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PDA launches charter and campaign for safer pharmacies

The PDA has launched a Safer Pharmacies Charter with the aim of improving patient safety through better working conditions

Revalidation to go live in March

Revalidation for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will start on March 30, 2018, the GPhC has announced

Boots UK comments on trade body decision

Boots UK employees may be affected by a decision made by the Central Arbitration Committee

Legal defence on dispensing errors put before Parliament

Proposed legislation that would safeguard pharmacists from criminal liability where an inadvertent dispensing error has occurred has been laid before Parliament

Latest prescription stats published by NHS Digital

Nearly 1.02 billion items were dispensed by community pharmacies in 2016-17, according to figures issued by NHS Digital

Ask Your Pharmacist Week in full swing

Ask Your Pharmacist Week kicks off today with hundreds of ‘Discover Your Local Pharmacy’ open days taking place

Some pharmacies face struggle to survive, warns Sharpe

The outlook for contractors in the immediate future is bleak as some pharmacies face severe cash flow problems, warns Sharpe

NHS England will not respond to Murray review

NHS England will not publish a response to the Murray review of community pharmacy clinical services, APPG meeting told

How much less do female pharmacists earn?

New data suggest full-time women pharmacists earn less than men but women working part-time earn more

PDA and NPA demand patient safety pledge

The PDA and NPA have appealed to the Department of Health’s Rebalancing Board to adopt a patient safety ’pledge’

PSNC paints pessimistic picture for the future

The impact of the funding cuts in England is going to hit contractors hard in November, PSNC has warned

Are there barriers to women leaders in pharmacy?

With a number of pharmacy organisations with few or no women on their elected boards, what might be stopping more women putting themselves forward

Your chance to be the face of pharmacy!

NHS England is looking for community pharmacy team members to feature in a new national advertising campaign

New education standards for pharmacy technicians

The GPhC has launched new standards for the initial education and training of pharmacy technicians

GPhC welcomes positive PSA review

The GPhC has met all of the Professional Standards Authority’s standards for good regulation in 2016/17

CPS wants a rethink on supervision

Community Pharmacy Scotland has called for “flexibility” in pharmacy’s supervision arrangements

PDA steps up fight against remote supervision

The PDA is to hold an “emergency meeting” to discuss supervision at next month’s Pharmacy Show

Pharmacy Magazine goes green for Pharmacist Support

Pharmacy Magazine goes green to mark the start of Pharmacist Support’s annual fundraising week

Supervision plans are “healthcare on the cheap”, says NPA

The NPA says plans to allow POMs to be supplied without pharmacist supervision are “dubious” and “irresponsible”

RPS urges minister to fast forward decriminalisation

Ash Soni has again urged the Government to speed up its work on ending the automatic criminalisation of dispensing errors

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