NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service Podcasts

We cover a range of clinical and leadership topics of interest to all those interested in medicines and medicines optimisation.
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Reflections from Liz Fidler and Ellen Williams on the Pharmacy Technician Coffee Break Conversations

Tue, 13 Dec 2022

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00:15:40

Liz Fidler, Senior Professional Advisor Pharmacy Technician Practice, NHS England, and Ellen Williams, Director of Regional Pharmacy Training, Pharmacy Workforce Development South, share their reflections after listening to this podcast series. They discuss post-registration education pathways, managing expectations within and outside the profession, and how the stories they heard motivate and inspire them. Liz also confirms with Barry Jubraj that this shouldn't be the final episode.


Health and Justice with Dawn Cassidy: A Pharmacy Technician Coffee Break Conversation

Mon, 28 Nov 2022

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00:15:37

Barry Jubraj talks to Dawn Cassidy, a chief pharmacy technician in health and justice. Dawn describes the role of pharmacy technicians in secure environments and the skills they employ in this care sector.


Virtual Wards with Charlotte Hoey: A Pharmacy Technician Coffee Break Conversation

Fri, 18 Nov 2022

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00:20:22

Barry Jubraj talks to Charlotte Hoey, a pharmacy technician working in a virtual ward environment. Charlotte briefly talks about her career to date and explains what virtual wards are. She describers her role within the virtual ward pharmacy team and shares an example of a pharmacy technician home visit.


Running Clinics with Chris Warren: A Pharmacy Technician Coffee Break Conversation

Thu, 10 Nov 2022

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00:12:56

Barry Jubraj talks to Chris Warren, a pharmacy technician in a GP practice. Chris talks about the clinics that he runs, including undertaking hypertension and cholesterol reviews, and his wider role in the GP practice.


Statin Consultations with Jennie Smith: A Pharmacy Technician Coffee Break Conversation

Wed, 02 Nov 2022

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00:12:39

Barry Jubraj talks to Jennie Smith, a primary care network pharmacy technician. Jennie talks about undertaking consultations with patients about statins, and reviewing and actioning blood pressure readings.


Clinical Audit with Kiera Whitehead-Elliott: A Pharmacy Technician Coffee Break Conversation

Wed, 02 Nov 2022

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00:14:28

Nicola Wake talks to Kiera Whitehead Elliott, a trainee pharmacy technician at Barts Health NHS Trust.  Kiera talks about her rotation in a GP practice, including the audit that she carried out during her placement.


Structured Medication Reviews with Emma Lowe: A Pharmacy Technician Coffee Break Conversation

Thu, 27 Oct 2022

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00:13:45

Barry Jubraj talks with Emma Lowe, a medicines optimisation pharmacy technician for care homes. Emma talks about her role in supporting pharmacists and GPs with Structured Medication Reviews (SMRs), which includes measuring renal function and assessing anticholinergic burden.


Phlebotomy with Melissa Melly: A Pharmacy Technician Coffee Break Conversation

Thu, 27 Oct 2022

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00:11:15

Nicola Wake talks to Melissa Melly, a pharmacy technician in GP practice. Melly shares how she resolved a difficulty in arranging blood tests related to medicines monitoring by undertaking venepuncture training and delivering urgent or overdue blood test appointments in a weekly clinic.


Care Homes with Steph Edwards: a Pharmacy Technician Coffee Break Conversation

Thu, 20 Oct 2022

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00:10:32

Nicola Wake talks to Steph Edwards, a care home pharmacy technician. Steph talks about working in a newly established role and the contributions pharmacy technicians can make in the care home setting.


Leadership with Zoe Webb: A Pharmacy Technician Coffee Break Conversation

Thu, 20 Oct 2022

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00:15:59

Barry Jubraj talks to Zoe Webb, a senior pharmacy technician in GP practice, about leadership. Zoe shares her career journey and describes her role looking after a pharmacy technician team alongside her clinical role.


Pharmacy Technician Coffee Break Conversations: Series Introduction

Tue, 18 Oct 2022

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00:03:35

Introducing our podcast series: Pharmacy Technician Coffee Break Conversations. Emma Fallows from NHS SPS introduces the podcast series and chats with Liz Fidler, Senior Professional Advisor Pharmacy Technician Practice, NHE England, and Ellen Williams, Director of Regional Pharmacy Training, Pharmacy Workforce Development South, about why they are looking forward to listening to the series.


Clinical Decision Making in Practice - Stuart Bond

Tue, 10 May 2022

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00:19:28

This podcast is part of a series on clinical decision-making, intended to support primary care pharmacists developing their confidence and skills in this area. In this episode, Stuart Bond talks to Nicola Wake about how he handled a particular clinical situation and what led him to the decisions he made.


Clinical Decision Making in Practice - Hannah Beba

Tue, 10 May 2022

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00:17:16

This podcast is part of a series on clinical decision-making, intended to support primary care pharmacists developing their confidence and skills in this area. In this episode, Nina Barnett interviews Hannah Beba about how she approached a particular clinical situation and how decisions were made.


Clinical Decision Making in Practice - Jo Crook

Tue, 10 May 2022

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00:25:14

This podcast is part of a series on clinical decision-making, intended to support primary care pharmacists developing their confidence and skills in this area. In this episode, Barry Jubraj interviews Jo Crook about how she approached a particular clinical situation and how decisions were made.


Clinical Decision Making in Practice - Alison Warren

Tue, 10 May 2022

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00:18:31

This podcast is part of a series on clinical decision-making, intended to support primary care pharmacists developing their confidence and skills in this area. In this episode, Joanna Freeman interviews Alison Warren about how she approached a particular clinical situation and how decisions were made.


Clinical Decision Making in Practice - Melinda Presland

Tue, 10 May 2022

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00:15:31

This podcast is part of a series on clinical decision-making, intended to support primary care pharmacists developing their confidence and skills in this area. In this episode, Barry Jubraj interviews Melinda Presland about how she approached a particular clinical situation and how decisions were made.