The RPS needs someone unafraid to put their head above the parapet

Pharmacy cuts, lowering pharmacists’ wages, remote supervision and corporate employer forced targets threaten Pharmacy’s future and the safety of our patients.

The RPS Boards need someone with a strong voice, someone who can influence what is happening and is not afraid to put their head above the parapet.

GPhC fees impact on small contractors, hospital, primary care, industry, those working in GP surgeries, locum and part-time pharmacists. Registrants’ fees should come down as we should not be subsidising the premises fee.

The board should be using its influence to reduce sweat shop pharmacies and the workload heaped on pharmacists, in all sectors.

Responsible pharmacists (RPs) must be paid when they are signed in as an absent RP. If an employer doesn’t want to pay the RP then the RP signs off and the pharmacy closes.

Retired pharmacists should either not be charged any fees, or a nominal fee of around £20, for joining their society.

Martin Astbury

Last updated
The Pharmaceutical Journal, PJ, May 2024, Vol 312, No 7985;312(7985)::DOI:10.1211/PJ.2024.1.311308

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