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PDA and NPA demand patient safety pledge

The PDA and NPA have appealed to the Department of Health’s Rebalancing Board to adopt a patient safety ’pledge’

PSNC paints pessimistic picture for the future

The impact of the funding cuts in England is going to hit contractors hard in November, PSNC has warned

Are there barriers to women leaders in pharmacy?

With a number of pharmacy organisations with few or no women on their elected boards, what might be stopping more women putting themselves forward

Your chance to be the face of pharmacy!

NHS England is looking for community pharmacy team members to feature in a new national advertising campaign

New education standards for pharmacy technicians

The GPhC has launched new standards for the initial education and training of pharmacy technicians

GPhC welcomes positive PSA review

The GPhC has met all of the Professional Standards Authority’s standards for good regulation in 2016/17

CPS wants a rethink on supervision

Community Pharmacy Scotland has called for “flexibility” in pharmacy’s supervision arrangements

PDA steps up fight against remote supervision

The PDA is to hold an “emergency meeting” to discuss supervision at next month’s Pharmacy Show

Pharmacy Magazine goes green for Pharmacist Support

Pharmacy Magazine goes green to mark the start of Pharmacist Support’s annual fundraising week

Supervision plans are “healthcare on the cheap”, says NPA

The NPA says plans to allow POMs to be supplied without pharmacist supervision are “dubious” and “irresponsible”

RPS urges minister to fast forward decriminalisation

Ash Soni has again urged the Government to speed up its work on ending the automatic criminalisation of dispensing errors

New organisation formed to support veterinary pharmacy

The Veterinary Pharmacy Association is a new professional organisation to promote and support veterinary pharmacy

Boots to roll out a cheaper EHC product

Following the recent criticism over the price of EHC, Boots announced that it has sourced a cheaper generic version

Minister praises pharmacy (but no mention of funding)

The new pharmacy minister, Steve Brine MP, has made it a “personal priority” to decriminalise dispensing errors

Sigma funds community pharmacy ‘vision’ research

Sigma is funding a PhD scholarship aimed at developing “a transformative vision” for community pharmacy

Achieving Excellence welcomed by profession

Pharmacy bodies give thumbs up to Scotland’s latest strategy for the profession with its focus on pharmaceutical care

Go green again for Pharmacist Support!

Pharmacist Support wants pharmacy teams to once again ’Go Green’ for annual fundraising campaign next month

First graduates from Notts’ integrated course

Students from Nottingham are the first to graduate as qualified pharmacists after completing an integrated MPharm degree

GPhC signs joint statement on conflict of interest

The GPhC has signed a joint statement setting out guidance on avoiding, declaring and managing conflicts of interest

Ask Your Pharmacist Week 2017 – theme announced

‘Discover your local pharmacy’ is the theme of this year’s Ask Your Pharmacist Week on November 6-13
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PHE updates guidance on managing common infections

PHE has updated its advice on ’Managing common infections: guidance for primary care’

NHS negligence bill quadruples in a decade

The Government must take steps to rein in the increasing cost of clinical negligence claims as numbers rocket, NAO warns

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