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.
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
We contracted PCL provide us with help and guidance and training, relating to pharmaceutical transportation, we found Jackie and her team to be helpful, knowledgeable and pragmatic in their advice. The training sessions went well and were very useful in helping us understand the subject. We looked long and hard for an industry expert in this field and we certainly found one in PCL. Andrew Fox DX (Group) plc
Jackie from PCL has the experience and ability to support new and existing pharmacy businesses unlike any other.
Phil Lawe Superintendent Pharmacist of an e-pharmacy in the UK
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 helped us to choose the robot that best suited our requirements and it can be added to at a later date, my regular locum has rescinded his notice as he cannot cope better with the volume of prescriptions we dispense and he gets to sit down to work !
Testimonial from a Community Pharmacy in Lincolnshire
The training was delivered in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The elements of the training were explained in a clear and concise manner and the course was tailored around your individual requirements. The day was enjoyable and I would not hesitate to use your company again. Tracy Tollervey from CPG – Logistic.
Testimonial from CPG -Logistic trainee
The GPD session at PCL enabled me to focus on the really important things when it comes to getting your wholesale licence. Dawn structured the workshop in a very lively and interactive way so it is easy to follow and to use her ideas for your own business. It was very helpful, I decided to book the Audit training too.
Testimonial from Eva Böllinghaus Pharmacist of an e-pharmacy in the UK
I am glad that I contacted Pharmacy Consulting Limited (PCL). Jackie Peck helped me in understanding all aspects of community and internet pharmacy. She was helpful in conducting survey, preparing business plan and negotiation with wholesalers etc. She was extremely approachable and provided invaluable advice. She was proactive in helping and was very flexible. I will highly recommend Pharmacy Consulting Limited to all especially young entrepreneurs. It is a money well spent.
Testimonial from a Hospital Doctor in London
I have really enjoyed the training. Zul is a very good communicator and very approachable. 🙂
Sonia Garcia Scriano - Caligorrx
Pharmacy Consulting provided us with a very professional and efficient service over a number of extremely busy months. Not only were they flexible to our requirements but also to our workloads, time schedules and finances. Jackie Peck in particular was extremely aware of our needs and outcome requirements. For a small company such as ourselves this was invaluable. At all times Pharmacy Consulting kept us informed of any amendments, changes, monetary matters and as the client we felt it was a ver…
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