In the final PJ Pod of the year, we eat some mince pies and ruminate over what has been a momentous 12 months in the history of the profession, from the COVID-19 vaccination campaign to the start of the pharmacy foundation year.
We also stake our journalistic reputations to make some predictions on what the big news for pharmacists could be in 2022. Should pharmacists in the NHS be preparing for industrial action over pay? What will health secretary Sajid Javid’s next move be? Will degree apprenticeships be introduced in pharmacy? Are COVID-19 antivirals really what they’re cracked up to be?
Hosting this episode is executive editor Nigel Praities, who is joined by the lateral flow-confirmed COVID-19 negative PJ team, including Julia Robinson, clinical and science editor, Carolyn Wickware, deputy news editor, Corrinne Burns, RPS correspondent, and Angela Kam, senior research and learning editor.*
This episode was produced by Geoff Marsh.
*All COVID-19 restrictions at the time were followed in the recording of this podcast episode and it was most DEFINITELY NOT a Christmas party.
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