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RPS sets out its criteria for primary care networks

The RPS has written to NHS England to put forward some key considerations for the primary care network initiative, and to argue that pharmacy “will be vital in delivering a sustainable NHS for the future”

Exclusive: PM questions PDA on Technicians report

PDA chairman Mark Koziol said there is a “big question mark” concerning pharmacy technicians' “readiness, desire and capability” to supervise community pharmacies in the absence of a pharmacist

Pharmacy cuts appeal dismissed

Funding cuts not unlawful, the Court of Appeal rules in a decision announced today (August 23). Initial reaction here

Behind the headlines: Pharmacy’s final (brief) day in court

The Court of Appeal’s full determination has yet to be made public, but seven words from Lord Justice Stephen Irwin were sufficient to quash a last-ditch attempt to overturn the cuts

FIP fun run to raise money for Pharmacist Support

Charity Pharmacist Support is partnering with the International Pharmacy Federation (FIP) for its annual congress fun run in Glasgow

Social prescribing schemes get £4.5m

GPs will be able to refer more patients to social activities and other types of support to improve health and wellbeing after the Government announced a £4.5m investment

Medicines supply a key focus of new PSNC Brexit forum

Ensuring the concerns of pharmacists around Brexit are heard and maintaining the supply of medicines to community pharmacy patients are among the forum's core aims

Pre-reg pass rate up from last year

There was a pass rate of 79 per cent in the June registration assessment, the General Pharmaceutical Council has announced – up from 78.2 per cent last year

Report calls for more GP practice pharmacists

An NHS England-funded report suggests pharmacists should be an integral part of general practice and calls for new training initiatives for this new career path

BPSA discusses pre-reg exam complaints with GPhC

A BPSA report, published today (July 23), makes a number of recommendations about the pre-reg assessment to the regulator

Advertising regulator upholds complaint against Pharmacy2U

The ASA says Pharmacy2U’s claim that it could save the NHS £300 million a year is not based on a currently realistic scenario

Survey suggests technicians may not want supervision powers

A survey from the PDA suggests pharmacy technicians do not want greater responsibility for overseeing key tasks in pharmacies

Community pharmacists under “enormous pressure” says PSNC

Contractors face enormous and unreasonable pressure due to supply and pricing issues, PSNC says, as the latest price concessions are announced

RPS condemns the cuts – again

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society in England has reaffirmed its opposition to the community pharmacy funding cuts

Boots pharmacists vote for new union arrangement

Boots pharmacists have voted in favour of ending the recognition between the company and its own union

RPS calls for bigger role for pharmacists in mental health

The RPS in England wants pharmacists to be integrated into services providing care for people with mental health problems

Average locum pay rates revealed

The average pay rate for locum pharmacists in the UK is £22.05 an hour, according to research by Locate a Locum

Carter review: pharmacy services underused in mental health

Lord Carter’s review of NHS productivity says pharmacy services are underused in community and mental health

EXCLUSIVE. PM Questions: Sandra Gidley

Sandra Gidley has an optimistic outlook for pharmacy despite mounting challenges for both the RPS and profession as a whole

RPS board election results

The successful candidates have been announced in this year's RPS English and Welsh Pharmacy Board elections
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