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Employment

GPhC proposes fast-tracked workforce entry for overseas pharmacists

Austrialian, New Zealand and Irish pharmacists may be able to enter workforce after three months.

23 Feb 2024 , 2 Min Article

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Business environment

Merger of LloydsDirect into P2U a step closer as CMA order lifted

CMA lifts order that barred the two companies from taking steps towards integration

13 Feb 2024 , 1 Min Article

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Public health

Nearly all pharmacists have had patients decline medicines due to prescription charge

Renewed calls to axe prescription charge as survey highlights worrying findings.

05 Feb 2024 , 3 Min Article

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Legal

Pharmacy dispenser sentenced after stealing thousands of sleeping tablets

Dispenser told to carry out unpaid work after pleading guilty to theft from employer

30 Jan 2024 , 1 Min Article

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Financial Management & Funding

CPE: Delayed 2024-25 talks should start ‘imminently’

Talks were slated for late 2023 but cabinet reshuffle led to delays

18 Jan 2024 , 1 Min Article

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Employment

Pharmacist who misused patient data gets three-month suspension

Pharmacist used data inappropriately but behaviour fell short of 'most serious conduct'

17 Jan 2024 , 4 Min Article

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Employment

PDA investigating concerns around Boots pharmacists’ pension entitlements

PDA gathering more information to determine whether there is grounds for a dispute

11 Dec 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Business environment

High turnover of pharmacies will disrupt patient care, superintendent warns MPs

Widespread changes of ownership threaten continuity of care, MPs told

23 Nov 2023 , 1 Min Article

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People

Victoria Atkins named new health secretary as Barclay moved on

Former Treasury minister Atkins appointed to health and social care brief

14 Nov 2023 , 1 Min Article

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People

Pharmacy minister stands down to focus efforts on constituency

Neil O'Brien resigns ministerial post as Sunak performs cabinet reshuffle

13 Nov 2023 , 1 Min Article

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Business environment

Family-owned Whitworth Chemists to sell all 34 pharmacies

Family shareholders to sell up entire business following a strategic review

10 Nov 2023 , 1 Min Article