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”We need to safeguard ourselves as well as the general public”

C+D spoke to Dr Mahendra Patel about his experience working in a community pharmacy during the COVID-19 outbreak


The General Pharmaceutical Council has temporarily re-registered over 3,000 former pharmacists and over 2,000 former technicians to bolster frontline efforts responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. But what can you expect from going back in to practice?

In C+D’s latest podcast, clinical editor Naimah Callachand spoke to a C+D clinical advisory board member, Dr Mahendra Patel – a pharmacist and academic – about his experience working on the frontline in community pharmacy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

See who else is on C+D’s clinical advisory board.

You can listen to the podcast below. Alternatively, subscribe to C+D's podcasts on iTunes or by searching “Chemist+Druggist podcast” on your preferred Android podcast app.

Please note, the sound quality of this podcast may be affected as it has been recorded remotely during the COVID-19 outbreak

To keep up with the latest updates for community pharmacy visit our COVID-19 hub.


Benie Locum, Locum pharmacist

Risk of getting sick and even dying yet some are being paid under £20/hour for the privilege. Apparently the GPhC are being really 'supportive' behind the scenes. For Locums this support has been a helpful statement effectively trying to drive down hourly rates. Very supportive. Long live the GPhC !

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