They are my patients – all 5,000 of them that live near my pharmacy! And the ones that walk in off the street.
I owe a duty of care to them. Now I am going to fulfil that duty of care.
I can’t get away from the fact that the NHS is underfunded. General Practice is under pressure and people are just not getting the advice and treatment that they need. Of course, I could sit back and moan at Jeremy Hunt and his shiny new team of ministers – or I can get off my backside and do something about it.
Yesterday I talked to a community pharmacy team who thought exactly the same way. They embarked on a journey to implement proactive clinical community pharmacy practice. They are not on their own – there are a growing number of community pharmacies that are doing the same.
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