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Covid-19: Public complain to GPhC over wait times

The GPhC has received complaints from members of the public regarding longer wait times for prescriptions during the pandemic.

Extend visas for pre-reg pharmacists, Priti Patel urged

Home secretary Priti Patel has been urged to extend Tier 2 and 4 visas for pre-registration pharmacists during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Revealed: Covid-19’s mental health toll on pharmacists

Workload, safety fears and rising costs are taking a huge toll on community pharmacists’ mental health as they grapple with the pandemic.

GPhC seeing sharp rise in profiteering concerns

The General Pharmaceutical Council is seeing a “significant rise” in FtP concerns being raised against registrants.

PHE ‘must revise PPE guidance for dispensary staff’

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has called on Public Health England to revise its position on PPE for pharmacy dispensary staff.

Covid-19: ‘GPhC should fast-track trainee registrations’

The GPhC should bring forward provisional registration for trainee pharmacists “without delay,” the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has said.

FIP: Governments must offer pharmacists Covid-19 testing

Governments around the world must implement urgent measures to protect pharmacy staff, FIP said. 

Covid-19: MPharm students 'must not compromise exams'

Undergraduates hoping to support pharmacies fighting Covid-19 'should complete scheduled exams first'.

Coronavirus claims life of Cheshire pharmacy technician

Pharmacy staff in Cheshire have paid tribute to registered checking technician Mandy Siddorn, 61, who died last week after contracting Covid-19.

RPS: Pharmacy staff covered by assault legislation

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society says all pharmacy staff are covered by the provisions of the Assaults on Emergency Workers Act 2018.

Multiples urged to adopt zero tolerance abuse policy

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has called on the UK’s leading pharmacy chains to adopt a zero tolerance approach to abuse.

Covid-19: GPhC highlights frontline innovations

Pharmacies throughout the UK are developing innovative ways to tackle Covid-19 in their local areas, the GPhC said.

GPhC and APTUK issue joint letter to pre-reg PTs

The GPhC and APTUK have issued a joint letter to pre-reg pharmacy technicians about their training during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Minister praises pharmacies' 'outstanding' Covid-19 response

Pharmacy Minister Jo Churchill has thanked community pharmacists for their commitment in an open letter to the sector.

PDA: Treatment of 2020 pre-reg trainees ‘cannot be repeated’

PDA chair Mark Koziol has spoken of pre-registration pharmacists’ “anguish” at having their training disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Public celebrates its pharmacy heroes

Patients and the public have their say about the great job being done by their community pharmacies.

Covid-19: Spanish pharmacists commemorate lost colleagues

A minute’s silence was held yesterday for the five Spanish pharmacists who have lost their lives to Covid-19.

Covid-19: Pre-reg trainees assigned new roles 'must be protected'

New guidance for pre-registration trainee pharmacy professionals has been issued in England, Wales and Scotland.

New Covid-19 guidance for PTs rejoining the register

APTUK has issued new guidance for pharmacy technicians returning to their roles during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pharmacists ‘lambs to the slaughter’ reveals Covid-19 survey

The past two weeks have seen workload issues push community pharmacists to breaking point, a new survey reveals.

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