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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".

Pharmacist charity’s ‘Go Green’ campaign to return

The charity has spoken out about the need for funding in the wake of “rocketing” demand for its services.

Jo Churchill confirmed as new pharmacy minister

Following several weeks of speculation, the Bury St Edmunds MP has been confirmed as the new pharmacy minister.

Pre-reg prep tool not reflective of exam, BPSA hears

A number of candidates who sat this year's pre-reg exam have raised concerns with the BPSA.

Recall: aripiprazole 1mg/ml oral solution

Class 2 Medicines Recall: Aripiprazole 1mg/ml oral solution (EL (19)A/20).

HEE to train 500 clinical pharmacists for PCNs in 2019/2020

Health Education England has been told it must train 500 clinical pharmacists for roles in general practice by the end of 2019-2020.

Concerns over PCN impact on employment

The PDA says “an increasing number” of pharmacists have concerns over the impact of PCNs on their employment.

Applications open for foundation pharmacist training

CPPE has opened applications for the newest intake of pharmacists on its foundation pharmacist training pathway. Limited places are available.

Pharmacists can differentiate meningitis from headache

Pharmacists have reacted to a letter from a doctor claiming they lack the diagnostic skills to spot signs of meningitis.  

Hannbeck leaves NPA to become new AIM boss

NPA chief pharmacist Leyla Hannbeck has left the NPA after 10 years to become the new chief executive of AIM.

‘Broad support’ for proposals on new education standards for pharmacists

Responses to a GPhC consultation indicate "broad support" for plans to integrate academic study and practical experience.

RPS launches members survey after damning views from pharmacists

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has launched its own survey to gauge what its members think about it.

Breaking: Sandra Gidley elected RPS president

Sandra Gidley was elected president at today’s (Tuesday July 16) meeting of the RPS assembly.

RPS stays silent on Ash Soni unlawful dispensing

The RPS fails to respond to questions on whether it took action against Ash Soni over unlawful dispensing at his pharmacy.    

PSNC appoints former senior civil servant as new chair

The PSNC has appointed Sue Killen, the former chief executive of St John Ambulance, as its new chair.

GPs disregard pharmacist recommendations in new study

GPs trialling a new model of care were often reluctant to follow pharmacist recommendations, say researchers.

APPG to appoint new chair after general election

The All-Party Pharmacy Group will appoint a new chair after the next general election.

FtP concerns raised with GPhC up 15% on previous year

The GPhC dealt with more Fitness to Practise concerns in 2018-19, though fewer individuals were removed from the register.

Reissner: RPS public body status may impact legal case

David Reissner says it is “by no means clear” the RPS is a public body as Sid Dajani presses for a judicial review.

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