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The more I learn of the new inspection model the more concerned I become.
Graham Phillips contributes to:
With respect you have missed the point. Govt policy is to bring about 3000 pharmacy closures by means of indiscriminate financial attrition. The Chief Pharmaceutical Officer has oft trumpeted that there are too many pharmacies. The key point here is that the entire sector (75% of our profession) is affected by the savage funding cuts. The 190 Lloyds closures, while significant, are just the tip of the iceberg
I agree. In fact I wrote this blog for GPOnline a year ago: http://www.gponline.com/viewpoint-community-pharmacists-gps-natural-allies/article/1361746
I phoned pharmacy to you asking what data they hold about me. They had my address details 50% wrong. They told me (without my asking) that they often get confused people phoning up who have signed up by mistake thinking it was a requirement by the NHS or their GP. I asked what information they hold about me; weeks later I'm still awaiting their promised response
Comment on: Is the chief pharmaceutical officer of England serving patients and the profession well?
Maybe The CPhO would care to explain what happened to the NHS' Call to Action for Pharmacy?
Comment on: Editing The Pharmaceutical Journal
Spot on Steve! During my own time as a member of the English Pharmacy Board I raised similar concerns. I asked repeatedly that the role of the PJ within the organisation be (re)considered. As the RPS delineates its influential role as the de facto "Royal College for Pharmacy" the position of the PJ becomes ever more important.
Why is it that I often learn more about the RPS from other publications than I can glean from the PJ?
If nothing else surely THE key role of the PJ is as the professional journal that represent the role of pharmacists to external stakeholders and (of equal importance) the mouthpiece of the RPS to its members?
Currently the PJ fails effectively to perform either role