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Pharmacists could be 'redeployed' to short-staffed areas under NHS COVID-19 plans


This is really concerning considering that all the pharmacies I know of only have one pharmacist on duty at any time, we are already extremely busy, with pharmacists not having lunch etc (before this corona virus) so where are these extra pharmacists going to come from? Do they really believe our staffing levels can accommodate this? Two technicians have left our branch since Christmas because of the workload, again before this outbreak, so to think that pharmacy can be part of a backup plan is highly worrisome. Of course we will pull together to help out our NHS but we’re already at breaking point with no extra staff floating around... anyone else concerned about this?

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13 MAR 2020

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