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Boots pharmacists vote for new union arrangement

Boots pharmacists have voted in favour of ending the recognition between the company and its own union

RPS calls for bigger role for pharmacists in mental health

The RPS in England wants pharmacists to be integrated into services providing care for people with mental health problems

Average locum pay rates revealed

The average pay rate for locum pharmacists in the UK is £22.05 an hour, according to research by Locate a Locum

Carter review: pharmacy services underused in mental health

Lord Carter’s review of NHS productivity says pharmacy services are underused in community and mental health

EXCLUSIVE. PM Questions: Sandra Gidley

Sandra Gidley has an optimistic outlook for pharmacy despite mounting challenges for both the RPS and profession as a whole

RPS board election results

The successful candidates have been announced in this year's RPS English and Welsh Pharmacy Board elections

NI politicians lobby for community pharmacy funding

The health spokesmen of the main political parties in Northern Ireland have highlighted the community pharmacy funding crisis

GPhC consults on “significant” changes to inspection

Proposals to publish inspection reports for the first time, unannounced inspections and three new types of inspection, are all part of a consultation launched by GPhC

Both sides make cases as Boots union vote approaches

With less than a fortnight to go before Boots pharmacists can begin voting on their union representation, the PDA and BPA have issued statements

Nitin Sodha announced as new NPA chair

Nitin Sodha, managing director of the Knights Pharmacy group, replaces Ian Strachan and has been vice-chair since 2014

New NPA board revealed

The new NPA board of management for 2018-2022 has a new look. Its first meeting will take place on April 23-24

NPA board election results announced

Results of NPA board elections have been released – Reena Barai believed to be first Asian female pharmacy owner elected

Getting to grips with revalidation – an essential guide

The GPhC’s new revalidation process for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians has begun. Get up to speed with our essential guide

Funding arrangements unchanged pending start of negotiations

Fees and allowances for pharmacy contractors in England will remain unchanged from April as part of interim arrangements

EXCLUSIVE: Basic pharmacy safety standards not being met, PDA reveals

Pharmacists need greater support to ensure pharmacies meet basic safety standards, says PDA as it publishes safety survey

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
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