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Pharmacy practice and profession blog

All posts from: June 2013

Acting in the patient’s best interests: how far would you go?

Posted by: Benedict LamThu, 27 Jun 2013

As pharmacists we have an obligation always to act in the patient’s best interests. After all, according to the General Pharmaceutical Council’s “Standards of conduct, ethics and performance”, the first principle is “Make patients your first concern”. But just how far are you willing to go to justify your actions?

Reputational management: does pharmacy need it?

Posted by: Elizabeth SukkarTue, 25 Jun 2013

Pharmacists who care about this profession would have been cringing last week after reading the Daily Telegraph’s investigation into how pharmacists were allegedly involved in defrauding the NHS over the reimbursement of “specials” medicines.

Play to win

Posted by: Maureen O'SullivanMon, 3 Jun 2013

You are the model customer: you have filled in the back of your prescription perfectly and wait patiently for it to be dispensed because you understand how busy the dispensary can get. You don’t mind waiting because it gives you time to covertly observe your surroundings and, dare I say it, check out the competition.

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