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Meet John. He is a pharmacist. A really great one as well! John works in a variety if environments. In the hospital, in retail pharmacy and many other areas.
What does a pharmacist do? John is responsible for:
- recommending quality of medicines supplied to patients. This is the main job a pharmacist will do. Sometimes doctors do not recommend the correct amount. John will ensure all amount prescribed is within the law. Whish bring us onto the next one.
- ensuring that the supply of medicines is within the law
- ensuring that the medicines prescribed to patients are suitable
- advising patients about medicines, including how to take them, what reactions may occur and answering patients' questions.
- supervises the medicines supply chain and ensures pharmacy premises and systems are fit for purpose
- advises other healthcare professionals about safe and effective medicines use, and safe and secure supply of medicines
- respond to patients' symptoms and advice on medicines for sale in pharmacies
- provide services to patients, such as smoking cessation, blood pressure measurement and cholesterol management
- Supervises the production and preparation of medicines and assessments of quality of medicines before they are supplied to patients from pharmaceutical manufacturers.
What does a pharmacist do?
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Community pharmacists are the health professionals most accessible to the public. They supply medicines in accordance with a prescription or, when legally permitted, sell them without a prescription. In addition to ensuring an accurate supply of appropriate products, their professional activities also cover counselling of patients at the time of dispensing of prescription and non-prescription drugs, drug information to health professionals, patients and the general public, and participation in health-promotion programmes. They maintain links with other health professionals in primary health care.