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Barry Shooter

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  • Potential pharmacy closure might benefit another pharmacistSubscription

    7 DEC 2016

    Graham Phillips’s excellent and passionate letter about the future of his Southdown, Harpenden, Hertfordshire pharmacy (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2016;297:294) illustrates the quandary proprietor pharmacists have. Before I retired, I had a small chain of pharmacies that were arbitrarily classified as independent but, in

  • My predictions on community pharmacy’s future over the next decadeSubscription

    17 MAY 2016Comments (1)

    Now that I have retired from community pharmacy, The Pharmaceutical Journal’s splendid April issue gave me plenty of food for thought to attempt to predict the future of our profession over the next decade. With a pharmacist in every GP surgery, surely the obvious place for medicines use reviews would be in the surgery pharmacist’s office? That way pharmacists will not be under so much pressure to meet targets under the watchful gaze of pharmacy managers. With all presc

  • Wrong target

    8 JAN 2000

    SIR, Helen Remington’s letter (PJ, December 18/25, 1999, p981) highlights the problems hospitals have in funding and recruiting pharmacists. She and others running hospital pharmacies would love to have access to a pool of pharmacy technicians registered by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. The long-term employment consequences to pharmacists are obvious. Mrs Remington’s rhetoric would be bet

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