community pharmacist

community pharmacist

An independent health professional in the UK, commonly known as a chemist, who provides services for dispensing of prescriptions together with advice on treating common illnesses, sale of non-prescription medicines and other ancillary goods and services.
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With so much of society's contact with the health service taking place in the community setting, the role of the community pharmacist is critical to the health and wellbeing of the population and a sustainable NHS in Wales.
The historic appointment of leading community pharmacist Dr Claire OReilly to the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) has been welcomed by the peak body for pharmacists, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA).
Furthermore, the general public also consults the community pharmacist as the first choice to seek medical advice for minor aliments.
The importance to me of this award is that it recognises my role in developing the clinical role of the community pharmacist.
Michael, who was last year named the UK Community Pharmacist Of The Year, said: "It's fantastic to get the tangible recognition that this award provides, and it motivates me to push the boundaries of pharmacy even further.
John Goes, community pharmacist at Holyhead Road Pharmacy in Coventry, said: "If a patient does not need a medicine they should tell their GP or pharmacist.
A community pharmacist usually works 39 hours a week, which may include evenings and weekends.
A BMA poll showed that patients with minor problems were happy to be seen by a nurse practitioner or advised by a community pharmacist.
These medication reviews provide members the opportunity to meet with their community pharmacist for a review of their medication history, including prescription, over-the-counter and alternative medicine treatments, as well as to discuss targeted medication issues.
Dr Charlotte Jones, chair of GPC Wales, said: "The important message to get across here is that patients can access flu vaccinations routinely from their GP, or from their community pharmacist if they're unable to attend their GP surgery.
A possible solution to compensate these deficiencies may be achieved through proper site perception at community pharmacy under the supervision of a qualified community pharmacist.
Dad-of-six Mike Maguire of Marton Pharmacy took the title of Community Pharmacist of the Year at the Chemist and Druggist Awards.

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