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Joy Wingfield

Joy Wingfield is honorary professor of law and ethics at the University of Nottingham

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  • Concerns about GPhC consultation on 'pharmacy team'Subscription

    3 AUG 2017

    After only seven years, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) appears to be using its powers under the Pharmacy Order 2010 to provide guidance for everyone whose activities affect the services provided by registrants (pharmacists and technicians). This guidance is designed to elaborate on the existing standards for registered pharmacies, particularly those obligations directed at owners. So perhaps we can feel a little more confident that the GPhC finally acknowledges that the quality and

  • Progress with rebalancing medicines legislation programme is unacceptably slowSubscription

    13 JAN 2017

    The snail-like progress of the rebalancing medicines legislation programme continues to amaze me. In June 2014, an expert report on the programme’s impact on hospital pharmacy was completed but only uploaded onto the programme website in November 2016. It contains some radical but eminently sensible recommendations, notably ruling out the need for hospital pharmacy departments to be registered and amending the law to introduce a new statutory role of hospital chief pharmacist, which mi

  • Cogs for opinion article on community pharmacy and delegation

    Pharmacists should delegate without fearSubscription

    PJ, 26 July/2 August 2014, Vol 293, No 7820/1Comments (1)

    Unless barriers to delegation are removed, community pharmacists will be unable to fulfil their expanding role.

  • Patient consent in the UKSubscription

    9 JUL 2015

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