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RPS launches inclusion and wellbeing pledge

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has launched a new inclusion and wellbeing pledge to promote a supportive culture among UK pharmacy teams. 

Sector charity seeks new trustees to reflect diversity

Sector charity Pharmacist Support has announced four vacancies for volunteer trustees in a bid to ensure it reflects the sector's diversity.

Govt & employers 'must tackle root causes of burnout'

The Government, NHS bodies and employers must tackle the root causes of burnout in the health and care sector, the RPS has said. 

Pay concerns 'driving retention issues in pharmacy'

Concerns around pay and workload are partly behind growing retention issues among the community pharmacy workforce, a new report warns. 

First LGBT pharmacists' network president elected

Scott Rutherford has been elected as the first president of the PDA's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pharmacists' Network. 

GPhC wants 'more effective booking process' after exam chaos

The GPhC has said it will seek to "arrange a more effective booking process" for future registration exams after many faced difficulties in March. 

Data points to rapid growth in PCN pharmacist workforce

The number of full-time pharmacist positions being filled in the PCN sector grew more than tenfold in the year to March 2021, NHS data indicates.

RPS launches new strategy for 'bright future'

The five-year strategy aims to "prepare and support the profession for a dynamic future", according to pharmacists' professional body.

Five-year timeline to reform Scottish pharmacy education

Timeline part of bigger picture to implement government strategy and GPhC educational reforms.

Former Scotland CPhO receives RPS award

Rose Marie Parr has been given a Royal Pharmaceutical Society Charter Award for her contribution to pharmacy in Scotland. 

Queen congratulates RPS on 180th anniversary

The Queen has written to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society to congratulate its members on the 180th anniversary of the organisation.

Chief pharmaceutical officer for Scotland is Awards keynote speaker

Interim chief pharmaceutical officer for Scotland Alison Strath will be the keynote speaker at the Independent Pharmacy Awards.

Data suggests 10% drop in RPS membership

This year’s elections saw 22,679 ballots issued to its membership compared with 25,117 ballots for the previous election in 2019.

RPS announces results of board elections

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has today (May 14) announced the results of its national board elections.

NPA launches mental health initiative to mark centenary

The NPA has joined forces with charities to create awareness of mental health services provided by pharmacies.

Scottish provregs get NHS funding to resit exam

Provisionally registered pharmacists in Scotland who failed the March registration assessment are to receive financial support from the NHS to resit. 

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.

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