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Andrew Paxton

MRPharmS, Lancaster

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  • Problem with registering for NHSmailSubscription

    2 MAY 2017

    I am aware that the NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) is due to be launched in the North West of England in May 2017. Our pharmacy had previously applied for a shared NHSmail account because this is an essential part of the qualifying criteria for the NUMSAS. I have repeatedly enquired on the progress of this application, receiving the reply that pharmacies registered for NUMSAS were prioritised. The problem is that pharmacies cannot register for NUMSAS until they have a sh

  • My concerns with changes to the conscience clauseSubscription

    17 JAN 2017Comments (1)

    I read with interest about the proposed change to the conscience clause for pharmacists (The Pharmaceutical Journal online, 22 December 2016). This concerns me. I have been a Christian for 59 years and a pharmacist for 36 years. One of the reasons I chose pharmacy was that, unlike medic

  • EPS’s crooked spineSubscription

    Online, February 2014

    It has been noticeable to everyone struggling with the electronic prescription service over the past few weeks how unreliable the NHS “spine” has been. Hardly a day has gone by without a text message or email from the service notifications of the Health and Social Care Information Centre apologising for service delays or interruptions. If the EPS is going to succeed, as I hope it will, the IT needs to be improved drastically. Andrew Paxton Lancaste

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