by Kazeem Olalekan MRPharmS
‘Hello Perveen how are you and the family? Hope all is well. I am planing a MUR project: you know the same MUR that most people seem to be against. It will take about a year and will cost about £x. There is no guarantee that it will be successful but the amount you put down will be your proportional stake in the project. I just feel that this MUR thing is very important to what we do as pharmacists and will be glad if you can come on board.’
‘I will think about it and get back to you in about a week’
I went away hoping against hope that he would say yes to my proposition. Judging from the precarious position of my finances (Doctrine of Universal Truths), there was no way I could have embarked on the project without some financial support from my colleagues.
In the end, I needn’t have worried. He was the first person to say yes and I observed in my ‘Doctrine of Universal Truths‘ that:
When first floated the idea of an MUR project, he was the first person to say yes. He not only said yes – he also put down the highest sum of money……For what was a blank canvas, I saw this as a vote of confidence in me.
It will appear that our missions were aligned.
In September 2013, I sat with Perveen to do an interview and I was blown away…again! He is now a husband and a dad. I present our Case Study 9 interview of Perveen Bhardwaj – Now an Area Manager with Rowlands Pharmacy. Click here for the interview.
The following are some quotes:
A big part of that was being able to make a difference both in the profession and lives of patient
We shouldn’t loose the fact that there is a great clinical need (for MUR).
For people who do fail, it is not the end of your career; it seems bad at the time but it I feel it made me a better pharmacist by making me go over things I didn’t know the first time.