Date of prep: December 2020
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In the second in a series of professional dilemmas that will follow a pharmacists new to working in general practice.
Dr Graham Stretch has been appointed as President of the Primary Care Pharmacy Association.
The Pharmacist Defence Association (PDA) has published a statement raising concerns about the levels of training and competence of pharmacists working in general practice. The statement comes as the number of pharmacists working within general practice has increased dramatically in recent years. The PDA say they have noticed a ‘predicted’ upturn in queries from this group of pharmacists. These developments have caused the PDA some concern and has triggered the need to publish the statement.
Like so many others recently I took the leap to the promised land of general practice. I have not really written about my experience of working in general practice largely because until now (2 years in) I had my head down finding my feet in this devilishly complex yet interesting role.
Simple answer… Make fewer decisions. Recently I was speaking to a GP colleague about the ways to protect oneself from decision fatigue. Decision fatigue is a serious issue for anyone in a high volume, high turnover medical job. He had some great insights into the problem and the solutions. What are the […]