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GPhC issues new guidance on religion, values and beliefs

The GPhC has published guidance for when religion, personal values or beliefs might impact on professional practice

CIG's Doug Simpson receives MBE for services to journalism

The former editor of the PJ and Independent Community Pharmacist, Douglas Simpson, has been awarded an MBE

Peter Noyce dies after short illness

The chair of Pharmacist Support, Professor Peter Noyce CBE, has died after a short illness

Brexit casts shadow over sector’s future

Pharmacists are feeling pessimistic about the future of community pharmacy in post-Brexit Britain, according to a survey

RPS board elections: results are in

The results have been announced in this year’s national pharmacy board elections for the RPS

High Court dismisses PSNC and NPA judicial reviews

Judge Justice Collins dismisses judicial reviews “with some regret” saying they were not unlawful but criticises Government

Judicial review judgement: the sector responds

Pharmacy organisations have queued up to express their disappointment at the verdict in the High Court over the pharmacy cuts

New professional standards now in force

New standards for pharmacists and technicians, which emphasise person-centred professionalism, came into effect on May 12

RPS board elections: voting opens

RPS members can submit questions to the candidates, and read their responses, on a dedicated elections network

All community pharmacists should prescribe, says APPG

The All-Party Pharmacy Group makes seven recommendations from a series of evidence sessions looking at the impact of government cuts on community pharmacy  

BPSA sets out students' expectations for the future

The BPSA has published a discussion paper that examines the aspirations and expectations of pharmacy students

PDA’s legal challenge over new standards refused

The PDA’s application for a judicial review of the GPhC’s new professional standards has been turned down in the High Court

Pharmacy funding in Wales protected at £144m

Funding protected in Wales as community pharmacy described as a “fundamental part” of a strong primary care service

Judge rules not to proceed with GPhC standards case

A challenge against the GPhC relating to new Standards for Pharmacy Professionals will not proceed further, a judge has ruled

NPA invites sector to rally around core beliefs

The NPA is inviting views from pharmacists on a statement of core beliefs about community pharmacy

More consistency needed with public health interventions

Public Health England wants greater consistency of quality and delivery of interventions through community pharmacy

GPhC faces legal challenge from PDA

GPhC is to be challenged in court by the PDA on new standards for pharmacy professionals

Numark reignites hub and spoke debate

Numark chief says hub and spoke could create the capacity for independents to provide more services

Pharmacy dead in the water unless it changes

Time has finally been called on pharmacy, Numark managing director John D’Arcy claims at Cape Town conference

CQC cracks down on internet health providers

The Care Quality Commission is calling on people to be careful when buying medicines on the internet
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Improving the safety of home medication deliveries

A discussion paper has been published on improving home medication delivery services for vulnerable patients

GPhC issues new guidance on religion, values and beliefs

The GPhC has published guidance for when religion, personal values or beliefs might impact on professional practice

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Sector losing policy battle as CPhO faces mounting criticism

By Richard Thomas, editor, Pharmacy Magazine. If there were any small doubts remaining about what the high-ups in Govern...

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More consistency needed with public health interventions

Public Health England wants greater consistency of quality and delivery of interventions through community pharmacy

Mild cognitive impairment and dementia

This module provides an update on the signs, symptoms and management of mild cognitive impairment and dementia

New EC guidance could change pharmacy provision

Updated FSRH guidance on emergency hormonal contraception advises providers to consider ulipristal as first-line treatme...