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Lord Peston’s influence in the development of pharmacy education


There was a point during one of the often charged debates of the Nuffield Committee of Inquiry when Maurice Peston so critically intervened. It followed a proposition from one of the medical members that we debate the proposition that a degree course for community pharmacy might no longer be necessary. After listening to the arguments and to the ripostes of the pharmacist minority, Maurice Peston said briefly in emphatic tones "I will not be party to the deskilling of a profession." Sir Kenneth Clucas, the Chairman, concurred and freed us to concentrate on the more positive aspects of the agendas of the 29 meetings held from October 1983-January 1986. Sandy Florence Member of the Committee

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20 AUG 2016

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