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Independent pharmacies highlighted as awards return

The Independent Pharmacy Awards return in October to highlight how independents meet the needs of their patients.

Contractor survey ‘will inform NHS investment decisions’

HEE is calling on community pharmacy contractors to complete a workforce survey it says will help to inform decisions on planning and investment. 

GPhC announces 88% pass rate in first online exam

Eighty-eight per cent of candidates sitting the online registration assessment in March achieved a pass, the GPhC announced this morning.

PDA ’extremely concerned’ by Sewell report on racial inequality

The PDA said it is “extremely concerned and disappointed” by the conclusions of the Sewell Report into racial inequality.

Urgent action needed to stop violence in pharmacies says PDA

Action is needed to prevent violence in pharmacies, the PDA has said as disturbing video footage emerged of an assault on a pharmacist. 

Community pharmacists ‘should prescribe beyond minor ailments’

Community pharmacists could play a valuable role in prescribing for a wide range of common and long-term conditions, says the RPS. 

RPS Wales issues pharmacy manifesto ahead of elections

The Welsh arm of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has issued a pharmacy manifesto ahead of the May 6 elections.

Diary of a Covid vaccinator – part 3

Asha Fowells is a regular writer for Pharmacy Magazine but returned to her pharmacist roots when she trained to be a Covid-19 vaccinator. Here she looks back at her experiences in the vaccination clinic she works in at Copes Pharmacy in Streatham, South London.

Pharmacist pleads guilty to fraudulent codeine script

A locum who confessed to writing a fraudulent prescription for “suspicious” quantities of codeine did so after being threatened, a court has heard. 

Diary of a Covid vaccinator – part 2

Writer Asha Fowells returns to her pharmacist roots as she describes in her blog the highs and lows of working in a Covid-19 pharmacy vaccination clinic.

GPhC's pandemic response to be reviewed this year

The Professional Standards Authority is unlikely to publish a report into the GPhC's performance “before late in the year".

Pharmacy group delivers Covid vaccine at PureGym

PureGym has joined forces with a Midlands-based pharmacy group to administer Covid vaccines.

Fund to build classrooms set up in pharmacist's memory

The family of a pharmacist who died from Covid have set up a fund to build classrooms in impoverished areas of Pakistan.  

GPhC too soft on corporate multiples claims PDA

The GPhC is disproportionately tough on individual registrants compared to pharmacy owners and premises, the PDA has claimed. 

Pharmacist charity to offer additional mental health support

Sector charity Pharmacist Support has announced it is to start offering counselling sessions to pharmacists battling mental health issues. 

GPhC holding internal review on controversial exam

GPhC chief Duncan Rudkin says an internal review of what went wrong leading up to the March exam is under way.

RPS president: I will not seek re-election to EPB

RPS president Sandra Gidley has said she will not run for re-election to the English pharmacy board.

Number of student calls to charity down on previous years

Pharmacist Support says the number of calls it has received from students about March's assessment is down on previous years.

Patients should register with pharmacies says RPS Scotland

By 2030 patients should be registered with their local community pharmacy to ensure continuity of care, says RPS Scotland.

Duchess of Cornwall praises pharmacy teams in Sussex visit

The Duchess of Cornwall met with community pharmacy workers yesterday to learn about the role they have played during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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