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Patients should register with pharmacies says RPS Scotland

By 2030 patients should be registered with their local community pharmacy to ensure continuity of care, says RPS Scotland.

Number of student calls to charity down on previous years

Pharmacist Support says the number of calls it has received from students about March's assessment is down on previous years.

RPS president: I will not seek re-election to EPB

RPS president Sandra Gidley has said she will not run for re-election to the English pharmacy board.

Growing calls for diversity in national RPS elections

The deadline for nominations for the national pharmacy board elections closes in two days' time.

GPhC commissions research on impact of Covid on trainees

The GPhC has commissioned Keele University researchers to look into the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on trainees. 

More powers to be devolved to GPhC under proposed legislation

The Government is proposing that health regulators such as the GPhC are given greater powers to set more of their operating procedures.

UK-wide exam deferred as PSNI says delays ‘unacceptable’

Plans to introduce a common registration exam across Great Britain and Northern Ireland have been pushed back to autumn “at the earliest”.

Ministers and officials know 'little' about pharmacy

NPA chairman Andrew Lane says conversations he has had with ministers have led him to realise how little they still know about community pharmacy.

Technical issues stop ‘small number’ sitting GPhC exam

A “small number of candidates” experienced technical issues that prevented them from sitting the first online registration exam, says GPhC. 

Pharmacies in Wales to get £500 bonus

Pharmacies in Wales will receive a bonus payment next month of £500 from the Welsh government.

Provisional registration extended to January 2022

The GPhC will extend provisional registration to January of next year as it pushes back the dates for its summer and autumn exams.

Pharmacy in PM’s constituency stages funding protest

Pharmacies in the prime minister and chancellors’ constituencies have appealed to the Government on Covid-19 funding for pharmacies. 

Ridge launches plan for tackling inequalities in pharmacy

NHS England has teamed up with professional pharmacy bodies on a new plan to ensure workplaces are more inclusive.

Revalidation requirements eased due to Covid-19

Those submitting their records between 1 May and 30 November 2021 will only need to submit a reflective account.

Government makes it easier to recruit overseas pharmacists

The Government has made it easier for overseas pharmacists to come to the UK by adding the profession to the Shortage Occupation List.

Pharmacists' body slams 'callous' NHS pay rise offer

The Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists has attacked the government's proposed one per cent NHS pay rise.

Exam: Scottish candidates won’t be forced to travel

The GPhC has said that registration exam candidates in Scotland “should be able” to sit the exam without crossing the border into England.

Pharmacist jailed for selling black market pills from mother’s pharmacy

A pharmacist who sold addictive prescription drugs on the black market from his mother’s pharmacy was today sentenced to a year in jail.

March exam 'should not count as one of three attempts'

The PDA has urged the GPhC not to count the assessment this month as one of students' three attempts to pass.  

Exam chaos: Students crowdfund travel costs

The BPSA has set up a support fund for candidates forced to travel for their registration assessment.

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