Undergraduate research win

Congratulations to Daniel Mercer, Part 3 Pharmacy student, for being one of two winners of Reading’s annual undergraduate research opportunities programme (UROP). Daniel’s project was selected from 72 projects and looked at the advanced prescribing of chemotherapy for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Daniel’s presenting his poster at the UROP Poster Showcase

His study concluded that advanced prescribing of chemotherapy could be a feasible option for the majority of patients on this treatment which would reduce workload and reduce costs from drug wastage. The findings of the project will be presented as a poster in Westminster in March 2019 in the Posters in Parliament event which is organised by the British Conference of Undergraduate Research. The project was successfully supervised by Dr. Nilesh Patel from the pharmacy practice team and Nadjoua Maouche from Oxford University Hospitals.

Lloyds Pharmacy Public Health Campaign Win!

Second year pharmacy student, Omer Ali.

We proudly congratulate Omer on winning the Lloyds Pharmacy Public Health Campaign competition. Omer is in second year and has been proactive in learning about mental health and finding ways he can get involved in increasing awareness and reducing the stigma asscoiated with mental health conditions. He is a Dementia Friends Champion and has supported the training of his colleagues and staff during Enhancement Week as well as helping to raise awareness as Mental Health Time to Change Champion in Feburary. Well done Omer and we wish you all the best for future endeavours!

Interprofessional Learning (IPL) Symposium at RSOP












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.

Dementia Friends Sessions

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