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Cuts will force pharmacists to focus on clinical role


Self Care Forum co-chair Dr Selwyn Hodge spoke to C+D about how impending cuts could impact on pharmacy's public health role

C+D spoke to Dr Hodge at a Westminster event run by the all-party parliamentary group on primary care and public health last week (July 12).


Boom Shakalaka, Locum pharmacist

Less pay for more work - what other "profession" does this??? Pharmacy is no longer a profession imo.

Susan M Shepherd, Community pharmacist

Cuts will decrease clinical imput from pharmacists, as the cuts will force activity to be driven by what will bring in what little income we can get. Unless he is proposing that we are going to be paid for more clinical work?

Shaun Steren, Pharmaceutical Adviser

Sorry, but community pharmacy is exceedingly profitable, hence the voracious appetite to acquire pharmacy contracts. Cuts simply mean the maintenance of net profit by increasing workload, reducing wages, cutting staff hours and the more rapid (and more dubious) ticking of boxes to meet 'clinical' targets. 

Barry Pharmacist, Community pharmacist

Same old, same old. Put another record on.

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