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Pharmacist Support pledges to address 'gaps in support'

The charity says it is committed to running its ACTNow well-being awareness campaign in 2021

Gomez Campos elected to head up PDA BAME Network

Elsy Gomez Campos first president of the PDA's Black and Minority Ethnic Pharmacists' Network

GPhC will help all existing pharmacists become prescribers

The GPhC says it will take steps from 2021 onwards to support all pharmacists who are already on the register to train as independent prescribers.

Opinion: How do we solve pharmacy's mental health crisis?

Pharmacy is undergoing a mental health crisis and one way to sort it out is to tackle the issue of funding, says PM deputy editor Arthur Walsh.

CPhOs pen letter of gratitude to the UK's pharmacies

On 26 November 2020, a joint letter of support to UK pharmacy staff, pharmacy technicians and pharmacists was published.

All new pharmacists to prescribe as GPhC approves plans

The GPhC has approved the new standards for the initial education and training of pharmacists.  

Pharmacy network voted Top Team at Scottish Health Awards

CPS chief executive Harry McQuillan said it was ‘absolutely great’ to see those on the frontline recognised

Pharmacy minister describes 'tough' funding talks

Jo Churchill has confirmed the Government is considering additional funding to meet the costs incurred by community pharmacy during the pandemic.

A fifth of provisionally registered pharmacists are not employed

Twenty per cent of provisionally registered pharmacists are not currently employed in the sector, according to data published by the GPhC.

Scottish pharmacy workers get £500 payment from Government

Community pharmacy staff in Scotland are to receive a one-off payment of £500 from the Scottish Government as thanks for their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pharmacists can alleviate Covid vaccine fears, BBC told

Pharmacists can alleviate people's fears about taking the Covid-19 vaccine, Thorrun Govind told the BBC. 

GPhC: Online registration exam must be sat in person

The GPhC has confirmed that its first online registration assessment will be held in mid-March, with candidates travelling to Pearson VUE test centres.

EEA pharmacy qualifications to be recognised after Brexit

Government guidance published for pharmacists who want to practice in the UK after Brexit.

90% of pharmacists are at high risk of burnout

Seventy-two per cent of pharmacists say their work is having a negative impact on their mental health while nine-tenths are at high risk of burnout.

Lloyds loses key battle in PDA union talks

The CAC sides with the PDA Union on the proposed bargaining unit, rejecting Lloyds' claim that all store workers should be included. 

Further visa extension for overseas pharmacists announced

The government has extended the visas of thousands more overseas health workers including pharmacists.

Most LPCs think relationship with PSNC improved this year

The majority of LPCs think their relationship with PSNC has improved over the past year despite the turmoil of Covid-19, according to poll.

GPhC to implement new education standards 'as early as possible'

New standards include the aim of people being independent prescribers at the point of registration.

Number of pre-regs to GP practices through split scheme rises

A split pre-reg scheme has increased the number of trainees to surgeries this year.

MPs launch inquiry into the impact of pandemic on pharmacy

The All-Party Pharmacy Group is warning that Covid-19 is posing an existential threat to the sector.

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