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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.

Pharmacists win NHS parliamentary awards

Both community pharmacists shortlisted in this year's NHS Parliamentary Awards won in their respective categories.

Majority favour reduction in number of regulators

Most respondents to a government consultation favoured a reduction in the number of healthcare regulators.

Breaking: Soni to step down as RPS president

Ash Soni said he planned "to focus on other areas" after ruling himself out of the RPS presidential elections.

RPS may face high court over expulsion of EPB member

The RPS could face a judicial review over the way it removed Sultan Sid Dajani from the English Pharmacy Board.

Timoney becomes first pharmacist to chair SIGN council

The director of pharmacy for NHS Lothian Angela Timoney clocks up another first as chair of SIGN council.

HEE says current pharmacy training model is unsustainable

The current pharmacy training model is not sustainable for future workforce requirements, a HEE report has warned.

RPS president responds to speculation about 'finding of fault'

Ash Soni admits to a 'cock up' over 'hub and spoke' dispensing at non-contract Suffolk pharmacy 

Nitin Sodha leaves NPA board

Nitin Sodha leaves the NPA board following allegations of NHS price fixing at Lexon UK where he is a director. 

RPS is failing independent pharmacists, survey reveals

Pharmacists in independents and small multiples have criticised the RPS for a lack of leadership and relevance.

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