Hemant Patel, FRPharmS, DipPharmacol, M.I.Mg, is secretary at North East London Local Pharmaceutical Committee Four-time former president of the RPSGB, Hemant understands community pharmacy. He specifically possesses a deep understanding of pharmacy practice, education, regulation and politics and has led innovative projects in medicines management, public health and retailing. He also served as chairman of NPA, vice-chairman of PSNC and a consultant to a number of pharmaceutical companies. UK Delegation member, Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union, Europharm Forum, UK Delegation member, Representative, Community Pharmacy Section, FIP, Vice-President, Commonwealth Pharmaceutical Association, Director of Havering Healthwatch.
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Changes outlined in the new pharmacy contract come into force on 1 October 2019, but pharmacists need clarity on these extra services and whether or not they will ultimately help or hinder patient care.
Hemant Patel, a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society English Pharmacy Board, shares his personal views on comments made by Keith Ridge, England’s chief pharmaceutical officer, in an interview with The Pharmaceutical Journal
Self care has become increasingly important to the NHS as it undergoes its most fundamental restructuring for many years. Budgets are becoming more difficult to manage in light of the increasing health burden caused by long-term conditions, an ageing population and conditions related to lifestyle choices such as smoking.
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