Taking responsibility for your actions and leading by example are ways that every pharmacy professional can demonstrate leadership. Behaviours relevant to this standard include assessing the risk in the care provided and acting to limit these risks, as well as contributing to the education, training and development of others.

    These articles can be used to support the development of your reflective account entries for this standard and provide an idea of the activities that could be included.

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    Dispensing errors: where does responsibility lie?Subscription

    30 JUL 2019By

    Pharmacy professionals give their thoughts and advice to a Responsible Pharmacist colleague whose team is involved in a dispensing error.

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    How to shift your pharmacy career from analogue to digitalSubscription

    15 JUL 2019By

    Five tips to help pharmacy professionals digitise their career.

    Mosan Ashraf, homecare medicines lead at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

    A day in the life of a homecare pharmacistSubscription

    18 JUN 2019By

    Mosan Ashraf details a typical day as lead pharmacist for homecare medicines at a foundation trust.

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    Pharmacists in the Army ReserveSubscription

    3 JUN 2019By

    Anuj K Sunder describes the benefits of being a pharmacist in the Army Reserve.

    Aditya Aggarwal

    Defining leadership

    30 MAY 2019By

    Aditya Aggarwal explains what leadership in pharmacy looks like to him

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    Why community pharmacists should undertake the Mary Seacole Programme

    29 APR 2019By

    Ade Williams describes his experience of completing the Mary Seacole Programme

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    Learning to lead with the Mary Seacole programme: turns out I’m not a know-it-all

    30 AUG 2018By

    Chandani Sakaria shares her experience of completing the Mary Seacole programme for leaders.

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    How your hobbies can boost your careerSubscription

    12 DEC 2016By

    Steve Hemsley investigates the interesting hobbies of pharmacists and how the skills they gain translate into career skills.

    Keith Ridge, chief pharmaceutical officer for England

    Pharmacy leaders: listen to the worries of young pharmacists

    16 SEP 2016By

    At one of the plenary sessions from the 2016 RPS Conference, Julia Robinson heard that the views of newly registered pharmacists and students must be listened to in order to take the profession forward.

    Sallianne Kavanagh, a pharmacist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Practical ways pharmacists can gain leadership skillsSubscription

    22 AUG 2016By

    Sasa Jankovic takes a practical look at how pharmacists can seek opportunities to develop their leadership skills.

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    Why pharmacy students should volunteer with Team UpSubscription

    27 JUN 2016By

    Team Up is a volunteering programme that partners trainee and student healthcare professionals with organisations that help disadvantaged communities. Here, four pharmacy students talk about the projects they participated in.

    Clinical teachers combine their professional commitments with teaching activities within a real-life context to help students apply theory in practice and transform knowledge into skills. In the image, senior pharmacist teaching junior pharmacists

    How to design and use learning objectives in clinical teachingSubscription

    26 JAN 2016By Zubin Austin

    Understanding the value of learning objectives and what makes a successful one.

    First introduced to the NHS ten years ago, consultant pharmacists are leaders of the profession in education, research and in the delivery of expert pharmaceutical practice. In the image, pharmacist explains medicines to a patient

    The role of the consultant pharmacist in the NHSSubscription

    12 OCT 2015By

    First introduced to the NHS ten years ago, consultant pharmacists are leaders of the profession in education, research and in the delivery of expert pharmaceutical practice. Gareth Malson finds out what a career in consultant pharmacy looks like.

    Pharmacists have taken on management responsibilities which require them to interact with other members of staff, including counter assistants, pharmacy technicians and other healthcare professionals, and often have to delegate tasks or offer support

    How to manage staff and other pharmacy colleaguesSubscription

    15 MAY 2015By

    Most pharmacy jobs will involve managing other people to some degree. Ailsa Colquhoun finds out how to get the most from those around you.

    Becoming a manager in the NHS can mean moving away from clinical activities

    What to think about when considering a management role in the NHSSubscription

    13 FEB 2015By

    Becoming a manager in the NHS can mean moving away from clinical activities. What does a management role involve and are you cut out for the job?