Totally true so much good stuff just die's a death or get's diluted to point of being pointless. The idea of adding it fully or partly to pre reg training I don't think is a crazy one and has merit and worth looking into. As is adding it to other HCP's training. I agree community pharmacists need to adapt or die it's the harsh reality of the changing market and it's need's.Of course pharmacists don't all want to do it. The current setup to be a IP doesn't fit in with lifestyle, business or work patterns so isn't as crazy an idea as it sounds. But what happens is the NHS has a great idea, the big companies say this is great. Then this great idea depends on a pharmacist or someone else having had some training to allow them to do it. Then very few pharmacists have the training and it falls flat on its face, usually with some bureaucracy, some risk and paperwork averse behaviours from pharmacists and haggling about pennies for payments/free. It's the same whether it be NUMSAS, flu vaccinations, SCR, various PGDs and on and on. I find it hard to see community pharmacists surviving long term without a lot more of them prescribing.