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
Training placements in community pharmacy are under threat unless the sector is fully involved in implementing plans to introduce a five-year integrated pharmacy degree and the reforms are fully funded, it has emerged.
Clinical pharmacists employed by GP surgeries under the medicines optimisation in care homes programme will be moved to the new primary care network contract when the care home scheme ends in March 2020.
Establishing state-run drug companies or “utilities” may be the only solution to boost the development of new drugs and win the fight against antimicrobial resistance, according to Lord Jim O’Neill.