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PDA: GPhC should cut costs before increasing fees

The PDA says the regulator should first review costs such as premises and council member remuneration

Keith Ridge: Pharmacists will be investigated for stockpiling

Pharmacists who stockpile medicines will be investigated, NHS England chief pharmaceutical officer has warned

New pharmacist shortages powers weeks from being enforced

Legislation has been laid before Parliament and is expected to be enforced in early February, it has been announced

Check you meet NHSmail gateway criteria...

 A new PSNC briefing looks at how to meet the NHSmail gateway criterion of the Quality Payments Scheme

RPS consults on standards for community pharmacy services

The standards will set out best practice across the sector and encourage consistent, high quality patient care, says the RPS

Three Londoners convicted of conspiracy to supply illicit POMs

Following a complex investigation, the MHRA seized more than 300,000 tablets, worth in excess of £315,000

PDA condemns funding cuts for hospital pre-reg places

The decision will have a direct impact on third and fourth-year students at schools of pharmacy

GPhC unveils plans to overhaul pharmacist training

Could pharmacist training change to an integrated model that incorporates 52 weeks of “learning in practice”?

NHS should be clear with pharmacists, says RPS chair

NHS policy makers should be clear with community pharmacists on their plans for the sector, Sandra Gidley told PM

Fresh call from NPA for law change after May’s Brexit defeat

The NPA reinforced its message that laws should be changed to allow pharmacies to share medicines 

Brexit has put contract talks on ice, PSNC confirms

The PSNC announcement came the morning after Theresa May’s Brexit deal suffered a historic defeat

Brexit dispensing protocols ‘not clear enough’

Clarification is needed on urgent legislation changes giving pharmacists new powers, pharmacy bodiues have said

Pharmacist suspended from register for “brazen” impropriety

A pharmacist employed by the NPA had engaged in an act of sexual impropriety and then failed to disclose his police caution

GPhC proposes education & training overhaul

The GPhC is proposing wide-ranging changes to the education and training pharmacists receive

Minor ailments schemes a hit with the public

60 per cent of respondents said they would have seen a GP had they been unable to access the MAS service

Pharmacies top search ratings over Christmas

The most popular search on the NHS website over Christmas was about getting help from a pharmacy, research finds

PSNC outlines key priorities for 2019

PSNC is to seek the views of LPCs on the support they would like from the national negotiating body in 2019

GPhC agrees regulatory principles

“Operational changes” such as unannounced inspections and binary inspection outcomes are set to follow

Pharmacists to amend prescriptions under new protocol

The Government is looking at granting pharmacists emergency powers to amend GP prescriptions

APPG: Ministers need to say what they want from pharmacy

“It is for ministers to set out a vision of the role community pharmacy will play in the future," the APPG says

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