Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Apothecaries Hall

Had been invited to the triennial dinner of the National Pharmaceutical Society. As there was no vote I thought it would be nice to go along and catch up with some old faces - although it was worrying that I didn't recognise someone I once knew well.

Rosie Winterton gave the key note speech but it was a bit worrying that she has been in post for some time and couldn't quite manage the word "apothecary". This was before the meal and wine! Having said that, full credit to her because she has done a lot of work on the new pharmacy contract and kept pharmacists on board. She also managed to receive a round of applause - unlike the person who was in her job three years ago.