We were lucky that she came on to talk about her career so far and her work in this area to date.
I have worked as a Community Pharmacist for 22 years and I can honestly say that I have enjoyed all of those years. I love my job. I love the interaction with patients and the bond formed with my team as we strive every day to provide an efficient and caring service to our community. Unfortunately, I feel that this has started to change in the last few years since the funding to Community Pharmacy was drastically reduced.
Low pay, targets, performance management and no lunch break. Some complain of feeling guilty for taking a toilet break. The miserable conditions many community pharmacists have to put up with have been well documented in pharmacy circles. That said, really very little has changed in community pharmacy in the last 30 years.
I found out today after attempting to collect my prescription from my local pharmacy that I can no longer receive my treatment for endometriosis.
Following negotiations between PSNC, DHSC and NHSE&I, HM Government has agreed to make a five-year investment in community pharmacies. The deal secures funding of £2.592bn per year for community pharmacies. The agreement also sets out a vision for the expansion of clinical service delivery through pharmacies over the next five years, in line with the NHS Long
I want to tell you a story. This story is about a sick child. I’ll warn you straight away it’s not a happy story and there is tragically no happy ending.
£300,000 investment in Scottish Community Pharmacist Practitioner Champions to continue.
Andre Yeung is a pharmacist, NHS England Network Chair and architect of the Digital Minor Ailments Referral service. By his own admission, he is on a mission to make stuff better for patients. He was recently elected to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society English Pharmacy Board. He topped the poll in England with 941 […]
Sam Falconer talks about community pharmacy prescribing in Scotland, the need for more funding and hope for the future
Community pharmacy contractors in Scotland can once again avail of funding to run community pharmacy independent prescribing clinics. The total value of money allocated for the financial year 2019/20 remains unchanged from last year at £1 million.