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“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.

Trade unions won’t back apprenticeship without pharmacists’ views

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association says it cannot support the pharmacy apprenticeship plans at present. 

General election 2019 #VotePharmacy

NPA, PSNC and the RPS launch the Community Pharmacy Manifesto.

New director for Wales starts at GPhC

Liam Anstey appointed as GPhC's director for Wales.

Sandra Gidley: Technician membership issue “needs resolving”

RPS president Sandra Gidley said her views on pharmacy technician membership have “changed considerably".

RPS launches foundation pharmacist framework

The framework outlines the capabilities needed for foundation pharmacists to provide increasingly complex clinical care.

Exclusive: Pharmacists planning to vote Conservative, survey suggests

A CIG survey suggests the Conservative Party has the strongest backing among community pharmacists.

Regulators issue principles for online prescribing

The jointly-agreed 10 high level principles set out the good practice expected when prescribing medication online.

RPS: Govt "missed opportunity" to support pharmacists

RPS president Sandra Gidley says a mental health service for doctors and dentists is “a real missed opportunity” for pharmacists. 

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.

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