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By Steve Brine, Minister for Primary Care and Public Health. With all the recent talk around prevention in the health and care space, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s being talked up as the newest kid on the block. In truth, we’ve known the ‘…better than cure’ truism for as long as medicine has been practised in civilised society.
Graham Prestwich Public and Patient Engagement Lead Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network
Here at Lincolnshire Co-op, we’re gearing up for Ask Your Pharmacist Week which runs from November 5 to 12.
Helga Mangion, NPA Policy Manager
On a typical NPA PGD vaccination training day, pharmacists will attend the training site either for a morning or afternoon session. Pharmacists will meet their trainer and other pharmacists receiving training for tea, coffee and refreshments before starting 3.5 hours of training. This training will see participants learn important vaccination techniques, basic life support and anaphylaxis…
We are the heart and hands of the NHS in our neighbourhoods.
"Patients are often surprised when they find out that I can prescribe and that they don’t always have to wait to see a GP - surprised and often very relieved."
We want to do what's right and actually add value to our community and make sure we're helping people rather than just what some people might perceive as a retail transaction.
One of my proudest moments was helping a whole family give up smoking.
Like so many others, I am proud of the NHS and what it stands for. For the most part, it has managed to stick to its founding principles, in particular that care is given based on need rather than a person’s ability to pay for it.