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Martin Astbury

Martin Astbury

MRPharmS President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

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  • How to deal with the downward spiral of pharmacySubscription

    9 MAY 2017

    Pharmacist unemployment is a real issue. An oversupply pushes down wages and quality, and can impact on professionalism. Following the explosion of universities more than 3,500 students are graduating each year (compared with 1,625 in 2008). This is unfair on graduates and registered pharmacists alike. Now, with more pharmacists than jobs, some employers can pay us as little as they can get away with. If you have a professional disagreement with an employer, it can sometimes be difficu

  • “Joe Bloggs” pharmacist fighting for pharmacistsSubscription

    11 APR 2017

    Pharmacy cuts, decreasing salaries, remote supervision and corporate employer forced targets (e.g. medicines use reviews) threaten pharmacy’s future and the safety of our patients. England needs a strong voice. The voice of someone who can influence what is happening and is not afraid to put his head above the parapet. My wife and I both work as pharmacists. I will look after pharmacists’ interests not least because pharmacy provides the only income that puts food on my children

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    The beginning of a new chapter for The Pharmaceutical JournalSubscription

    11 JUL 2014

    For the past 170 years The Pharmaceutical Journal has been the pre-eminent professional publication for pharmacists. This has never been more important for our profession.

  • Tribute to Colin HitchingsSubscription

    PJ, 12 July 2014, Vol 293, No 7818Comments (1)

  • Lindsey GilpinSubscription

    1 SEP 2014

  • Tribute to Bob MichellSubscription

    13 FEB 2017

  • We need bold leadershipSubscription

    PJ, 3 May 2014, Vol 292, No 7808

  • Demonstrating our valueSubscription

    PJ, 10/17 May 2014, Vol 292, No 7809/10

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