E97: Joanne Collins - Lead Clinical Pharmacist in Palliative and Supportive Care

Naman Julka-Anderson and Jo McNamara catch up with Jo Collins as part of the Education and Workforce Development Series (part 34).

Discussion about Jo’s career, role as a pharmacist and common questions patients ask.
To use this podcast as CPD, look at these reflection points: 
1) Reflect on your knowledge of over the counter and prescribed medications a patient undergoing cancer may need as part of their treatment.
2) Consider linking in with your local pharmacy team and finding out ways to work collaboratively: supporting patients, available drug information resources, training and education opportunities or service improvement.
3) Complete the Let's Communicate Cancer resource:https://www.bopa.org.uk/lessons/lesson-1-introduction-cancer-and-you/ (you can sign up for free with British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA): to access this)

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Links from podcast:
British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA): https://www.bopa.org.uk/ 
Links from podcast:
British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA): https://www.bopa.org.uk/ 
Specialist Pharmacy Services (SPS): https://www.sps.nhs.uk/?s=&cat%5B%5D=266&cat%5B%5D=31
General information for patients with religious or dietary requirements: Implications of religious and cultural beliefs on selection of medicines. Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin 2016; 54(4): 45-48 - https://dtb.bmj.com/lookup/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=27079738

*Jo Collins recommends searching the SPS website before referring to the above as they regularly update documents/add new Q&As, and published medicines information very quickly becomes outdated. I’d also suggest discussing with your pharmacy team who can check with the manufacturer or review the literature for you- chances are they’ve been asked before, especially if they have a medicines information service.

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