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Reflections on revalidation: part 6

In the sixth article in our series, Asha Fowells charts her personal experience of the revalidation process

CPPE: Putting in firm foundations

CPPE’s foundation pharmacist training pathway is now open for bookings for commencement in November 2018

UKCPA: Medication while breastfeeding

Community pharmacy can support breastfeeding mothers in many ways, says Deidre D’Arcy, associate professor in pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical technology, Trinity College Dublin

Top tips for revalidation

If your GPhC registration is due for renewal by October 31 you need to revalidate now, says Sandra Gidley, chair of the RPS English Pharmacy Board

Reflections on revalidation: part 5

Sitting down to log CPD for the first time bumped it up from “really painful” into the territory of “things that are worse to think about than do and actually make me feel good when I’ve done them”, Asha Fowells writes

CPPE: New declaration of competence

Those providing the NHS vaccination service along with a locally commissioned influenza scheme can now complete a single DoC to cover all vaccination services

UKCPA: GPs must optimise UTI antibiotic use

Doctors are being urged to optimise their use of antibiotics for treating UTIs, says Rakhee Patel, lead antimicrobial pharmacist at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

CPPE: ACPT programme extended

The ACPT programme, originally available in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, is now open for applications from pharmacy technicians across England until September 2018

UKCPA: Pharmacists in care homes

Clinical development opportunities within care homes indicate that this is an exciting time for the profession, writes Sarah Crotty of Herts Valleys CCG

UKCPA: Treating HCV in the community

Efforts are being made to get community pharmacists involved in the treatment of HCV, says the BHPG 

Reflections on revalidation: part two

Maybe the journey from CE to CPD and now revalidation has been more transformative than pharmacists realise

CPPE: leadership training places available

Applications are now open for the next 15 cohorts on the Mary Seacole leadership programme

Reflections on revalidation: part one

Revalidation has started but everyone seems concerned with the process. What nobody is talking about is the ‘why?’

UKCPA: Advice on heart failure drugs needs clarifying

Recent advice from MHRA on the use of heart failure drugs has caused confusion

Scenario: Suspected abuse

Technician Vicky is concerned about a young girl of 14 who has been asking about going on the pill. There is a man with her...

CPPE: Prescribing course

CPPE’s course aims to support pharmacists looking to refresh their prescribing skills

CPPE: Places on leaders’ programme

CPPE is collaborating with the NHS Leadership Academy to offer places on the Mary Seacole Leadership Programme

UKCPA: Mothers and epilepsy

The safest policy for a mother with epilepsy and her baby is for her to take the medication and be seizure-free.

CPPE: Do you have the right skill mix in your pharmacy?

CPPE’s updated ‘Skill mix’ e-learning programme will help pharmacists conduct an effective skill mix review

UKCPA viewpoint: Miconazole and warfarin

Warnings about miconazole oral gel and warfarin prescribed together are still not being heeded putting patients risk
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