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PDA to run elections for key roles on BAME network

The PDA will run elections in the next few weeks to fill roles on its black and minority ethnic pharmacists’ network.

Black history month ‘a chance to focus on problems in pharmacy’

The profession should use UK Black History Month as an opportunity to tackle discrimination within its ranks, says Ade Williams.

Allow pharmacists to make direct NHS referrals say health bodies

Community pharmacists should be able to refer patients directly to other parts of the NHS, pharmacy and healthcare organisations have said.

Independent Pharmacy Awards announces finalists

ICP has announced the finalists for the Independent Pharmacy Awards at the House of Commons.

GPhC exam update not good enough say bodies

GPhC updates on the forthcoming online registration assessment fall short of giving trainee pharmacists the clarity they need, says the BPSA. 

GPhC: Registration assessment ‘in first quarter of 2021’

Provisionally registered pharmacists will sit their online assessment “in the first quarter of 2021, while avoiding the first two weeks of January".

GPhC faces calls to scrap this year’s exam

The GPhC is facing calls to scrap the requirement to sit a registration exam this year. 

GPhC: Provisional pharmacists being risk assessed

Some provisionally-registered pharmacists who joined in August have had a Covid-19 risk assessment.

Growth in employee whistleblowing reports to GPhC

The number of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians whistleblowing to the GPhC continues to grow.

Pharmacy employers 'must learn lessons of first wave'

RPS director of pharmacy Robbie Turner warns employers must ensure staff are risk-assessed for Covid-19.

GPhC comes under fire over registration exam delays

GPhC comes under criticism for lack of clarity on exam date but says process has been "extremely complicated".

FIP: ‘Clear advantage’ to vaccination training in undergrad

There is a “clear advantage” to offering future pharmacists vaccination training as part of their degree, says the FIP.

London bus driver graduates with pharmacy degree

A former London bus driver has graduated from the University of Wolverhampton’s MPharm course after deciding to make a career change.

Pharmacist Support launches donation awareness campaign

The profession’s charity Pharmacist Support is launching a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of donations to its future.

Contractors and not “usual suspects” should drive LPC and PSNC reform

An oversight board made up of only contractors should monitor how the recommendations in the Wright report are implemented

GPhC: Separate IP qualification to remain for now

Plans to incorporate an independent prescribing qualification into initial training will not be put into action “for the foreseeable future".

Hancock to ‘drive money towards pharmacy’

Hancock plans to “drive money towards pharmacy” from a growing NHS budget, on the condition they provide “more NHS services”.

98% pass rate in Northern Ireland pre-reg exam

Ninety-eight per cent of this year’s intake of pre-registration pharmacists in Northern Ireland passed the August 11 registration exam. 

RPS appoints new director in Scotland

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has appointed Clare Morrison as its director in Scotland.

Pharmacy schools battling A-level uncertainty

Pharmacy schools report that they are struggling to respond to a “highly unusual situation” as students cope with A-Level fallout. 

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