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Graham Phillips

Graham Phillips

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  • Comment on: What the Lloyds announcement means for pharmacists

    Graham Phillips's comment 8 NOV 2017 17:26

    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

  • Comment on: Fighting over patients is bad for GP–pharmacy relations

    Graham Phillips's comment 24 OCT 2017 20:07

    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

  • Comment on: Pharmacy2U criticised for confusing marketing tactics

    Graham Phillips's comment 4 SEP 2017 20:42

    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?

    Graham Phillips's comment 2 JUN 2017 9:29

    Maybe The CPhO would care to explain what happened to the NHS' Call to Action for Pharmacy?

    http://psnc.org.uk/the-healthcare-landscape/community-pharmacy-call-to-action/

    http://www.chemistanddruggist.co.uk/news/whatever-happened-nhs-england%E2%80%99s-pharmacy-call-action

    http://www.chemistanddruggist.co.uk/opinion/nhs-call-action-community-pharmacys-watergate

  • Comment on: Editing The Pharmaceutical Journal

    Graham Phillips's comment 11 FEB 2017 11:15

    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

    Graham Phillips

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