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"Angela is a pleasure to work with and professional in the approach she uses to source the best candidates for Morrisons Pharmacy. She has presented me with some good candidates for some of our more 'difficult to fill' positions and has added value by looking outside the box and making recommendations specific to the vacancy in question when referring candidates to me, and shown knowledge of the market in so doing. I would have no hesitation in recommending her."

Lucy - Pharmacy Resourcer


"I have used PPRUK for the past two to three months and they have been very successful at locating locum optometrists at a very short notice.

My direct contact has been a Ms Anu Jalaf who has conducted herself in a very professional and pleasant manner, I especially like the fact that she has been very in tune with our specific requirements for our practise and has managed to find like minded professional optometrist who we would use again.
Anu herself has a very jovial and likeable personality which complements her desire to complete her task in hand efficiently without compromising the needs of the client, another great asset which I have found extremely useful is the fact she is very proactive in keeping myself up-to-date on how she is getting on with finding the right client, her honestly makes it easier for us to ascertain if a clinic is going to be viable, therefore we can then focus on our patients and allows us to cause minimum disruption to our business.

I would definitely recommend PPRUK and especially Anu to any organisation looking for a locum  as she is passionate about her job and does it with great pride."

Sandeep - Resident Optometrist


A huge thank you to Lea Anne Barnes, for all her hard work and support during the recruitment process. She has been brilliant, keeping me updated, informing me constantly of any news and being very understanding. I was looking for a part-time position and she took on board all of the information that I gave her, was very honest and helpful.

The experience that I have had with PPRUK through Lea Anne has been excellent, and I would recommend PPRUK to any colleagues looking for a job in the health Sector. Lea Anne took all of the stress out of looking for a job and was constantly available, I would definitely use PPRUK in the future, and would also recommend Lea Anne, for her dedication and professionalism.

Zoe - Hearing Aid Dispenser



Sore throat sufferers urged to take pharmacy test

Sore throat sufferers will be encouraged to visit their pharmacist instead of their GP for an on-the-spot test to see if they need antibiotics.

The walk-in service is aimed at reducing doctor appointments and to help reduce the over-use of antibiotics, NHS England said.

It is hoped the scheme could result in fewer visits to GPs -potentially saving the NHS millions of pounds a year.

But pharmacies say cuts in funding to the sector could jeopardise the scheme.

The Sore Throat Test and Treat service, which has been trialled in 35 Boots pharmacies, will determine if an illness is caused by a virus - meaning drugs will not help - or a bacterial infection.

Results from a throat swab, which measures sugars on the tongue, are provided in five minutes. Patients who can be helped by antibiotics will be prescribed them by the pharmacist and not have to see a GP.

NHS chief executive Simon Stevens said the scheme will be rolled out across the country over the coming year.

An average community pharmacy receives about £220,000 of NHS funding each year

Dr Adam Roberts, a microbiologist at University College London specialising in antibiotic resistance, told the BBC it was "quite an innovative step".

He said: "Anything that reduces our reliance and our inappropriate use of antibiotics is a good thing.

"The initial data they showed using this kit showed that of around 360 individuals that took part only 36 were given a prescription, which is a massive reduction."

Claire Ward, chairwoman of Pharmacy Voice, which represents the trade, welcomed the roll-out and said it was the "kind of thing community pharmacies should be undertaking".

But she warned that cuts to services could prevent the scheme from working.

In October, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee told the BBC that the government had drawn up proposals to cut funding by 12% from December. The Department of Health said no final decision had been made.

The throat test is one of eight medical innovations being introduced to help the NHS modernise in the face of increasing demand.

Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England's national medical director, said "innovation is not an option but a necessity if we are to build a sustainable NHS".

"The innovations selected for this programme have the potential to deliver better value for the taxpayer whilst making patient interactions with the NHS safer and more personal," he said.

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