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Global AMS Fellowship role for UK pharmacists

UK pharmacists appointed as global health fellows to support antimicrobial stewardship in Africa.

Storage issues top GPhC 'not met' standards

Fridge temperatures and date-checking top list of standards not met, says GPhC. 

67 registrants removed in first revalidation period

Less than 1% of the first revalidation submissions resulted in removal from the GPhC's registers.

NPA chief: We face “uncontrolled” pharmacy closures

Mr Lyonette warned of “uncontrolled and unpredictable” pharmacy closures if funding continuously fails to cover increasing costs and workload

NHSE: Community pharmacists to be ‘upskilled’

Community pharmacists are to be ‘upskilled’ to handle more patients who might otherwise visit GP surgeries or A&E departments, NHS England has revealed

Govt won’t ease non-EU pharmacist hiring rules

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) decided not to add pharmacists to a list of occupations eligible for relaxed rules around hiring non-EU workers

All Welsh pharmacies to have independent prescribers

Plans to have a pharmacist independent prescriber (PIP) employed in every community pharmacy in Wales by 2030 have been announced

PSNC and BMA publish guide to community pharmacy

PSNC and the BMA have published a guide for GPs on how community pharmacy works, with the aim of facilitating collaborative work between the sectors

Pharmacy apprenticeships: back to the drawing board?

A panel recommended that “the group developing the proposal should be expanded to include professionals from a wider range of pharmacy sectors"

Wales to invest £100k in minor ailments training

Vaughan Gething has today announced a £100,000 funding package to provide 50 pharmacists with specialist minor ailments training

Interview with Duncan Rudkin GPhC

A heated debate about fees and a major consultation on pharmacist education have grabbed the headlines in a busy period for pharmacy’s regulator. Interview by Richard Thomas

BREAKING: RPS national boards – election results in

The results from the RPS national pharmacy board elections have been announced with six successful candidates filling the EPB places

Legal challenge to shortage protocols collapses

The Good Law Project, a non-profit organisation that sought to obstruct the protocols, conceded defeat after its appeal was refused on Friday May 10

Pharmacist Support seeking input on new strategy

As it faces an increase in demand for its services, sector charity Pharmacist Support is seeking input from pharmacists to help shape its new strategy

Elen Jones appointed director for RPS in Wales

Ms Jones will be accountable for national policy development, professional advocacy and member engagement across Wales

Women pharmacists' association dissolves after 114 years

The NAWP said “societal changes” and an increasingly “monetarising culture” have hit membership numbers and made the organisation unviable

Some light shed on pharmacy apprenticeship proposals

The employer-led ‘trailblazer group’ behind apprenticeship proposals is to consider the responses to its consultation before deciding whether to proceed

UCA and CPNI merge in Northern Ireland

Community Pharmacy NI, the body which represents contractors in Northern Ireland, is merging with the Ulster Chemists Association from May 10

RPS raises concerns with apprentice trailblazer group

The pharmacy sector can expect to see “much more detail” on controversial proposals to introduce degree-level apprenticeship qualifications for pharmacists

EU qualifications to be recognised - deal or no deal

EU or Swiss qualified pharmacists entering the UK after Brexit may have qualifications recognised, whether the UK leaves the EU with or without a deal

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