I ended up getting one of the last flights out of the country on the Monday before all planes were grounded.
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 she’d have laughed.
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?