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GPhC to consult on renewal fee rise

A spokesperson told Pharmacy Magazine that the GPhC's rationale for raising its fees, including proposals to charge pharmacists an additional £7 each year, would be made public "in the next month"

Time to build bridges with Government officials says Lyonette

The legal action against the cuts damaged the relationship with senior civil servants and relations need to be rebuilt, says new NPA boss

FMD funding tabled for 2019-20 contract negotiations

Negotiations between PSNC and the Government on the issue of whether pharmacists will receive funding for implementing the FMD will form part of the 2019-20 contract discussions, CEO Simon Dukes said

What’s on offer at the 2018 Pharmacy Show?

This year’s Pharmacy Show at NEC Birmingham on October 7-8 brings together over 200 expert speakers and more than 400 UK and international exhibitors

Northern Irish pharmacists speak out against “funding crisis”

Northern Irish pharmacists have voiced their concern over what they describe as the continued failure of the country’s health administration to address the “funding crisis” they are facing

CAC reaches decision on Boots pharmacists’ bargaining unit

Boots pharmacists in field and support office roles will not be eligible to vote on whether to have the PDA Union as their representative union, the Central Arbitration Committee has ruled

Flexibility the biggest draw for locum pharmacists

Flexibility is by far the most common reason for switching from full-time employment to locum pharmacy work, taking precedence over pay, a new survey suggests

RPS sets out its criteria for primary care networks

The RPS has written to NHS England to put forward some key considerations for the primary care network initiative, and to argue that pharmacy “will be vital in delivering a sustainable NHS for the future”

Exclusive: PM questions PDA on Technicians report

PDA chairman Mark Koziol said there is a “big question mark” concerning pharmacy technicians' “readiness, desire and capability” to supervise community pharmacies in the absence of a pharmacist

Pharmacy cuts appeal dismissed

Funding cuts not unlawful, the Court of Appeal rules in a decision announced today (August 23). Initial reaction here

Behind the headlines: Pharmacy’s final (brief) day in court

The Court of Appeal’s full determination has yet to be made public, but seven words from Lord Justice Stephen Irwin were sufficient to quash a last-ditch attempt to overturn the cuts

FIP fun run to raise money for Pharmacist Support

Charity Pharmacist Support is partnering with the International Pharmacy Federation (FIP) for its annual congress fun run in Glasgow

Social prescribing schemes get £4.5m

GPs will be able to refer more patients to social activities and other types of support to improve health and wellbeing after the Government announced a £4.5m investment

Medicines supply a key focus of new PSNC Brexit forum

Ensuring the concerns of pharmacists around Brexit are heard and maintaining the supply of medicines to community pharmacy patients are among the forum's core aims

Pre-reg pass rate up from last year

There was a pass rate of 79 per cent in the June registration assessment, the General Pharmaceutical Council has announced – up from 78.2 per cent last year

Report calls for more GP practice pharmacists

An NHS England-funded report suggests pharmacists should be an integral part of general practice and calls for new training initiatives for this new career path

BPSA discusses pre-reg exam complaints with GPhC

A BPSA report, published today (July 23), makes a number of recommendations about the pre-reg assessment to the regulator

Advertising regulator upholds complaint against Pharmacy2U

The ASA says Pharmacy2U’s claim that it could save the NHS £300 million a year is not based on a currently realistic scenario

Survey suggests technicians may not want supervision powers

A survey from the PDA suggests pharmacy technicians do not want greater responsibility for overseeing key tasks in pharmacies

Community pharmacists under “enormous pressure” says PSNC

Contractors face enormous and unreasonable pressure due to supply and pricing issues, PSNC says, as the latest price concessions are announced
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