Elizabeth Sukkar, MRPharmS, is the deputy news editor of The Pharmaceutical Journal. She writes and edits stories about health, science and pharmaceutical policy. She has contributed stories to the BMJ and the Guardian and was formerly world editor of Scrip Intelligence where she won two Informa journalist of the year awards. She has worked as a pharmacist both in the UK and in Australia in the community, hospital and medicines information sectors.
Christine Bond, an emeritus professor (primary care) at the Institute of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Aberdeen, was awarded an honorary fellowship at the Royal College of General Practitioners on 12 May 2017.
A Labour government would halt plans to close pharmacies across England, according to the party’s general election manifesto published today.
Philip Hammond, the UK government’s chief finance minister, has promised £2bn for adult social care in England over the next three years to help councils provide high quality care while easing pressure on the NHS.
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What we need now is a long-term strategy to improve the image and reputation of the profession in the public’s eye that has being damaged by recent events