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The identity of C+D's long-running contributor remains a mystery, but his irreverent views are known by all. Tweet him @Xrayser

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A patient came in today and said: “Isn’t it annoying – after all this fine weather, the rain has come.” I thought: “No. For those of us working in...
15/08/2018 21
“Your local pharmacy is not simply a place to pick up your prescription.” I was in two minds when I read that quote from Rowlands managing director...
06/08/2018 1
There was an awkward silence in the office of advertising agency Branding Iron. Their previous marketing campaigns for community pharmacy had always...
23/07/2018 2
Over the weekend I read the C+D article about the petition protesting the “unsuitable” June pre-registration exam, which apparently has received more...
16/07/2018 18
It’s becoming a strange summer, with unremittingly sunny weather and uncharacteristic English sporting success. But of course some things never...
02/07/2018 6
I was giving a talk to a local stroke group this week when someone asked the question about aspirin. You know, the “should I take a low-dose aspirin...
18/06/2018 2
“PSNC still not agreed new price concession system,” ran the C+D headline last week. Although, to be honest, it could have been any week. “Same story...
01/05/2018 3
An email dropped into my inbox – an invitation to ‘boundaries training’. “Ooh,” I thought, “I wonder if that’s anything to do with the merger of our...
06/04/2018 6
Since the dawn of humanity we’ve divided the world into those who are prepared and those who simply drift through life like a Brexit negotiation. In...
12/03/2018 1
When I first registered as a pharmacist, my favourite book was called Minor illness or major disease. This over-the-counter prescribing guide gave...
19/02/2018 3

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