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The Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists
  1. Vilma Gilis
  1. Correspondence to Vilma Gilis, Department of Pharmacy, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Trust, Priority House, Hermitage Lane, Maidstone ME16 9PH, UK; vilma.gilis{at}

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The Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists is a national professional group within the health sector of the trade union Unite. It is committed to supporting the industrial and professional needs of pharmacists working in the managed sector within the UK.

The Guild started out life as the Guild of Public Pharmacists in 1923 and remained an autonomous body until it merged with the trade union the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs (ASTMS) in 1974. ASTMS merged with other unions over the years and now the Guild is part of Unite, the biggest trade union in the UK.

Membership of the Guild is …

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