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Number of people turning to charities rises in four years

The number of people turning to charities and benevolent funds including Pharmacist Support has risen in the last four years.

NICE calls for greater use of community pharmacies

NICE is calling for the NHS to make greater use of community pharmacies to promote health and wellbeing in local areas.

New approach for NI pharmacists as CPhO appointed

Pharmacists should focus on making the most of their medicines expertise, Northern Ireland's new chief pharmacist has said.

Over 2,300 complaints to Ofcom over comments on pharmacists

Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has received 2,313 complaints regarding comments made about pharmacists on ITV’s This Morning.

London LPC forges links with commissioners

North East London LPC has said it is now being invited to bid for pharmacy services rather than submit speculative proposals.

LPC chief attacks PSNC 'secrecy'

NEL LPC secretary Hemant Patel criticises PSNC over what he perceives as its secrecy over the five-year CPCF.

PCN expectations ‘unrealistic’ say pharmacy bodies

NHS England & Improvement has been criticised as having “unrealistic” expectations of pharmacists beginning to work in PCNs.

'Fear of GPhC prevents mental health discussion'

Harpreet Chana says pharmacists are reluctant to talk openly about mental health for fear of being kicked off the register.

APTUK launches pharmacy technicians skills survey

Pharmacy professionals are asked to register their interest in the national survey.

Pharmacist jailed for selling drugs worth £280k on black market

A West Midlands pharmacist has received a 28-month prison sentence for selling medicines on the black market.

Government pharmacist gets OBE in New Year Honours

DHSC's Head of Pharmacy gets New Year OBE for services to pharmacy.

Record number of pre-reg pharmacists to train in Wales

A record 155 trainee pharmacists accept pre-registration places in Wales for 2020-21 - a 60 per cent increase on 2019-20.

Employers group puts apprenticeship plans on hold

Development on hold while group focusses on awareness raising to dispel misconceptions about degree apprenticeships

GPhC publishes new pharmacy guide for patients

A new online guide for patients on what to expect from a pharmacy can be downloaded from the GPhC website.

Exclusive: Survey points to strong support for PDA

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association enjoys high levels of support among community pharmacists, according to a CIG Research survey.

“Overwhelming” burnout threat facing 80% of pharmacists

Four-fifths of pharmacists are facing “overwhelming” workplace pressures, a survey of the profession indicates.

GPhC training requirements to cover all support staff

The GPhC has agreed new education, training requirements and learning outcomes for all pharmacy support roles.

£800 funding for staff training continues in Scotland

Scottish Government continues with £800 funding for pharmacy staff training.

Practice pharmacists up 40 per cent in one year

There were 1,833 pharmacists in GP practices in England in September 2019 versus 1,304 in September 2018.

Contractors sought for review of PSNC & LPCs’ effectiveness

The review will explore issues such as how the support offered by PSNC and LPCs could be improved.

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