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Majority back 5-year MPharm but funding questions remain

The majority of respondents to a GPhC survey said they favour integrated standards for pharmacists’ education and training.

National bodies highlight expanding role of pharmacists in PCNs

The RPS, BMA and RCGP have called for the greater use of community pharmacists across primary care networks.

Call to action over workplace stress in pharmacy

The charity Pharmacist Support has launched a major campaign to highlight mental health concerns in pharmacy.

RxTech day returns

Pharmacy Technician Day returns on 15 October 2019 to celebrate the important work that pharmacy technicians every day. 

Less than half of GP pharmacists have ‘clinical’ qualification

Less than half of GP pharmacists in England have had access to the CPPE’s ‘clinical pharmacist’ qualification, the PDA said.

RPS launches inclusion and diversity programme

The RPS has launched the initiative to allow it to “better represent our membership and pharmacists everywhere".

Pharmacist charity’s ‘Go Green’ campaign to return

The charity has spoken out about the need for funding in the wake of “rocketing” demand for its services.

Jo Churchill confirmed as new pharmacy minister

Following several weeks of speculation, the Bury St Edmunds MP has been confirmed as the new pharmacy minister.

Pre-reg prep tool not reflective of exam, BPSA hears

A number of candidates who sat this year's pre-reg exam have raised concerns with the BPSA.

PSNC to hold roadshows to explain five-year deal

A series of roadshows will help pharmacists understand how the five-year settlement will impact their pharmacies.

Pharmacists can differentiate meningitis from headache

Pharmacists have reacted to a letter from a doctor claiming they lack the diagnostic skills to spot signs of meningitis.  

Pre-reg exam pass rate lowest for eight years

Only 72% of candidates passed June’s pre-registration exam - the lowest level in eight years. 

“Even more concerns” around new apprenticeship proposal

The PDA said the second proposal for a pharmacy apprenticeship has generated "even more serious concerns" than the first.

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.

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