Monthly Archives: August 2012

Locum Blues


Ever wondered what it’s like to be a locum?


@Dj_rai: That feeling of apprehension wondering what tomorrows hell hole has in store for you.


@Dj_rai: Walking in to a pile of prescriptions from weeks ago that need checking


@Dj_rai: The staff who do not acknowledge that you exist. ‘Hello i have a name! Not the Locum’.


@Dj_rai: The crap lazy locums who give us locums a bad name.


@Dj_rai: Store managers trying to tell me how to do my job. My response: “sorry is that your name on RP notice? Nah didn’t think so!”


@Dj_rai: Never having enough change for damn parking machines


@Dj_rai: No matter how early you set off or plan route you’re always late. Typical locum.


@Tobychanin: ‘The usual pharmacist always lends me anything’ I


@Weeneldo: It’s Saturday in a new location: just you, a counter assistant, an angry customer and a vanished prescription.


@Weeneldo: Even more fun: its Sunday, you’ve got 3 staff and none of them know the computer password. That was a bad day.


@David_Loughlin: You, a Saturday girl who hasn’t a clue & an unordered CD.


@weeneldo: Getting into trouble for breaking whatever mad rules the company has and no-one except the harshest manager will enforce.


@Tobychanin: ‘Well I asked for my repeat on Wednesday, why haven’t YOU ordered it?! Umm because I wasn’t here….


@Tobychanin: Notes left from the usual pharmacist with a to-do list, like full CD cupboard check.


@kung_fu_pandya: Had it all today: emergency supplies, complaining patients, first aid emergency


@Zartasha_A: When staff kindly make you tea … but you know that the mug is not the cleanest


@aye_sure: Awkward moment when you arrive at a pharmacy and you’re not the only locum booked!


@chrisking01: “Oh no Mr and Mrs X don’t take generic atorvastatin. They said they’ll leave the pharmacy if it happens again”


@chrisking01: “The Locum yesterday refused to issue this dosette without a temazepam Rx. Can you do it?” Err.. NO?!


@chrisking01: Hi what’s your name? You need to get x MUR and x NMS today for our targets


@chrisking01: The awful dirty looks you get when you fill in dispensing error forms. It’s for the good of patients!


@chrisking01: not getting any peace for 20mins to have your lunch




Things deliberately left by managers for the next day that need to be delivered/done for that morning. Enough time was available the previous day. Unethical practices. Very untidy dispensaries (paper work + waste everywhere). Poor dispensary structure + maintenance. Poor security for staff. Interestingly, Inspector not interested in this. Dispensing surface used for everything else, e.g. Cashing up, storing magazines, putting away stock. Company apathy to these unhygienic kitchens.


Manager’s not filing error report forms when they themselves make mistakes. They do it every time for locums. To be honest, also clearing up the crap left by other locums and some newly, cocky qualified (not all are like that). Understaffed places and Area Manager/Co-ordinators not bothered about acquiring help. It’s a danger to patients, hello? Also, constantly changing locum co-ordinators who have to get to know from scratch your area + issues that don’t allow you to work in certain areas (i.e. school runs, childcare)




Pharmacy Spills


What have you spilled in the pharmacy?



@frandavi99: I discovered Methadone original makes your shirt go stiff as cardboard when it dries! I spent the day being described as a drug addicts lollipop

@MrDispenser: I had a 500g tub of Diprobase cream fall from a shelf, miss my head and smash a conical with 100ml methadone

@frandavi99: Smashing the conical is the biggest sin there!

@catrionabrodie: I watched an AAH driver break some methadone once and the staff made HIM clear it up

@Allucha: methadone spills are horrid, though. Had 60ml spill all over myself one morning due to an poorly closed bottle. Stunk all day.

@Saij_J: staff member spilled methadone all over counter. Locum spent whole morning trying to figure out how much was lost

@Andychristo: Don’t forget the delivery driver who dropped and smashed 12 methadone bottles.



@catrionabrodie: I think the worst thing to spill is Lactulose, absolute nightmare to clean…

@impure3: A full 500ml of methadone on a tiled floor and a glass bottle of lactulose on a carpeted floor. Guess which one was easier to clean? Yep! We had to have someone replace the carpet tiles for the other mess! I had been employed about a week. Oops!

@StandByPharmacy: Lactulose – a tiled floor remains sticky for months, no matter how well it is cleaned

@The_Buffy_Bot: Lactulose. Bloody awful stuff!


Five second rule

@MrDispenser: I have spilled a bottle of tablets as I tried to put the lid on in view of the patient which was awkward. She did not believe in the five second rule

@frandavi99: 2 second rule can’t be applied there sadly 😦

@Clareylang: We have the 3 second rule haha!!! I bet she didn’t! Iol!!!

@impure3: We say three 😉

@MrDispenser: Is it the two, three or five second rule?

@clareylang: Well we have 3 but guess it depends how strongly you feel about spills of pills lol!!! but really it’s the 0 second rule lol!!

@frandavi99: Depends how long it takes you to rescue it!

@Pillmanuk: Depends on the value of the spilt tablets. Some can have a five minute rule when they are over £100. Of course not. I was being silly. Everyone knows that the rules doesn’t apply to them 🙂



@Lauraberrycakes: Spilt Gaviscon isn’t fun!

@gemcymru: Aniseed Gaviscon …gloopy!

@Gemmieangel: 500ml bottle of gaviscon as my area manager walked in and the pharmacy had a carpet #aniseedhorror



@Sairah_Banu: Cup of tea

@MilnerMichael: A soft drink over the key board,#stickykeys

@pill_saurus: Once I spilled a whole cup of hot coffee and almost 3-4 shelves of medicines were colourfully decorated!!

@frandavi99: You wasted coffee!?

@pill_saurus: Hahaha, yes, sacrilege and was so embarrassed as it was just my first week in the Pharmacy

@frandavi99: Was it just a very badly made coffee?

@pill_saurus: Didn’t even get to the point of tasting it. Just picked the cup and was trying to grab a corner and spilled


Cod Liver Oil

@frandavi99: I had a dispenser that knocked a bottle of cod liver oil over, smelt so bad we sent her home!

@Sianibarny: 500ml bottle of cod liver oil! On a very hot day. No air con! I imagine the pharmacy still smells fishy 10 years on!!


Antibiotic Suspension

@Lauraberrycakes: We had a locum shake a bottle of reconstituted amoxicillin all over a computer keyboard and herself. It was at start of the day, she had a cream top on so had bright yellow marks all day 😦 & new keyboard was needed! #fail

@HelenRoot: Don’t you hate that? Usually under the keyboard and amongst your Rx

@alkemist1912: A pre-reg once started shaking erythromycin syrup with the lid not fully on!!!!!!!!! What a mess!!

@JV_Roberts: Cefalexin, made it up (just add water) changed lid for a Click Lock then shook=pink spots all over my white shirt!



@Wojciethromycin: I tend to always spill furosemide 20’s…the smallest tablets we have in our pharmacy of course.

@HelenRoot: 1000 pot of ferrous gluconate on the floor! Like an episode of Total wipeout

@Fatema17: A yet-to-be-sealed blister pack filled with various drugs


Non pharmacy

@weslangley: The beans!

@Kevfrost: Blood.

@alkemist1912: Various people over the years spilled their guts in the pharmacy sink!!!!!!!! YUK

@MilnerMichael: Blood when opening amps for destruction!!

@Sybil_Ramkin: Blood, sweat and tears!



@frandavi99: Not me but a locum dropped some amlodipine suspension (special) worth £300

@allucha: Water from a (thoroughly rinsed) methadone bottle that was being used as a vase for flowers from one of our temperamental pts. The funny thing is that the flowers lasted well over three weeks! Two bunches; we put one in a normal bottle, and one in sugar free

@impure3: Oh, a big tub of aqueous cream on a blue carpet. Messy!

@Cocksparra: A well packed bag. smashed a bottle of medinol, in slow motion for some reason and sounded like someone got shot.

@07sat: Lactulose, paracetamol suspension, bisacodyl tabs and pesky vitamin caps – thankfully not all in the same day!

@Darkvignette: Remember seeing a fellow student at uni shake a 2L Winchester of Calpol with no lid. Very messy and quite pink!

@Miss___DJ: Colpermin capsules, then stood on a few, whole place smelt of peppermint!

@Pillpusheruk: Methadone gaviscon lactulose

@JV_Roberts: Just spilled Mag Hydrox today, horrible stuff instantly clumps in measuring vessel, then plop! All over the counter!

@ShabnamMirza: One thing is for sure, Night Nurse liquid is still bright green when it hits the floor lol ..

@HelenRoot: TCP on a carpeted shop floor. I once dropped three kids’ bubble baths on a floor. Was foam everywhere as tried to clean

@catrionabrodie: One Saturday, my Counter Assistant spilt a shower gel and shampoo all over the floor and proceeded to mop



Dubious Pharmacy Facts Part 1


1] @MrDispenser: Paracetamol is stronger than aspirin because it’s a higher strength

2] @MrDispenser: Calpol turns your wee into a pink suspension

3] @MrDispenser: All drugs cost 5p. The remaining £7.60 goes into the pharmacy cake fund

4] @MrDispenser: Boots also sell shoes

5] @ David_Loughlin: There’s no one else in the shop so you’re doing nothing else behind there

6] @MrDispenser: That medicine is not out of stock. It’s just on the top shelf and I’m too tired to stretch

7] @MrDispenser: Every consultation room has a Jacuzzi

8] @David_Loughlin: That brand doesn’t work as well as the expensive one

9] @MrDispenser: We only tell the receptionist that it’s urgent and we need to speak to the GP. We actually want to discuss Corrie

10] @MrDispenser: The only legal requirement on a CD script is a cool signature

11] @rmoomin1: The male member of staff is always the pharmacist

12] @louis_Purchase: You can really sell me that hydrocortisone cream to use on my face

13] @MrDispenser: If you do an MUR, the MUR queen puts 50p under your pillow

14] @MrDispenser: The three day co-codamol usage limit is just the best before date

15] @rmoomin1: Preparation H is totally licensed for wrinkles

16] @cathrynjbrown: and for after tattoos 🙂

17] @kevfrost: All pharmacies are required to have a mortar and pestle. The counter assistants use it to prepare lunch.

18] @M4lh1: Uncollected Fortisip and gluten free foods go towards xmas buffet

19] @MrDispenser: Pharmacists will sell Piriton for use in dogs

20] @MrDispenser: Pharmacists don’t need to know your full medication history. They are just being nosy

21] @Jonesy147: Methadone is just green calpol – it’s all about the placebo effect.

22] @Louis_Purchase: I take my medication differently to the prescribed instructions because the Doctor told me to

23] @cleverestcookie: Of course this medicine’s effective, it’s priced at £30

24] @The_Buffy_Bot: Oh the doctor prescribed it? It must be right then, pay no attention to me

‏25] @Jonesy147: The CD register only exists because pharmacists are so forgetful

26] @m4lh1: GP knows i take codeine & Nytol everyday, just sell it me

27] @cleverestcookie: Threw away your tramadol by mistake? Of course I can let you have 300. No charge either!

28] @MrDispenser: The addict really had 4 grandads that passed away

29] @The_Buffy_Bot: Yes you’re right; the branded version IS more effective

30] @MrDispenser: The PJ is interesting

31] @googlybear84: Having a Viagra stuck in your throat will actually give you a stiff neck for hours

32] @Jonesy147: “Homeopathy definitely works; I read it in the Daily Mail.”

33] @The_Buffy_Bot: Actually the CD register only exists because pharmacists can’t be trusted not to help themselves

34] @Fuzzdammit: The pharmacy down the road gave me amoxicillin without prescription

35] @m4lh1: Boyfriend: Girlfriends busy, I’ll just pick up Levonelle for her. She’s used it before, it’ll be fine.

36] @MrDispenser: Pharmacists don’t make fun of patients on twitter

37] @MrDispenser: You can submit tweets as CPD

38] @googlybear84: Shop staff know nothing about the products they sell, and only recommend the ones they’ve actually used personally

39] @rmoomin1: I take you more seriously when you name drop your second cousin twice removed who’s a nurse and knows best

40] @kevfrost: 5mL of amoxicillin, clarithromycin, ciprofloxacin, trimethoprim and metronidazole suspensions count for 5-a-day-fruits

41] @sam4715: We only offer a managed repeat scheme to make more money. We tick everything on the repeat without asking the patient

42] @danthedealer: Only the pharmacist is able to reorder your prescription over the telephone

43] @MrDispenser: GPhC will never follow you on twitter

44] @MrDispenser: The white repeat slip is a legal prescription

45] @hedferguson: Yes it will only take me 5 minutes to do your 20 item script but we’re busy playing monopoly out back…

46] @Cleverestcookie: All pharmacists chose pharmacy because they weren’t clever enough to do medicine

47] @MrDispenser: Pharmacists don’t need to eat lunch and this prevents them from needing a shit and keeps waiting times down

48] @Salsira: MURs take 5 minutes, doesn’t matter if you’re on 2 Meds or 10

49] @lauraberrycakes: Of course I can stand and chat about (insert non-relevant topic) when there is a queue of people waiting.

50] @googlybear84: “yes, I’m writing it down right now to order for you” whilst answering elusive Times crossword clue!

Guest Post: From a Concerned Pharmacist by Anon

So a boots pharmacist has been suspended from the register for falsely saying she had some more MURs than actually done.
It’s a shame that this has come to light, although I would say it had to happen at some point.
The pressure to do MURs is great. With category M prices making a mockery of the system, the NHSBSA being a total joke wrt accuracy of payments, the DOH in its negotiating practices, brand discount deals being “renegotiated” – revenue is becoming tighter and tighter.
So MURs are seen as a way of generating income. But they are also a service and here lies the problem for a pharmacist. Do fewer yet professional MURs or do more money generating but possibly less professional MURs.
Big chains will insist that the fees are more important and so a ‘pressure’ will be exerted on the pharmacist. Threats possibly employed if they aren’t done.
And so we pharmacists find ourselves caught between a rock and a hard place – to give a professional service and be paid or to just go for the money.
I find it morally distasteful that companies give not two hoots about their staff and their professionalism – you employ us to do a job, then leave us to do the job and stop micro-managing us. Who are you to tell us what to do when you aren’t anything to do with healthcare or have become so far removed from the coal face you have forgotten what it was like.
You cause heartache and despair amongst the very people you profess to care about – you cause us to go against our morals and professional ethics.
However, the pharmacist concerned has committed an offence.
The question will be asked “did you or did you not do all these MURs”
A second one may be asked “so you’re saying that some of these were falsely claimed”
The answer is yes and therefore a fraud has been committed.
There is no getting round this.
I trust that the powers that be look into this case more closely – the system is wrong, the system creates an atmosphere where you are deemed to not be a good pharmacist if you don’t do MURs, the system allows systematic abuse of highly qualified professionals by the management chain, for forcing professionals to claim the money by doing unprofessional deeds, for making professionals the scapegoats in search of money…
Shame on you! I truly wonder how you are able to sleep at night, but actually you won’t care – it won’t even enter your consciousness that what you do is morally wrong that you are driving professionals to despair and ‘managing the figures’ in order for you to tick boxes.

That Dont Impress Me Much



I’ve known a few guys who thought they were pretty smart                                                                                                                                                                                                          But you’ve got being right down to an art
You think you’re a genius-you drive me up the wall
You’re a regular original, a know-it-all
Oh-oo-oh, you think you’re special
Oh-oo-oh, you think you’re something else


Okay, so you’re a community pharmacist
That don’t impress me much
So you got the blog but have you got the touch
Don’t get me wrong, yeah I think you’re alright
But that won’t keep me warm in the middle of the night
That don’t impress me much

I never knew a locum who carried a calculator in his pocket
And a pen up his sleeve-just in case                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  And all those extra VAT petrol receipts in your wallet
‘Cause Heaven forbid you should lose one


Oh-oo-oh, you think you’re special
Oh-oo-oh, you think you’re something else


Okay, so you’re Mr Dispenser
That don’t impress me much
So you got the words but have you got the touch
Don’t get me wrong, yeah I think you’re alright
But that won’t keep me warm in the middle of the night
That don’t impress me much


You’re one of those guys who likes to shine his tablet counting machine
You make me wash my hands before you let use it
I can’t believe you kiss your BNF good night
C’mon baby tell me-you must be jokin’, right!


Oh-oo-oh, you think you’re special
Oh-oo-oh, you think you’re something else


Okay, so you’ve got a RP certificate
That don’t impress me much
So you got the letters after your name but have you got the touch
Don’t get me wrong, yeah I think you’re alright
But that won’t keep me warm in the middle of the night
That don’t impress me much

You think you’re cool but have you got the touch
Don’t get me wrong, yeah I think you’re alright
But that won’t keep me warm on the long, cold, lonely night
That don’t impress me much


Okay, so what do you think you’re Pillmanuk or something…
That don’t impress me much


Alright! Alright


You’re Xrayser
Gary Paragpuri maybe
Chris Chapman.
That don’t impress me much


(In case you have no idea what I’m talking about, see below)

Pharmacy Thrills

You wouldn’t think that there were many thrills in pharmacy….


Thrill of a cuppa

Finding the time to drink a hot cup of tea.


Thrill of Orlistat

A long term ‘manufacturer cant supply’ drug coming back into stock.


Thrill of being cheeky

Buying cakes for staff that are on a diet.

Putting sugar in someone’s Diet Coke can.


Thrill of obscure university legend

@onepintwong: Was told at university that we would very rarely see vet scripts. Today, we got a vet script for 2100 850mg metformin tabs. I kid you not.

@Unicorn__FTW: Wow. I served a captain of a vessel last week. Another thing we were told at university that would practically never happen.


Thrill of the NHS

The best thing about the NHS is using my ETP smart card to get NHS discount at Nandos!


Thrill of lying to management

Darshana Thaker: Playing hide and seek with a boots regional manager because the store manager hasn’t told him she’s booked me.


Thrill of reading mucky books

I did 4 EHC consultations in one day. Too much reading was the cause.



Thrill of asking out a dispenser

Abs: So one of my dispensers came out of the consultation room after supervising an addict with a look of shock on her face! The addict had suggested they go out on a date. He had written her the sweetest love note. I had to have a word with the addict the next day fortunately he was very understanding and apologetic. He does seem to have turned life around though and has a girlfriend now


Thrill of denying people alcohol on Christmas day

@Babir1981: Do I feel bad about telling people that they can’t drink alcohol with metronidazole today (Christmas Day)? Ohhh no… Honest ; )


Thrill of acquiring a pen

@frandavi99: I went to work penless yesterday and came home with a clicky top!”


Thrill of catching a shoplifter

@dropboy: does watching a program on shoplifting count as CPD? I need to catch them before closing time. I feel like Magnum PI


Thrill of saying it to staff (in my head)

Me: If you don’t behave, I will stick my foot so far up your ass; my athlete’s foot will give you oral thrush….

I call some of my staff Team Menopause.


Thrill of talking about patients

I like to play, ‘Guess which patient looks like they could be a serial killer’. I haven’t got one right yet though thankfully.

@PrettyGirlRock: sometimes we play patient snog, marry, and avoid #itsallgood

@googlybear: I like to play “which patient actually has a genuine right to claim free prescriptions”, touchy subject though lol



Thrill of sarcasm

I find it really hard not to be sarcastic sometimes. Have to hold my tongue. Like when patients ask where they need to sign on the back of a script. I can’t help pointing and saying ‘just where it says sign here!’


Thrill of war wounds

I once had two men comparing their triple heart bypass scars in the pharmacy.


Thrill of a dishy doc

Sara: Ok, we have a very yummy Dr at our practice that I call Mr Darcy as he reminds me of him from Bridget Jones Diary! He already knows I have a soft spot for him 😉 & we have a good laugh about it! Anyways the girls in the pharmacy decided to tell him that I call him Mr Darcy in the pharmacy :-/ One day I was in the back of the dispensary & I turn around and there he is standing there in his white Mr Darcy shirt with a big GRIN! He tells me: ” Sara I thought I was more a George Clooney than a Mr Darcy?” my reply was “No Dr, Mr Darcy rocks in my books ;-)” We had a good giggle and a laugh and let me tell you all since then everyone including his practice staff calls him Mr Darcy when I’m around including me! :-)) It certainly puts a nice spin on things.


Thrill of not getting a punch by patients

@weslangley: Ever tried the name game? Try calling a patients name out in the funniest voice you think you can get away with.

@Weslangley: There’s also the word the word or phrase into the consultation. Someone dares you to work a phrase or word into the next convo. My favourite word the phrase into the consultation is “my cats called Elvis”

@alkemist1912: Cheap thrills – miss-pronouncing patients names badly. Making awkward customers wait for ages and ages and ages and when they moan tell them you called their name out 20 minutes ago.

@alkemist1912: Making people who talk loudly and constantly on their phones wait until THEY finish their pointless calls.


Thrill of a bonus at work

@catrionabrodie: One place I worked in paid a masseuse to come in every 6 months to help us all.


Thrill of famous customers and patients with funny names

Unable to name names: (


Guest Post: Badges by Candy Sartan

Ladies and Gentleman of the Class of 2012,

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, badges would be it.

The long term benefits of wearing badges have been proved by area mangers that customers can complain about you easier whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience…

I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh never mind; after six months of working with the public you will be ready to retire.

But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked until the frown lines and eye bags took hold….

You’re not as fat as you imagine, but cut down on the Christmas biscuits and chocolates from patients just in case.

Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve a dosage query by chewing bubblegum.

The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday when you realise you forgot to send the order.

Do one thing every day that scares you like telling the addicts that you forgot to send that order and have now run out of methadone.

Sing, but make sure you have a broadcasting licence.

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, take extra care when dispensing those lisinopril.

Floss, nobody can take medical advice from a pharmacist when he has lunch in his teeth, they will not hear anything you say they will be too distracted by your mouth.

Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind…but howerver many MURs you do, it will never be enough for the powers that be.

Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; they are usually from the same people, one week you give them their script in superfast time and you’re great, the next week you owe them something and you’re the worst pharmacy EVER.

Keep your old invoices, throw away your old biros that have dried out.


Get plenty of calcium, copious amounts of milky tea or coffee.

Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from standing for eight hours a day.

Dance…even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own dispensary.

The days are long and you need to find ways of keeping your spirits up.

Read the directions, know the side effects.

Do NOT read pharmacy magazines, they will only make you feel inadequate.

Get to know your locums, you never know when they’ll be gone for good and you’ll have to cover your own holidays.

Be nice to your dispensers; they are the best link to a tidy and smoothly running dispensary.

Understand that customers come and go,but for the precious few you should hold on to, they will get older and the amount of items per month will only increase.

Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography with delivery drivers because the older you get, the more you need your prescriptions delivered.

Work for a multiple once, but leave before it makes you hard; work for an independent once, but leave before it makes you soft.


Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, GPs will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, GPs were noble and customers respected their pharmacist.

Respect your staff. Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have public liability insurance, maybe you have union representation; but you never know when either one might run out.

Don’t mess too much with your hair, it doesn’t look professional to have a neon blue mohican in the pharmacy.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it.

Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth. But trust me on the badges…

Book Names

Thanks to twitter, my book has a name. I asked and it answered.

These are the great responses that I received:


@Louise_tweets: the dispensary

@AdamPlum: “dispensing the truth from behind the counter”

@Fatema17: ‘Trust me, I’m a pharmacist’ although that could be too similar to a book called ‘trust me I’m a doctor’

@ian_bish: A Tale of Two Mittes?

@Clareylang: Prescriptions for laughter

@pill_saurus: 1) A day in the Life of a Pharmacist 2) The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Pharmacists tales@kelbel6969696: the legal drug dealers tales or a pill poppers tales

@Wojciethromycin: “Stories from Behind the Pharmacy Counter” or something about selling one’s soul to retail?

@pillmanuk: a prescription for laughter? The Apothecary’s Tale. How about The Big Book of Pharmacy or the Codex according to Mr Dispenser

@hajja22: Mr Dispenser’s Book

@saj_raz:”I love pharmacy” “pharmacy life”

@Cleverestcookie: Green Beauty


Bronze: @rachy2412: White Coats and Anecdotes

Silver: @kevfrost: Some Pharmacies Do Have ‘Em by Frank Dispenser

Gold: @Helenroot: Pills, Thrills and Spills


I have added Methadone and I am delighted to announce that my book will be called ‘Pills, Thrills and Methadone Spills’

#FF: Great Pharmacy Staff

Good pharmacy staff can make the pharmacist’s job so much easier. These are my favourite pharmacy staff on twitter. I have not made the distinction between counter assistants, dispensers, managers, technicians or ACTs. This is because I am lazy. I would love to work with everyone on this list

  1. @impure3
  2. @Clareylang
  3. @cocksparra
  4. @bianca1319
  5. @23Becka
  6. @RalphieAndBert
  7. @lyns84
  8. @joannahadowska
  9. @hedferguson
  10. @dthaker06
  11. @KatieAndLeonard
  12. @americaninmilan
  13. @miss_k_
  14. @Zahel
  15. @kebden
  16. @mandy3232
  17. @TraceyBidwell
  18. @19Zahrah
  19. @NatalieHeslop
  20. @pamelaforsyth
  21. @SuperTechUK
  22. @chineclaire
  23. @wyldchild007
  24. @curlycarly88
  25. @googlybear84
  26. @Dimple_Devi
  27. @bengalkitti
  28. @kelbel69696969
  29. @o0oKatyo0o
  30. @Lolaskates