World Pharmacists Day 2023

Monday 25 September 2023 is World Pharmacists Day. This year’s theme is ‘pharmacists strengthening health systems’.

Organised by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), World Pharmacists Day 2023 focuses on the role pharmacists can play as the healthcare system recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic and looks to meet future demands. Take a look at the FIP factsheet, to find out more about pharmacy’s role in strengthening health systems.

To mark this year’s event, we hosted a roundtable discussion to explore Pharmacist Career Pathways. Joining us for the conversation were:

Samantha Fisher – Chief Pharmacist Primary Care and Medicines Optimisation

Shilpa Patel – Lead Prescribing Pharmacist and GP Partner

Charles Odiase – Consultant Pharmacist Primary Care and Diabetes

World Pharmacists Day 2023: Pharmacist Career Pathways
Education for Health talks to Charles Odiase, Shelpa Patel and Samantha Fisher. Click play to hear the full discussion.

Looking for further education resources:

Our courses are created with health and care professionals in mind, and are suitable for those working in community, primary care and secondary care. If you’re a Pharmacist looking to build your clinical knowledge or develop your leadership skills further, you’ve come to the right place.

Available at diploma and undergraduate degree level, as well as postgraduate level, our courses are accredited by the University of Hertfordshire. We also provide CPD accredited workshops, which are ideal for those either new to a long term condition or looking to refresh their skills and knowledge.

Click here to take a look at our full course portfolio.

We’re at the Pharmacy Show:

Our Assistant Director of Clinical Learning, Preeti Minhas, is speaking at this year’s The Pharmacy Show with Shilpa Shah, CEO, North East London Local Pharmaceutical Committee.

If you’re attending the event, we’d love to see you. Stop by our talk and say hi:

Why workforce development is important

15 October 2023 – 11.50am-12.20pm – Primary Care Pharmacy Theatre, NEC Birmingham

Podcast available: Women Leading in Health

As part of our Women Leading in Health podcast series, we spoke to Shilpa Patel, Lead Prescribing Pharmacist and GP Partner, about her career pathway, defining career moments and how pharmacists and general practice can work effectively together. Listen via Spotify or on our website.

Community Pharmacy articles:

As a member of the Alliance for Heart Failure, we’ve supported the Alliance to create and deliver a series of articles for community pharmacists focusing on delivering quality outcomes for heart failure and supporting primary care. Take a look at the features below: