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Opinion: Pharmacy still a fantastic career option

Three generations of Nick Kaye's family have been pharmacists - and now his son is considering the profession, he writes. 

Pharmacy data standards updated to reflect GP integration

Six more services added to data standard for community pharmacy to support quick and safe transfer of data across the system.

Nearly 75 per cent of people with learning disabilities get health check

Seventy-four per cent of people aged 14 and over with a learning disability have had an annual health check ahead of schedule.

Cambrian Alliance announces new generics agreement

The Cambrian Alliance Group have announced a new supply agreement for generics and PI medicines with Target Healthcare.

MVPs 2021 voting now open!

The Most Valuable Product (MVP) Awards are back for 2021, with 25 OTC product categories and one overall winner to vote for.

Opinion: Not so happy birthday RPS

The Society's 180th anniversary was a curiously 'blink and you'll miss it' affair. Is the RPS going through an identity crisis? 

Pharmacy and GP vaccination sites get extra £20m

Funding will allow sites to draw down additional staff as effort focusses on bringing forward second jabs.

Sertraline price hikes see NHS spend rise 600%

Massive price hikes to the antidepressant saw the NHS spend over six times more on the drug in 2020-21 compared to the previous year. 

Record number of Covid jabs booked in one day

A record number of Covid vaccines were booked in one day through the NHS website earlier this week. 

Seven RPS Scotland members named Fellows

Seven Royal Pharmaceutical Society Scotland members have been awarded fellowships.

London's first detox unit for the homeless opens on Monday

Homeless people in London will be offered support to stop drinking and taking drugs through a new detox unit. 

Eight more Well branches deliver Covid vaccines

Well Pharmacy has begun rolling out Covid vaccinations from another eight branches, taking the total number to 20. 

Company claims it can help pharmacies compete with Amazon

A company specialising in electronic retail point-of-sale systems says it can help bricks-and-mortar pharmacies compete with Amazon.

Malaria guidance updated with warning of increased risk

Concern that disruption of malaria eradication programmes could lead to increased transmission.

GP CPCS referrals rolled out across North West by autumn

GP CPCS referrals will be rolled out to 30 per cent of primary care networks in the North West of England by autumn this year.

Sector charity seeks new trustees to reflect diversity

Sector charity Pharmacist Support has announced four vacancies for volunteer trustees in a bid to ensure it reflects the sector’s diversity.

RPS launches inclusion and wellbeing pledge

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has launched a new inclusion and wellbeing pledge to promote a supportive culture among UK pharmacy teams. 

GPhC's FtP performance 'still falling short'

The General Pharmaceutical Council is still failing to hit its performance standards when it comes to dealing with fitness to practice concerns.

Illegally traded medicines seized in global crackdown

Some 113,000 websites operating illegally in the UK were removed or had their URLs blocked as part of Operation Pangea.

Scottish pharmacies get £1k for Covid premises adjustments

Every community pharmacy contractor in Scotland will receive £1,000 for adjustments made to their pharmacies during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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