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Nitin Sodha announced as new NPA chair

Nitin Sodha, managing director of the Knights Pharmacy group, replaces Ian Strachan and has been vice-chair since 2014

New NPA board revealed

The new NPA board of management for 2018-2022 has a new look. Its first meeting will take place on April 23-24

NPA board election results announced

Results of NPA board elections have been released – Reena Barai believed to be first Asian female pharmacy owner elected

Getting to grips with revalidation – an essential guide

The GPhC’s new revalidation process for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians has begun. Get up to speed with our essential guide

Funding arrangements unchanged pending start of negotiations

Fees and allowances for pharmacy contractors in England will remain unchanged from April as part of interim arrangements

EXCLUSIVE: Basic pharmacy safety standards not being met, PDA reveals

Pharmacists need greater support to ensure pharmacies meet basic safety standards, says PDA as it publishes safety survey

GPhC fees pegged for another year

The GPhC’s governing council has decided that registration renewal fees will remain at current levels for the financial year 2018/19

Pharmacy lacks women in senior roles

Pharmacy has a lack of women in senior roles, according to research from University of Birmingham School of Pharmacy and launched on International Women's Day

Rule out techs supervising POM supply, demands NPA

The NPA is calling on ministers to rule out proposals that would allow non-pharmacists to supervise the supply of POMs

Statutory defence on dispensing errors after April

The new statutory defences to prosecutions for inadvertent dispensing errors could be in place from April 2018

Sigma conference day 3: GPs are getting all the money

It is nonsense to say the NHS is running out of money – the Government is investing in GPs but not pharmacy, says Hemant Patel

Sigma conference day 2: countdown to revalidation

Pharmacists must submit their CPD before their registration expires for revalidation or risk being struck off

GPhC responds to concerns over Bawa-Garba case

The GPhC has emphasised the importance of error reporting in light of case of convicted and struck-off paediatrician

Employer registration open for national pre-reg scheme

Employers can now register with HEE to be part of the National Pre-registration Pharmacist Recruitment Scheme

Scotland’s CPO addresses NPA board

Rose Marie Parr emphasises person-centred care and integration as key to the expansion of community pharmacy services

PSNC lays ground for “services-led contract”

PSNC is pushing for a services-led contract and a funding model that rewards service provision and provides fair distribution

RPS: a “scandal” not to make best use of pharmacists

The RPS’s Sandra Gidley has said it would be “nothing short of a scandal” if health services did not make best use of pharmacists' clinical skills

RPS consults on the role of the pharmacist

The RPS is consulting on the role of the pharmacist and is seeking views on a draft statement

Inside Out investigation: Pharmacy feeling the pressure

The BBC’s Inside Out programme has sparked a furious debate about workload pressures and staffing levels in pharmacy

Legislation finally passed on inadvertent dispensing errors

Pharmacy bodies have welcomed the legislation to introduce a new defence for inadvertent dispensing errors

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