Full-time freelance journalist, who works mostly for The Guardian, writing across the Society Guardian spectrum. For more than 10 years Debbie wrote a public sector careers column for the paper and website. Debbie began her career more than 20 years ago as a general reporter on the South London Press moving on to reporting jobs with the Sunday People, the Evening Standard and GP magazine where she was deputy news editor until 2000 when she became a full-time freelance. Her book, ‘How to change your career’ was published by Guardian Books in 2007
A community pharmacy-run minor ailments scheme covering 14 London boroughs which was due to be wound up at the end of March 2019, has won a second reprieve.
Some 233 community pharmacies have closed in England since the government funding cuts were introduced in October 2016, according to figures seen exclusively by The Pharmaceutical Journal.
The inappropriate use of opioid drugs, which was at the heart of the Gosport War Memorial Hospital scandal, could have been identified sooner if electronic prescribing had been in place.