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GPhC survey aims to improve the way it regulates

A GPhC survey is seeking views of pharmacists and technicians on their roles, responsibilities and job satisfaction.

Two pharmacists shortlisted for parliamentary awards

Olutayo Arikawe and Ade Williams have been nominated by MPs for parliamentary awards.

Regulations introduce SSPs into terms of service

Amendments to the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013 have been laid before Parliament

Pharmacy minister “alert to financial pressures”

Pharmacy minister Seema Kennedy said she is “alert” to the difficulties facing community pharmacy contractors.

Reflective practice endorsed by nine healthcare regulators

Regulators join forces to promote benefits of reflective practice to patients and the public.

EXCLUSIVE: RPS out of touch according to survey

The RPS is out of touch with the needs of community pharmacy and needs to fight harder for the profession to keep its members, a survey suggests

NPA chief: PCNs could leave “big hole” in sector

The clinical pharmacist role's expansion in PCNs could leave “a big hole” in community pharmacy, Mark Lyonette warns.

GPhC almost £1m in red, latest accounts reveal

The GPhC reported a deficit of £941,000 in the year ending March 2019.

67 registrants removed in first revalidation period

Less than 1% of the first revalidation submissions resulted in removal from the GPhC's registers.

NPA chief: We face “uncontrolled” pharmacy closures

Mr Lyonette warned of “uncontrolled and unpredictable” pharmacy closures if funding continuously fails to cover increasing costs and workload

NHSE: Community pharmacists to be ‘upskilled’

Community pharmacists are to be ‘upskilled’ to handle more patients who might otherwise visit GP surgeries or A&E departments, NHS England has revealed

Govt won’t ease non-EU pharmacist hiring rules

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) decided not to add pharmacists to a list of occupations eligible for relaxed rules around hiring non-EU workers

PSNC and BMA publish guide to community pharmacy

PSNC and the BMA have published a guide for GPs on how community pharmacy works, with the aim of facilitating collaborative work between the sectors

All Welsh pharmacies to have independent prescribers

Plans to have a pharmacist independent prescriber (PIP) employed in every community pharmacy in Wales by 2030 have been announced

Pharmacy apprenticeships: back to the drawing board?

A panel recommended that “the group developing the proposal should be expanded to include professionals from a wider range of pharmacy sectors"

Wales to invest £100k in minor ailments training

Vaughan Gething has today announced a £100,000 funding package to provide 50 pharmacists with specialist minor ailments training

Interview with Duncan Rudkin GPhC

A heated debate about fees and a major consultation on pharmacist education have grabbed the headlines in a busy period for pharmacy’s regulator. Interview by Richard Thomas

BREAKING: RPS national boards – election results in

The results from the RPS national pharmacy board elections have been announced with six successful candidates filling the EPB places

Legal challenge to shortage protocols collapses

The Good Law Project, a non-profit organisation that sought to obstruct the protocols, conceded defeat after its appeal was refused on Friday May 10

Pharmacist Support seeking input on new strategy

As it faces an increase in demand for its services, sector charity Pharmacist Support is seeking input from pharmacists to help shape its new strategy

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