Police cautions

The Magistrate has posted a warning to those who may be persuaded into accepting a Police caution. In order to get on with his journey the man concerned has accepted his guilt, and now has a record on the Police computer to that effect. His DNA fingerprints and photographs are…

The struck-off strikes out

Like any health professional I take an interest in the actions of my regulatory body. It isn't exactly the most exciting of material for the general reader, but today's report in The Times makes interesting reading. I suppose that any lawyers reading this, may have extreme sympathy for the lawyer…

The regulation of pharmacists

I'm quoted in The Pharmaceutical Journal in a discussion about the professional regulation of pharmacists. Currently The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain combines the role of a regulator (like the GMC) and a representative body. There is an obvious conflict of interest, here's my take: Anthony Cox, a former…

Professional self-regulation

I have a letter in The Pharmaceutical Journal concerned with professional self-regulation of pharmacists, who are currently both regulated and represented by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. Although this is rather parochial, it does have implications if you are a member of the public who uses pharmacy services:…