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 nothing to write. On the contrary: I have […]

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 using this post to explore what Medicines Optimisation […]

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 Officer of Hampshire and Isle of Wight LPC, […]

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 medical school. It is true that some people […]

How funny is that?

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS The students of pharmacy at the Sharad Pawar College of Pharmacy in Nagpur, India really fancy their chances at music – in between learning about pharmacology, pharmaceutics and pharmacy practice. So they released a music video on Youtube. According to them: “This is the only song on PHARMACY field..“! The music […]

New Medicines Service: Embracing New Technologies

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS Great video from the folks at Chemist and Druggist packed with suggestion for making the NMS service work for patients. I am currently embedding myself into the service and will undoubtedly unveil some nifty solution of my own in due course. Watch this space.   New Medicines Service (NMS), by the […]

What has Pharmacy got to do with the riots?

by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS The nation continues to face up to the aftermath of the riot that started in London and spread to different parts of the country. The perpetrators, the instigators and those just swept up in the whirlwind of mass behaviour are being identified and facing the full wrath of the law. A […]

Pharmacy and Politics; Healthcare and Election

by Kazeem Olalekan There is something important called the general election happening right now. On May the 6th (3 days from today), the citizens of the United Kingdom will elect one MP for each of the 650 constituencies to the House of Commons(1). There has been a lot of firsts in this election: The first […]

Something for the Pharmacy Technician and Support Staff

Iforg Limited quietly launched the Cornwall project (motto: nil volentibus arduum = nothing is impossible for the willing) on the 31st of August 2009. This is a project designed to complement the bookapharmacist project for Technicians and Pharmacy support staff. A group of pharmacists are navigating through the changes in our profession and this is […]