Phar­macy staff guide lim­its ser­vices

Pharmacy Daily - - Front Page -

PHAR­MACY own­ers in the UK have told the Gen­eral Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Coun­cil (GPhC) that they have been forced to limit ser­vices in­clud­ing evening and week­end open­ing hours in an ef­fort to op­er­ate safely, given the GPhC guide­lines on staff work load re­leased ear­lier this year.

In Jun 2018 the GPhC made rec­om­men­da­tions around staffing lev­els in phar­macy but did not nom­i­nate a min­i­mum num­ber that should be on duty at any one time.

Phar­macy own­ers re­sponded with ref­er­ence to head­winds such as fund­ing cuts, Brexit im­pacts and a “de­clin­ing pipe­line in newly qual­i­fied phar­ma­cists”.

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