The Pharmacists’ Defence Association says it cannot support the pharmacy apprenticeship plans at present.
The PDA is concerned about the unsafe practice of GP practice pharmacists.
The Pharmacists’ Defence Association says a fifth of medicines have been affected by shortages in the past three months.
The NAWP – which had announced plans to dissolve – is to continue as part of the PDA from the beginning of next year.
Less than half of GP pharmacists in England have had access to the CPPE’s ‘clinical pharmacist’ qualification, the PDA said.
With the signing of the agreement, the PDAU now has collective bargaining rights to negotiate on pay, hours and holiday.
The PDA has received an increasing number of concerns from newly qualified pharmacists in GP practices.
The employer-led ‘trailblazer group’ behind apprenticeship proposals is to consider the responses to its consultation before deciding whether to proceed
The pharmacy sector can expect to see “much more detail” on controversial proposals to introduce degree-level apprenticeship qualifications for pharmacists
The PDA said it expects civil claims against pharmacists over immunisations to follow a “very similar” growth trend to the US
Proposals to allow pharmacists to qualify via a five-year apprenticeship scheme have sparked controversy as the profession seeks clarity
Very few UK community pharmacies have safe staffing levels ‘all the time’, a survey of pharmacists suggests
The PDA is seeing the first UK cases of patients bringing claims against pharmacists over vaccination administration
Pharmacist Mariam Ahmed’s petition has received over 10,000 signatures, thereby requiring a Government response
Pharmacy Magazine caught up with PDAU national officer Paul Day to discuss the PDAU's negotiating ambitions
Potential compensation for affected pharmacists ranges “from hundreds of pounds to the low thousands," the PDA says
Out of 6,843 pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists who were eligible to vote, 3,229 voted for PDA recognition
A majority of respondents disagreed with the GphC’s proposals but it said the fee increase was necessary
The PDA's report on the UK pharmacy technician workforce has been published in full
The PDAU drew comparisons to an existing arrangement between Boots Ireland and a trade union regarding support staff