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Pharmacists could help plug NHS workforce gap

Pharmacists could help alleviate the shortage of staff in the NHS primary care sector, suggests a new report

GPhC training proposals for pharmacists “will fail without funding”

The RPS has joined others in warning that “ambitious” GPhC proposals need "considerable investment and infrastructure"

NHS England director to speak at NPA conference

NHS England’s director responsible for community pharmacy, Ed Waller, will be among the keynote speakers

CCA writes to MPs to defend shortage powers

Pharmacists are trained professionals and will uphold patient safety if required to follow SSPs, the CCA said

GPhC spells out enforcement policy

Enforcement options range from improvement action plans to statutory enforcement powers eg. improvement notices

Boots to help pay towards APTUK membership

Pharmacy technicians working for Boots are to have half the cost of professional body membership covered 

“Misunderstanding” on remote supervision says Government

Pharmacist Mariam Ahmed’s petition has received over 10,000 signatures, thereby requiring a Government response

Exclusive: No data on training uptake by sector

Claims made to support the distinction between ‘clinical pharmacists’ and community pharmacists may lack evidence

“Serious funding concern” around 5-year MPharm

“Serious and realistic concern” over how the five-year MPharm degrees proposed by the GPhC are to be funded

Technicians give children flu vaccine in new trial

Thousands of schoolchildren on the Isle of Wight had flu vaccines administered by pharmacy technicians

MPs vote in favour of shortage protocols

SSPs will help highly skilled pharmacists to ensure continued medicine supply in the event of shortages, MPs heard

Five fresh faces for GPhC council

Five new members of the GPhC council are to begin their terms on April 1 after a raft of new appointments

Matt Hancock keynote speaker at NPA conference

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, is the headline speaker at a major national conference

PDAU: Pay issues high on our Boots agenda

Pharmacy Magazine caught up with PDAU national officer Paul Day to discuss the PDAU's negotiating ambitions

Boots pharmacists vote to recognise PDAU by landslide

Out of 6,843 pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists who were eligible to vote, 3,229 voted for PDA recognition

Category M boost as interim settlement announced

The global sum for community pharmacy in England and the Single Activity Fee are to remain at current levels

Cuts to NHS pre-reg funding put on hold

A cut of 25 per cent in salary support for NHS preregistration trainees announced by HEE will be put on hold

PSNI appoints president and council member

Dr Jim Livingstone has been reappointed as PSNI president and Sandra Cooke reappointed as a Council member

GPhC approves fee hike but says it will review spending

A majority of respondents disagreed with the GphC’s proposals but it said the fee increase was necessary

PDA: Pharmacy techs “must not” be treated as a profession

The PDA's report on the UK pharmacy technician workforce has been published in full

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