Six months ago, if anyone had suggested to Anna Ruthven that she’d be working in a local pharmacy in Spring 2020 dressed in a visor and advising patients not to get too close, she’d have laughed, but following an urgent call for pharmacists to work on the frontline, that’s exactly what she’s doing. […]
I’m appalled by the fact that community pharmacy teams don’t appear to have been included in the announcement of a £60,000 death in service benefit.
Our pharmacy is extremely busy normally. It’s a very fast-paced and stressful environment. We never have ‘quiet times’ & often have to cover other branches.
The pandemic community pharmacy delivery service is not worth the paper it’s written on.
As acute clinicians, our intuitive thinking relies on a reasonably consistent approach and in most paediatric encounters, we are used to looking in the throat.
95% of our clients are lovely, supportive and patient but the ones that we take home at night and re-play in our heads are these guys that I’ve mentioned.
PharmaDoctor have been selling a COVID19 antibody test kit to pharmacists across the UK for some time now.
I urge you to take up our cause and fight for adequate remuneration for community pharmacies.
Who knew the causative agent ‘coronavirus’ would become a serious disrupter to my pre-registration training?
It feels as though my world and everyone else’s has been flipped upside down due to COVID-19, and this pandemic has hit too close to home.