Case Studies

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.

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Pharmacist Support case study

Emily graduated with a first class degree and registered as a pharmacist four years ago. A severe health relapse, however, made finding paid work extremely prohibitive. Covering basic living cost was becoming overwhelming and Emily was finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meet. Since receiving help from Pharmacist Support my standard of living has… Read more

Birdsgrove House, an appeciation

My husband and I were privileged to visit the Benevolent Funds convalescent home Birdsgrove House in Derbyshire after a severe motoring accident in 1997, and again in the following year to continue our recovery. The great advantage of a stay in Birdsgrove was the ability to step back from the problems of everyday life and to have our physical and mental wounds gently cossetted for a short but precious while.

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My husband Joe and I are both pharmacists, we have three children Charlotte 15, Michael 14 and Catherine 9. Joe and I met whilst studying pharmacy at Brighton and qualified together in 1995. Our daughter Charlotte has Down syndrome.

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People like me – living with MS

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

Accidents can happen

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