Useful links for pharmacy students
The electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC) This has been my most favourite and most used website as a pharmacy student. It has the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) and Patient Information Leaflets (PIL) for all the drugs prescribed in the UK. The SPC has all sorts of useful and interesting information such as the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, indications, doses, side effects and interactions.
Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Have just added this link in. Despite joining the RPS in first year I never managed to log in properly as a student. I have now reset my password and joined as a pre-reg trainee and it looks really good. Definitely worth looking at as a student if time allows.
General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) This is where the forms are for applying for pre-reg training once you have been offered a pre-reg placement.
Pharmalife This is the website for hospital pre-reg applications. It is worth registering and starting applications early.
Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) Useful information on community pharmacy stuff. Lots of information on dispensing, services, The Five Year Forward Plan etc. Worth looking at before placements and interviews.
National Union of Students (NUS) Student discount card
Pre-reg Pharmacist NHS
Dispensing Assistant and Medicines Counter Assistant. Able to offer advice on a wide range of ailments, over-the-counter medicines and lifestyle choices.Address: West Sussex
An Audit into Novel Oral Anti-Coagulants in patients with Atrial Fibrillation at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
Collecting information and preparing a care plan.
Entering Case Report Forms onto an electronic system and learning about prescribing in the elderly.
A one week placement under the guidance of a pre-reg tutor. Completed a case study and presented it to my peers as well as having the opportunity to shadow ward rounds.
A visit to the podiatry department to take a drug history from an outpatient.
Half day placement sitting in on consultations between pharmacist and warfarin patients.
A one day placement taking drug histories from inpatients.
ATO in the hospital dispensary
The breadth of study on this Pharmacy degree prepares students for employment in any area of the pharmaceutical profession. The MPharm qualification is the only UK degree acceptable for registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council.
Level 3 course covering an introduction to Chemistry, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology and Study Skills. Passed with highest grade attainable.Address: Clapham Common, London
Certifications and accreditations
National Institute for Health Research - Clinical Research Network. A practical guide to ethical and scientific quality standards in clinical research.
Provided by National Pharmacy Association (NPA) Achieved 95%. No accreditation.
Medicine and Medical Biosciences recognised by The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
Accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council and provided by Buttercups Training Ltd.
Accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain C+D Counterpart Pharmacy Assistant Course