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The Pharmaceutical Journal
Vol 272 No 7305 p821
26 June 2004


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Demand for places on supplementary prescribing courses falls

There is some concern about uptake of places on supplementary prescribing courses that are currently recruiting, Scottish branch secretaries and chairmen heard at their annual meeting in Edinburgh on 16 June.

David Thomson, chairman, Scottish Executive, said that there are a number of reasons for this, including an application form that is viewed as difficult to complete, some GPs having misunderstood what is required of them during the 12-day supervisory period, new graduates being excluded due to the requirement that pharmacists need to have two years of practice experience before enrolling on a course and funding arrangements not yet being in place.

Mr Thomson asked branch secretaries to encourage members to become involved. The meeting agreed that when full details of the new contract are announced it will become clear what pharmacists can expect to receive as supplementary prescribers and this will increase demand for places on supplementary prescribing courses.

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