Changes often brings surprises and they need to be risk assessed. This new guidance is in direct conflict with what I have told patients for the thirty years that I have been qualified. When I first qualified the message was pre-printed on labels which we religiously stuck onto the dispensing labels along with” Keep out the reach of children “and “Take half an hour after food “. So why the change? Hospital use of antibiotics and duration of course are monitored and often people respond in different ways. Antibiotic courses often and shortened if the patient is feeling better. In the community, most antibiotics are prescribed, there is not a routine follow up process and it may be time to advise patients to stop taking their anti-biotics when they feel better. There is evidence to support the view that completing the course of anti-biotics may increase the risk of anti-biotic resistance. Surely, before we encourage patients to stop when they feel better and not when their course of medication is finished, we need more clinical trials to establish the optimal duration of anti-biotic courses. In addition, we must keep up the education of both the public and the prescribers that anti-biotics do not help viral infections, so prescribing anti-biotics unnecessarily must be the preferred message to portray.
A lot of valuable information to digest. Thank you Anna Drys – Oxford Hospital
This session has been very informative and an eye opener. Jackie was excellent in her delivery.
Mustafa Bhaiji from Manton Pharmacy
I want to thank you again for your successful presentation made in London to our Pharma Group Europe conference. Your detailed explanations for all the delegates were extremely interesting and enlightening. Our international participants from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Romania expressed their praise and encouragement. Zdenek Schmittz- Pharma Group Europe
Testimonial from Zdenek Schmittz- Pharma Group Europe
I have really enjoyed the training. Zul is a very good communicator and very approachable. 🙂
Sonia Garcia Scriano - Caligorrx
I found Pharmacy Consulting Ltd’s (PCL) input into the planning and installation of our ARX V Max extremely beneficial to the project. The senior consultant from PCL met with me, the ARX project manager, and members of my shop fitting team, and we discussed the new pharmacy planned layout from PCL’s automation experience. This was useful as having previously worked with robots, and also being a pharmacist he could provide valuable advice on where the machine outputs would be best positi…
Independent community pharmacy owner
Pharmacy Consulting has been performing consultancy work for Vygon for several years, during that time they have provided us with a very professional and efficient service. PCL helped Vygon obtain their original Wholesale Dealers Licence and have provided Responsible Person (RP) support to our Quality Team ever since. PCL guided us successfully through our MHRA inspection. More recently, Jackie delivered GDP update training sessions for me and my deputy when I started in my new role as Head …
Testimonial from Vygon
“Really well presented and explained. Have a much better understanding of a very involved subject.” Vicky Stones 10/10
I found the information very useful and interesting. I will use the information given in the future for orders I do and also to check all relevant procedures that are needed.
Nicola Taylor from Survitec
Jackie has proved to be a very knowledgeable and professional recruitment consultant, All communications have been very professional and I would not hesitate to recommend Jackie.
James CulleyMosaic Pharma Ltd.
I think the PCL course dovetails very well with wholesaling as it provides practical course material with a good eye to Quality Management, which is the concern of our company with the MHRA inspection process beginning soon.
Raul GP pharmacy manager Suffolk