy Chief Pharmacist at […]

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When Kazeem met Perveen…

When Kazeem met Perveen…

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS It was in March 2007 when I made a proposition to Perveen about a project I was planning. It was a simple and direct proposition. It went something like this: ‘Hello Perveen how are you and the family? Hope all is well. I […]

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Cummulative Update

Cummulative Update

by Kazeem Olalekan Over the last month, a number of important alerts have been posted on the MHRA website which we, at bookapharmacist.com, will like to draw attention (NOTE: We continue to Tweet MHRA alerts on our Twitter page – @bookapharmacist under the hashtag #mhra – so be […]

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Keep Calm & Stay Professional

Keep Calm & Stay Professional

by Kazeem Olalekan Here is an event for the diary! On the 19th of May, the Wessex Local Practice Forum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has an event up its sleeves! It is an event structured to inspire Pharmacists in the Wessex region. It is being chaired by Jane Portlock, […]

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Last Man Standing (Mr Andy Fox)

Last Man Standing (Mr Andy Fox)

Let us put our hands together for Mr Andy Fox from Fareham. The last man standing who raised a few bob for Comic Relief on RedNose Day. And by the way…he is a pharmacist! A funny pharmacist: Now those are two words you don’t see next to […]

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If you can see the damage, you’ll stop!

If you can see the damage, you’ll stop!

A new ad campaign to encourage people to quit…   Make quitting an important component of your New Year resolution.   as my friend Cyril, a smoker, said himself:   No good comes from smoking.   The question is: Wouldn’t you want to stop if you could see […]

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Case Study 8: Being Cyril

Case Study 8: Being Cyril

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS   In our latest interview, Kazeem chats with Cyril Siou – Community Pharmacist. This interview effectively introduces the reader to Cyril – the man. He was one of the people that said yes when I presented him with a blank canvass of what […]

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My Conference notes 2: What is Medicines Optimisation?

My Conference notes 2: What is Medicines Optimisation?

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS I was at the Pharmacy Management National Forum held on Thursday 15 November 2013 at Novotel  in Hammersmith. This is the second instalment of my conference notes. In my first instalment, I eluded to what we are doing in  Wessex around transfer of care. I will be […]

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Case Study 7: To infinity and beyond…

Case Study 7: To infinity and beyond…

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS It is with great pleasure that I introduce the subject of our most current case study. I have been busy interviewing this amazing community pharmacist.  Her name is Patricia Lee, Community Pharmacist at Tesco-in-store pharmacy at Bursledon Towers, mother to Lucas, wife to […]

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My Conference notes 1: Pharmacy Management National Forum

My Conference notes 1: Pharmacy Management National Forum

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS One of the cornerstones of pharmaceutical research (and indeed any other scientific research) is dissemination. If you have done the work, why would you not want people to know about it? It is with that in mind that I congratulate the Chief Pharmaceutical […]

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Pharmacy: The Profession of Aspiration

Pharmacy: The Profession of Aspiration

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS When I talk about Pharmacy being the profession of aspiration, some of my colleagues cringe! I understand why they might. It fits into an old narrative that goes something like this: we are pharmacists because we failed in our bid to get into […]

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