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Keith Ridge: 'I regret the pain, but this is a watershed moment for pharmacy'


I ask if Mr Ridge's now famous quote "Of course I regret the pain it has caused" can be applied to pre and post graduate pharmacy students, who I expect will struggle to find a position in Community Pharmacy or even more than a part time position as a Practice Pharmacist during the next ten years of Mr Ridge's "Ten Year Plan". Now consider the Ten Year Plan carefully, because 10 years is the length of two or more Parliaments and I ask "how can Mr Ridge be so confident that pharmacy can continue to change in the same way for that time?" because political policies change over time. I believe that question is the one question that the interview should have clarified because an answer would have shown exactly who is driving this "Watershed Shed Moment" and the sudden need for drastic cuts in pharmacy payments.

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14 OCT 2018

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