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GPhC fees pegged for another year

The GPhC’s governing council has decided that registration renewal fees will remain at current levels for the financial year 2018/19

Pharmacy lacks women in senior roles

Pharmacy has a lack of women in senior roles, according to research from University of Birmingham School of Pharmacy and launched on International Women's Day

Rule out techs supervising POM supply, demands NPA

The NPA is calling on ministers to rule out proposals that would allow non-pharmacists to supervise the supply of POMs

Statutory defence on dispensing errors after April

The new statutory defences to prosecutions for inadvertent dispensing errors could be in place from April 2018

Sigma conference day 3: GPs are getting all the money

It is nonsense to say the NHS is running out of money – the Government is investing in GPs but not pharmacy, says Hemant Patel

Sigma conference day 2: countdown to revalidation

Pharmacists must submit their CPD before their registration expires for revalidation or risk being struck off

GPhC responds to concerns over Bawa-Garba case

The GPhC has emphasised the importance of error reporting in light of case of convicted and struck-off paediatrician

Employer registration open for national pre-reg scheme

Employers can now register with HEE to be part of the National Pre-registration Pharmacist Recruitment Scheme

Scotland’s CPO addresses NPA board

Rose Marie Parr emphasises person-centred care and integration as key to the expansion of community pharmacy services

PSNC lays ground for “services-led contract”

PSNC is pushing for a services-led contract and a funding model that rewards service provision and provides fair distribution

RPS: a “scandal” not to make best use of pharmacists

The RPS’s Sandra Gidley has said it would be “nothing short of a scandal” if health services did not make best use of pharmacists' clinical skills

RPS consults on the role of the pharmacist

The RPS is consulting on the role of the pharmacist and is seeking views on a draft statement

Inside Out investigation: Pharmacy feeling the pressure

The BBC’s Inside Out programme has sparked a furious debate about workload pressures and staffing levels in pharmacy

Legislation finally passed on inadvertent dispensing errors

Pharmacy bodies have welcomed the legislation to introduce a new defence for inadvertent dispensing errors

PDA launches charter and campaign for safer pharmacies

The PDA has launched a Safer Pharmacies Charter with the aim of improving patient safety through better working conditions

Revalidation to go live in March

Revalidation for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will start on March 30, 2018, the GPhC has announced

Boots UK comments on trade body decision

Boots UK employees may be affected by a decision made by the Central Arbitration Committee

Legal defence on dispensing errors put before Parliament

Proposed legislation that would safeguard pharmacists from criminal liability where an inadvertent dispensing error has occurred has been laid before Parliament

Latest prescription stats published by NHS Digital

Nearly 1.02 billion items were dispensed by community pharmacies in 2016-17, according to figures issued by NHS Digital

Ask Your Pharmacist Week in full swing

Ask Your Pharmacist Week kicks off today with hundreds of ‘Discover Your Local Pharmacy’ open days taking place
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Brexit negotiators urged to prioritise patient safety

The HDA joined the House of Commons’ Health and Social Care Committee in urging Brexit negotiators to prioritise p...

Don’t forget March 31 deadline for clinical governance

The deadline for four clinical governance aspects of terms of service for contactors in England is fast approaching


Community pharmacy: hung out to dry

By secretary of North East London LPC, Hemant Patel. Look how much money is being thrown at GPs while pharmacy funding i...


Analysis: Specials market now strong and stable?

After an extended period of volatility, the specials market seems to be enjoying some relative stability

PSNC signals start of planning for DH negotiations

Work has begun in preparation for negotiations with the DH for 2018/19 on pharmacy funding, PSNC has said

Antibiotic resistance is everyone’s problem

Antibiotic prescribing is declining, but only slowly – so are there grounds for optimism in the fight against resistan...