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Running Covid vaccinations ‘hugely rewarding’ for pharmacist

A pharmacist running Covid-19 vaccinations in Brighton describes her involvement in the national immunisation programme as “hugely rewarding”.

Urgent plea from NI pharmacies for support from colleagues

Northern Ireland’s CPhO Cathy Harrison has urged pharmacists “with any spare capacity” to assist colleagues in community pharmacies. 

RPS launches survey on diversity & inclusion

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society wants to know if its membership base is representative of the profession as a whole. 

‘Biggest change to pharmacy education in 20 years’ introduced

The GPhC's new standards for the initial education and training of pharmacists described as a sea change for the profession.

Employers ‘cancelling prov-reg study leave’ claims PDA

Some employers are allegedly cancelling study leave for provisionally registered pharmacists, the PDA claims. 

APTUK welcomes technician role in vaccine protocol

Pharmacy technicians are included in the new national protocol introduced to support the expanded influenza and Covid-19 vaccination programmes. 

PDA urges zero tolerance approach to violence

The PDA warns it is “long overdue" pharmacy employers take a zeo-tolerance approach to violence in pharmacies.

GPhC: No alternative to registration exam

“Not feasible” to introduce an alternative to the registration exam, the GPhC says as it comes under pressure to scrap the assessment. 

Allow remote exam sittings, RPS urges regulator

The RPS says it believes provisional registrants should be able to take the assessment remotely.

Provisional pharmacists won’t run vaccination sites

It would not be appropriate for provisionally registered pharmacists to head up pharmacy Covid-19 vaccination sites, the GPhC has said. 

GPhC under pressure to scrap assessment for pro-regs

The GPhC is coming under pressure to delay or scrap the assessment for provisionally-registered pharmacists.

GPhC decision on anti-Semitism case referred to high court

A GPhC fitness to practise ruling has been referred to the High Court after the regulator was accused of failing to make a finding of antisemitism.

Study launched to understand Covid impact on pharmacy

Aston University and the PDA are examining the impact of Covid-19 on pharmacy practice in the UK.  

Pharmacist Support pledges to address 'gaps in support'

The charity says it is committed to running its ACTNow well-being awareness campaign in 2021

GPhC will help all existing pharmacists become prescribers

The GPhC says it will take steps from 2021 onwards to support all pharmacists who are already on the register to train as independent prescribers.

All new pharmacists to prescribe as GPhC approves plans

The GPhC has approved the new standards for the initial education and training of pharmacists.  

CPhOs pen letter of gratitude to the UK's pharmacies

On 26 November 2020, a joint letter of support to UK pharmacy staff, pharmacy technicians and pharmacists was published.

Pharmacy minister describes 'tough' funding talks

Jo Churchill has confirmed the Government is considering additional funding to meet the costs incurred by community pharmacy during the pandemic.

Pharmacy network voted Top Team at Scottish Health Awards

CPS chief executive Harry McQuillan said it was ‘absolutely great’ to see those on the frontline recognised

A fifth of provisionally registered pharmacists are not employed

Twenty per cent of provisionally registered pharmacists are not currently employed in the sector, according to data published by the GPhC.

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