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Lack of leadership and clinical skills are a 'barrier' to pharmacy investment, warns NHS England

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I'm sure the headline has been written incorrectly. Surely it should read "Lack of leadership and vision from NHS England is 'barrier' to investment, warns pharmacy - Pharmacists worry that Deputy chief pharmaceutical officer is unwilling to engage with clinical and leadership training programmes as NHS England “don’t see it as a priority”. Community pharmacists - owners and employees - continue to invest substantial amounts of time, effort and money in developing their own skills only to be constantly rebuffed by NHS England as Graham describes. I know of several community pharmacists who have qualified as independent prescribers and the only ones who are even vaguely likely to be able to use their skills are those who have subsequently left community pharmacy. You cannot criticise community pharmacists, Mr Warner, when you and Dr Ridge have absolutely no vision for our profession; no vision for using the existing network of thousands of pharmacies to help the constant crisis in primary care and no vision for working across boundaries.

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18 JAN 2019

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20:45

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