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Summer Placement at Barts Health NHS Trust

I spent 4 weeks as a summer student at the Royal London Hospital. Rotating weekly through admissions, surgery and ITU, paediatrics, and renal medicine, I gained a lot of clinical knowledge by shadowing and learning from pharmacists and going on ward rounds. It was great to observe pharmacists working together in a multidisciplinary team to…

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My First Clinical Intervention

“Whilst on my 3rd year clinical placement, I saw a patient with renal failure. Looking at her drug chart, I realised that one of her medications, rivaroxaban, was unsuitable. I searched through various NICE guidelines and came up with a solution: switch the rivaroxaban to apixaban. I discussed this with my supervising pharmacist and decided…

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