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Pharmacist Support sees demand for services grow

By News team

Pharmacist Support provided over £250,000 of financial assistance to pharmacists and their families, former pharmacists and pharmacy students in need in 2012, the greatest annual amount given out to date.

According to its annual review, the profession’s independent charity dealt with 465 enquiries and requests for information (an increase of 15 per cent on 2011 figures), and was left a legacy gift of £1.3m, the largest the charity has ever received.

Charity chairman Steve Churton said: “Over the past four years Pharmacist Support has responded to over 1,700 enquiries and requests for information and supported over 500 people with debt, benefits and employment advice. Although it’s sad to see demand for these services grow year on year, it is rewarding to know that we responded to an obvious need and are delivering services that are useful and relevant to those in the profession today.”

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2013.11128871

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