When I moved to west side, I started to deal with the younger generations, and their different sort of concerns. People are more dynamic, they want to be in and out of the pharmacy quickly and have fast solutions for their problems e.g. EHC, pain killers. So, although the pace is also fast, we must have a more pragmatic approach.
This is what has made me enjoy Dorset further. The diversity of people, with their varying needs, that require a community pharmacist to have a flexible approach and up to date knowledge. We must understand the dynamics and integrate with a range of services, DAAT, Sexual Health, NHS 111, GP Surgeries, Care Homes, University students to name but a few, so we can do what we do best…be the first point of call to help the community about their medicines and needs.
Jose – Cluster Pharmacist Manager, Lloyds Pharmacy