Third year M(Pharm) students organised a coffee morning on Thurs 15th March to raise money for the charity, Pharmacist Support.
M(Pharm) students with Athena Swan committee members
Sabina (left), Juhi (centre) and Alisha (right)
Pharmacist Support is an independent charity that offers free and confidential support for pharmacy students, trainees and pharmacists and their families in need. This includes
- Providing financial assistance to help pay towards essential expenditure in times of hardship.
- Offering students with a range of resources and guidance on how to effectively manage their money, including bursaries to help with the cost of living or unexpected expenses/loss of income – such as the National Student Bursary Scheme
- Helping pre-registration pharmacists experiencing problems on their placement
- Running the Wardley Wellbeing Service to manage well-being, mindfulness, stress and everyday pressures through workshops and webinars
- Operating a Stress Helpline, staffed by trained volunteer pharmacists who talk to those that want to talk about professional and personal issues.
The charity relies heavily on the generosity of pharmacists, their relatives and pharmacy organisations to continue to provide these essential support services. Well done to all the organisers and everyone who contributed towards this fantastic effort. Donations can still be made by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/juhi-rathor.
New publication from Dr Donyai and collaborators at the University of Reading, showing that the mental health clustering tool (MHCT) and the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) can be used as outcome measures in naturalistic studies evaluating psychiatric drug effectiveness: http://bit.ly/2oLzFYT
Today, our Part 4 Pharmacy students have been “putting themselves in the shoes/eyes” of patients who are at risk of falls. This is our yearly IPL Falls Symposium which focuses on the holistic management of patients who have fallen, working alongside Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Associate and Nursing students.
Part 4 Students showcase School of Pharmacy Research
Part 4 Pharmacy students took part in a research poster day this week. They presented posters of their work which was carried out under the supervision of RSOP academics.
Dementia Friends Champions (Pharmacy undergraduate students) will be running Dementia Friends information sessions during week 6. This aims to help people understand what it’s like to live with dementia, change the way we think, act and talk about the condition. This is part of Alzheimer’s Society’s biggest initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. More information can be found on the following website: https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/. Thee sessions are open to everyone (students and staff).
Wednesday 14th Feb Chemistry LT ground 10am-11am
Thursday 15th Feb CHANCELLORS, CH-G06 4pm-5pm
Friday 16th Feb CHANCELLORS, CH-G06 10am-11am