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“Overwhelming” burnout threat facing 80% of pharmacists

Four-fifths of pharmacists are facing “overwhelming” workplace pressures, a survey of the profession indicates.

GPhC training requirements to cover all support staff

The GPhC has agreed new education, training requirements and learning outcomes for all pharmacy support roles.

Practice pharmacists up 40 per cent in one year

There were 1,833 pharmacists in GP practices in England in September 2019 versus 1,304 in September 2018.

Contractors sought for review of PSNC & LPCs’ effectiveness

The review will explore issues such as how the support offered by PSNC and LPCs could be improved.

Trade unions won’t back apprenticeship without pharmacists’ views

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association says it cannot support the pharmacy apprenticeship plans at present. 

General election 2019 #VotePharmacy

NPA, PSNC and the RPS launch the Community Pharmacy Manifesto.

RPS launches foundation pharmacist framework

The framework outlines the capabilities needed for foundation pharmacists to provide increasingly complex clinical care.

Exclusive: Pharmacists planning to vote Conservative, survey suggests

A CIG survey suggests the Conservative Party has the strongest backing among community pharmacists.

Employers backing apprenticeships commit to transparency

The employers behind a second pharmacy apprenticeship proposal have identified themselves.

RPS: Govt "missed opportunity" to support pharmacists

RPS president Sandra Gidley says a mental health service for doctors and dentists is “a real missed opportunity” for pharmacists. 

Government wants to give more health workers prescribing powers

The government reveals plans to “increase the range of professions able to prescribe low-risk medicines."

RPS calls for NHS-funded mental health support for all pharmacists

The RPS calls on the government to ensure all pharmacists have access to NHS-funded mental health support services.

PS19 leaders’ panel: We need to get on with new contract

The question of whether the new settlement is a good deal or a bad one is “irrelevant,” the panel said.

Sixteen whistleblowers contacted GPhC in 2018-19

The GPhC received 16 whistleblowing disclosures between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019, a report reveals.

Women pharmacists' organisation to merge into PDA

The NAWP – which had announced plans to dissolve – is to continue as part of the PDA from the beginning of next year.

Lloyds introduces foundation programme for new pharmacists

Newly qualified pharmacists at LloydsPharmacy will be enrolled on to a 12-month development training programme.

Almost 400 pharmacists leave profession amid funding pressures

Nearly 400 community pharmacists in Northern Ireland have left the profession in the last two years according to a survey.

PSNC to assess contractor support through independent review

PSNC wants an independent review to determine how effectively it and LPCs are working for contractors.

FIP: Pharmacists can fight WHO global health threats

The president of FIP said pharmacists can help address 10 threats to global health identified by the World Health Organization.

Majority back 5-year MPharm but funding questions remain

The majority of respondents to a GPhC survey said they favour integrated standards for pharmacists’ education and training.

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