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Chief pharmaceutical officer of England ought to be congratulated


So... where to start! Reading Mr Phillips' letter, I in no way feel any professional boundaries have been broken and I see no personal insults or unfair accusations made. Mr Phillips is simply pointing out what happened at the conference. As a professional, you should be prepared to explain your reasoning and the thought process you used to come to your conclusions. I feel this is the very least Dr Ridge can do, if for no other reason than to explain to the some three quarters of the profession that he seems to feel are superfluous. If Dr Ridge is able to defend himself, why has he not done so? This is much more than a "professional spat" and I find it really quite pathetic that this is being used as a reason for the CPhO to avoid defending and/or justifying the actions of the government, which he seems to back, let alone entering a discussion with the profession. What the government plan to do threatens the very viability of the NHS! Celebrate the resulting opportunity for Community Pharmacy? You mean the opportunity for the ones that may survive the cull that Dr Ridge seems to advocate? And for those fortunate to survive the blunt and reckless cuts, would those opportunities involve the sales of sandwiches and shampoo? I look forward to your response, sir.

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17 MAY 2017

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