Full-time freelance journalist, who works mostly for The Guardian, writing across the Society Guardian spectrum. For more than 10 years Debbie wrote a public sector careers column for the paper and website. Debbie began her career more than 20 years ago as a general reporter on the South London Press moving on to reporting jobs with the Sunday People, the Evening Standard and GP magazine where she was deputy news editor until 2000 when she became a full-time freelance. Her book, ‘How to change your career’ was published by Guardian Books in 2007
The regulator is looking at how its fitness-to-practise procedure impacts the mental health of pharmacists who are under scrutiny.
The inappropriate use of opioid drugs, which was at the heart of the Gosport War Memorial Hospital scandal, could have been identified sooner if electronic prescribing had been in place.
Community pharmacists have called on the government to step in and address the issue of drug manufacturers’ quotas, which they say are affecting patient care.