By Richard Thomas, editor, Pharmacy Magazine.
In these difficult times for the sector, our representative bodies should be firing on all cylinders as never before. Yet are they?
Community pharmacy continues to have little meaningful impact on policy in the corridors of power despite what Sandra Gidley says in a recent interview in Pharmacy Magazine. The fact there are no community pharmacy representatives on Jeremy Hunt’s working group on medication safety is just the latest example of this, while the gap between the profession’s leaders and pharmacists at the coalface seems wider than ever.