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  • BBC Documentary about workplace pressure on pharmacists

    Click here for trailer

    https://the-pda.us4.list-manage.com/...c&e=1fddd0a745

    Monday 8th 7:30 pm on the Inside Out programme

  • #2
    Can't wait to watch it.

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    • #3
      Will be very interesting.

      Hopefully GPhC acts on this and penalises the big companies. The big companies have got away with a lot. They can start with taking away NHS contract from pharmacies which are not being safe and putting immense pressure on staff.

      Possibly open up a free market for anyone to open up a pharmacy which could mean that these big companies are no longer monopolising certain areas and means more pharmacist can open up themselves and compete.

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      • #4
        Yes about time the big companies get a awake up call. But I doubt it the regulators and governments are too scared and powerless when it comes to capitalist companies.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Primrose View Post
          Yes about time the big companies get a awake up call. But I doubt it the regulators and governments are too scared and powerless when it comes to capitalist companies.
          Vested interests will give it 15 minutes of 'fame'.
          Until the next thing gets media attention.
          Pharmacy is the most important thing to pharmacists.
          Outside of our circles it is just 'medicines provision infrastructure'...
          You can have 4 - 5 school levers for what it costs to employ a pharmacist... to get boxes off shelfs.
          (Yes - it should be shelves)
          Most of the time the internet is full of daft opinions and views that you should not take seriously let bother you at all.
          Note : If this posting contains personal views or opinions every endeavour is made to ensure they stay within social media guidelines.
          If you find you have read something that has upset or offended you an anyway please unread it at once.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Pharmanaut View Post

            Vested interests will give it 15 minutes of 'fame'.
            Until the next thing gets media attention.
            Pharmacy is the most important thing to pharmacists.
            Outside of our circles it is just 'medicines provision infrastructure'...
            You can have 4 - 5 school levers for what it costs to employ a pharmacist... to get boxes off shelfs.
            (Yes - it should be shelves)
            Pharmacy is a retail job.

            In other retail exposes the media have dealt with in recent years such as Amazon and Sports Direct, large parts of the media and reaction to it has been the narrative that the abuses were a few bad apples and that it doesn't go on in other 'respectable companies'. Sadly neither amazon work practices or sports direct work practices are that unusual in retail, in just the same way the media will portray it as just a Boots thing and just a Boots thing in a few 'bad stores'.

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            • #7
              The spin off story on BBC news website is currently 5th most read story today much to my surprise. I am surprised as it was tucked away in BBC nottingham.

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              • #8
                Pharmacists are too scared to speak out. Doctors and nurses are not.
                Last edited by Primrose; 9th, January 2018, 08:37 AM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Primrose View Post
                  Pharmacists are too scared to speak out. Doctors and nurses are not.
                  Possibly don't have the same job market?

                  Though we must bear in mind that there is a professional duty to speak out; which could put your career in question?

                  Now that the documentary has been shown what will happen?
                  Most of the time the internet is full of daft opinions and views that you should not take seriously let bother you at all.
                  Note : If this posting contains personal views or opinions every endeavour is made to ensure they stay within social media guidelines.
                  If you find you have read something that has upset or offended you an anyway please unread it at once.

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