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Government wants to give more health workers prescribing powers

The government reveals plans to “increase the range of professions able to prescribe low-risk medicines."

RPS calls for NHS-funded mental health support for all pharmacists

The RPS calls on the government to ensure all pharmacists have access to NHS-funded mental health support services.

PS19 leaders’ panel: We need to get on with new contract

The question of whether the new settlement is a good deal or a bad one is “irrelevant,” the panel said.

BAME women in pharmacy earn 16% less than males 

BAME women can expect to earn 16 per cent less than males, the Pharmacy Show heard.

Sixteen whistleblowers contacted GPhC in 2018-19

The GPhC received 16 whistleblowing disclosures between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019, a report reveals.

Praise for dam crisis pharmacist who kept supplies going

The pharmacist who helped hundreds of people as a local dam threatened to burst has been recognised for his heroism.

Women pharmacists' organisation to merge into PDA

The NAWP – which had announced plans to dissolve – is to continue as part of the PDA from the beginning of next year.

PSNC to assess contractor support through independent review

PSNC wants an independent review to determine how effectively it and LPCs are working for contractors.

Lloyds introduces foundation programme for new pharmacists

Newly qualified pharmacists at LloydsPharmacy will be enrolled on to a 12-month development training programme.

FIP: Pharmacists can fight WHO global health threats

The president of FIP said pharmacists can help address 10 threats to global health identified by the World Health Organization.

PillBox Chemists walking the walk...

Independent family-owned group PillBox Chemists is walking the walk for charity this weekend, raising money for cancer research

Regulator cracks down on online supply of high-risk meds

The regulator is taking “robust” enforcement action against online pharmacies who inappropriately supply high-risk medicines.

RPS tasked with analysing pharmacy technicians’ roles

The early career report was commissioned by the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK and Health Education England.

Majority back 5-year MPharm but funding questions remain

The majority of respondents to a GPhC survey said they favour integrated standards for pharmacists’ education and training.

National bodies highlight expanding role of pharmacists in PCNs

The RPS, BMA and RCGP have called for the greater use of community pharmacists across primary care networks.

RxTech day returns

Pharmacy Technician Day returns on 15 October 2019 to celebrate the important work that pharmacy technicians every day. 

Call to action over workplace stress in pharmacy

The charity Pharmacist Support has launched a major campaign to highlight mental health concerns in pharmacy.

Less than half of GP pharmacists have ‘clinical’ qualification

Less than half of GP pharmacists in England have had access to the CPPE’s ‘clinical pharmacist’ qualification, the PDA said.

Charity receives complex, distressing calls from pharmacists

Pharmacist Support is receiving more complex, distressing calls from pharmacists with mental health problems.

RPS launches inclusion and diversity programme

The RPS has launched the initiative to allow it to “better represent our membership and pharmacists everywhere".

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