Monday, January 19, 2009

Pharmacists uneasy about sick notes

In the first year that pharmacists have been able to write medical certificates, only a few pharmacists have been willing to provide them, according to the Pharmacy Guild.

As reported in 6minutes in 2008, guidelines from the pharmacy professional bodies were jointly released on medical certificates early last year but a spokesman for the Guild said that there had not been a big take up.

The exact number of pharmacists who have so far issued documentation for employees’ sick and carer’s leave is not known, but he believed that numbers were was low, he said. ...more

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