Assistance from Pharmacist Support can come in many different ways to suit the needs of the individual. The following stories highlight the many ways in which we have responded to the needs of pharmacists, their dependants and pharmacy students who have found themselves confronted by difficult circumstances.
Pharmacist Support is for people like you…
Illness, stress, bereavement and unemployment can affect all of us at some stage in our life.
Here we meet Julie, Paul and David. Julie is a pharmacist, married to Paul – who has had MS for a number of years and is now confined to a wheelchair. The couple give us a glimpse into their lives and talk about the assistance they have received from Pharmacist Support along the way. David… Read more
“I am a pharmacist qualified for 40 years. I began using codeine in 1972, and I was dismissed from numerous jobs because of it. Nothing was available at this time for addicted pharmacists in the UK, save a few private hospitals and psychiatric services in the NHS, and I ended up in a psychiatric ward,… Read more
Following a bad accident, leaving her with multiple fractures, Maria was informed that it would be 4 – 6 months before she could return to work. As a locum with two children and a husband who was also self-employed, this left Maria and her family in a very difficult situation, with neither parent eligible for… Read more
Sam is a preregistration trainee. He failed his first attempt at the exam and was unable to secure an extension to his current placement, or to find other work to support himself, his wife and child through the summer months. Due to the location of his placement, Sam had been living away from home which meant… Read more
Following a year out of work due to illness, Lucy’s husband Paul was finally diagnosed with a very aggressive form of cancer. At this point Paul began intensive chemotherapy treatment and Lucy quit her job to become a full time carer. “I was in great need of advice and support in what were very pressured… Read more