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Government makes it easier to recruit overseas pharmacists

The Government has made it easier for overseas pharmacists to come to the UK by adding the profession to the Shortage Occupation List.

Pharmacists' body slams 'callous' NHS pay rise offer

The Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists has attacked the government's proposed one per cent NHS pay rise.

Exam: Scottish candidates won’t be forced to travel

The GPhC has said that registration exam candidates in Scotland “should be able” to sit the exam without crossing the border into England.

Pharmacist jailed for selling black market pills from mother’s pharmacy

A pharmacist who sold addictive prescription drugs on the black market from his mother’s pharmacy was today sentenced to a year in jail.

March exam 'should not count as one of three attempts'

The PDA has urged the GPhC not to count the assessment this month as one of students' three attempts to pass.  

Exam chaos: Students crowdfund travel costs

The BPSA has set up a support fund for candidates forced to travel for their registration assessment.

Pharmacist told he can’t remove himself from register

The High Court recently granted a GPhC request to extend a suspension against a pharmacist who wishes remove himself from the register. 

GPhC under mounting pressure over exam booking chaos

The GPhC is coming under increasing pressure to ensure trainees can sit the assessment next month.

RPS urges employers to help trainees prepare for exam

The RPS has urged pharmacy employers to help trainee pharmacists prepare for the March registration assessment.

GPhC seeks permanent remote FtP hearing powers

The GPhC is seeking permanent legal powers that will allow it to hold remote fitness to practise hearings and to make certain hearings private.

PDA: Vaccine delivery could prevent future cuts

PDA chair Mark Koziol says community pharmacy's delivery of Covid vaccines may change the government's perception of the sector.

GPhC makes U-turn on overseas exam candidates

The GPhC has caved in to demands to allow overseas registration assessment candidates to sit the exam online irrespective of time differences. 

Health minister condemns assault on pharmacist

Northern Ireland health minister Robin Swann has condemned an assault on a community pharmacist who asked a customer to wear a mask. 

Confusion over GPhC’s 60% exam pass rate ‘estimate’

GPhC says its “estimate” of a 60 per cent pass rate in the upcoming registration exam is “definitely not a prediction”. 

Annual GPhC fee reviews could be replaced by ‘multi-year cycle’

The GPhC is to hold a consultation on plans to set its registration fees for a multi-year period, rather than reviewing them each year.

Pharmacy colleagues thanked in joint letter from regulators

Pharmacy colleagues have been thanked for their ongoing work throughout the Covid-19 pandemic in a joint letter from UK regulators. 

Charity launches online training for community pharmacy

Cancer Research UK is inviting community pharmacy teams to take part in its ‘Talk Cancer for Pharmacy’ live online workshops.

Survey will look at impact of delayed exam on prov-regs

The UKCPA has launched a survey to understand how the delay to the assessment has affected prov-regs. 

Ridge signs letter urging staff to get Covid vaccine

Keith Ridge is among the signatories to a letter urging health and social care staff to get a Covid vaccine.  

Running Covid vaccinations ‘hugely rewarding’ for pharmacist

A pharmacist running Covid-19 vaccinations in Brighton describes her involvement in the national immunisation programme as “hugely rewarding”.

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