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The High Court verdict on community pharmacy cuts marks a new beginning, not the end

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Superb article. We have the leaders and the profession needs to follow them, up the game and win the arguments by example. Rhetoric alone isn't enough. Helping keep people out of hospital isn't about healthy living pharmacy displays and exercise challenges. It's playing a part in the screening diagnosing and treatment of illness, managing emergencies and minor ailments. Doctors can then treat people they would previously have sent to hospital. Apart from the cost savings ( which will more than pay for our contribution) Hospitals will become more specialist and centres of excellence. For this to happen, ordinary pharmacists must acquire the skills and use them. The time for talking is over. This is a fight we can't afford to lose but it's a struggle in which actions are the weapons, not lawyers. Well said Ian Strachan. Who is with him?

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14 JUN 2017

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21:07

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