Issue : Electronicjuice, November 2007
Asta Prajapati is a community pharmacist and postgraduate student at Brunel University Centre for Public Health research Human papilloma virus: genotypes, incidence and available vaccines
Crisis needs volunteers at Christmas Subscription
John Anderson is joint co-ordinator of pharmaceutical services for Crisis Open Christmas 2007
Ancient and modern uses for castor oil / We must never take fresh water for granted / Forgotten world of the tinkling tinctures
Ancient and modern uses for castor oil
No turning back now Subscription
There are likely to be some pharmacists who will have a lump in their throat after learning that the establishment of the General Pharmaceutical Council is now under way. News that the Health and Social Care Bill received its First Reading in Parliament on 15 November 2007 (p581) means that
A patient group direction too far? Subscription
Discussion at the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee resulting in the report “Scientific developments relating to the Abortion Act 1967” and Pope Benedict XVI’s advice to Roman Catholic pharmacists to avoid any involvement, whether direct or indirect, in the supply of medicines used for abortions or euthanasia have raised
An appalling situation Subscription
The action taken by the three members who were able to sabotage the National Pharmacy Association Pharmacy Mutual Insurance takeover endeavour appals me (PJ, 10 November, p517).
Number of resignations may come as a shock Subscription
Finally the retention fees for 2008 have been agreed. Sadly, the opinions and views of the many part-time and semi-retired members have been disregarded.
Forgive me for seeing red but … Subscription
I received an electricity bill and tax demand recently. They were both in black type on a plain sheet of paper. If they were late they would be detailed on a red background indicating they were late.
Is the penalty fee a form of extortion? Subscription
I have just received my retention fee form and noticed on the front that a penalty fee of up to £1,235 is payable if you want to be restored to the Register after removal for non-payment of fees.
An appropriate image? Subscription
I am sure everyone affected has their own view on the disappointing fees announcement so I will not vent my own anger here, but I just cannot let go of the fact that the “Fee increase — Q&A” document, available on the Royal