In this episode of our In Conversation With podcast Pharmacy Magazine editor Richard Thomas talks to Victoria Steele, six months into her role as LloydsPharmacy’s first female superintendent pharmacist, about how the company is looking after the mental health of its pharmacy teams in the wake of the pandemic, the rapid growth of its Echo prescription delivery service and the unacceptable side of social media in a frank and wide-ranging interview.
Good Week, Bad Week (or even Decent Week?) for.... PSNC for deciding to delay regional rep elections so RSG can do its work, recruitment and retention in the pharmacy workforce, the end of an era and the start of a new one for the successor to UniChem and, finally, the P category. We dish out the plaudits and the brickbats, but do you agree? Plus Thorrun Govind on inclusion and diversity.
The CIG editors are back with Good Week Bad Week: PSNC advice audit, Recognition of Excellence Awards, FOI on SSPs, the retirement of a leading pharmacy personality, possible associate membership of the RPS for pharmacy technicians and, yes, recent seismic events in Westminster all feature. Oh, and some terrible cheese puns, for which we can only apologise...
In this week's pint-sized pod, GPs up in arms over NHSE guidance on the need to prioritise face-to-face appointments as pharmacy teams look on frankly baffled, the NPA fires up the battle bus over Boris funding promise and big questions for the RPS as membership numbers slide – all in the time it takes to enjoy a nice cup of tea. Get the kettle on.