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RPS welcomes NHS patient safety strategy

The RPS has welcomed the publication of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy, and says that pharmacists will take centre stage.

‘Broad support’ for proposals on new education standards for pharmacists

Responses to a GPhC consultation indicate "broad support" for plans to integrate academic study and practical experience.

Breaking: Sandra Gidley elected RPS president

Sandra Gidley was elected president at today’s (Tuesday July 16) meeting of the RPS assembly.

GPs disregard pharmacist recommendations in new study

GPs trialling a new model of care were often reluctant to follow pharmacist recommendations, say researchers.

FtP concerns raised with GPhC up 15% on previous year

The GPhC dealt with more Fitness to Practise concerns in 2018-19, though fewer individuals were removed from the register.

Pharmacists win NHS parliamentary awards

Both community pharmacists shortlisted in this year's NHS Parliamentary Awards won in their respective categories.

Majority favour reduction in number of regulators

Most respondents to a government consultation favoured a reduction in the number of healthcare regulators.

Breaking: Soni to step down as RPS president

Ash Soni said he planned "to focus on other areas" after ruling himself out of the RPS presidential elections.

RPS may face high court over expulsion of EPB member

The RPS could face a judicial review over the way it removed Sultan Sid Dajani from the English Pharmacy Board.

Exclusive: GPhC throws out Dajani misconduct allegations

Sid Dajani has had misconduct allegations made against him by the RPS dismissed by the GPhC amid ’victimisation’ claims, Pharmacy Magazine can reveal

HEE says current pharmacy training model is unsustainable

The current pharmacy training model is not sustainable for future workforce requirements, a HEE report has warned.

GPhC survey aims to improve the way it regulates

A GPhC survey is seeking views of pharmacists and technicians on their roles, responsibilities and job satisfaction.

Two pharmacists shortlisted for parliamentary awards

Olutayo Arikawe and Ade Williams have been nominated by MPs for parliamentary awards.

Regulations introduce SSPs into terms of service

Amendments to the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013 have been laid before Parliament

Pharmacy minister “alert to financial pressures”

Pharmacy minister Seema Kennedy said she is “alert” to the difficulties facing community pharmacy contractors.

Breaking: New English Pharmacy Board chair elected

Claire Anderson replaces Sandra Gidley as the new English Pharmacy Board chair.

EXCLUSIVE: RPS out of touch according to survey

The RPS is out of touch with the needs of community pharmacy and needs to fight harder for the profession to keep its members, a survey suggests

Reflective practice endorsed by nine healthcare regulators

Regulators join forces to promote benefits of reflective practice to patients and the public.

NPA chief: PCNs could leave “big hole” in sector

The clinical pharmacist role's expansion in PCNs could leave “a big hole” in community pharmacy, Mark Lyonette warns.

GPhC almost £1m in red, latest accounts reveal

The GPhC reported a deficit of £941,000 in the year ending March 2019.

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