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Pharmacy flu scheme 'leaves GPs with £4m loss'


NHS England gave pharmacists the opportunity to provide flu vaccines in a deliberate attempt to destabilize general practice finances and line the pockets of pharmacists. NHS England has plenty of otherwise unemployed pharmacists, active in its ranks and devising ways of employing and funding their professional colleagues. It has become unviable for GP practices to mailshot their patients in the face of a dwindling return for their investment and this has lead to a breakdown in the coordinated recall system that worked so well. Pharmacists represent a massive threat to GP’s. In spite of lacking the skills of doctors, these retailers wish to muscle in on our work and are happily misrepresenting their skills (or lack of) to achieve this. Most people are shocked to learn that pharmacists have absolutely no training in diagnosis. So why do we tell people to see their pharmacist when they are unwell?

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17 Dec 2015

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