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


Anonymous | Sessional/Locum GP17 Dec 2015 12:33pm Minor Ailment schemes are merely a vehicle for patients to get over the counter medicines without having to pay for them. Pharmacists are trained to deal with these ailments otherwise we would not be allowed to sell 'pharmacy only' medicines. Nice analogy about the restaurant. Friendly, hardworking and approachable waiter out front and aloof, self-righteous chef in the back. Takes both to make the restaurant work efficiently. That one was a tongue in cheek response for you and not for the GP's who don't feel threatened by pharmacists. There is no need to be as we can't do a great deal of what you do. That doesn't mean that there are jobs that you need to pass on if you are not to be swamped.

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