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EEA pharmacy qualifications to be recognised after Brexit

Government guidance published for pharmacists who want to practice in the UK after Brexit.

90% of pharmacists are at high risk of burnout

Seventy-two per cent of pharmacists say their work is having a negative impact on their mental health while nine-tenths are at high risk of burnout.

Lloyds loses key battle in PDA union talks

The CAC sides with the PDA Union on the proposed bargaining unit, rejecting Lloyds' claim that all store workers should be included. 

Further visa extension for overseas pharmacists announced

The government has extended the visas of thousands more overseas health workers including pharmacists.

Most LPCs think relationship with PSNC improved this year

The majority of LPCs think their relationship with PSNC has improved over the past year despite the turmoil of Covid-19, according to poll.

Number of pre-regs to GP practices through split scheme rises

A split pre-reg scheme has increased the number of trainees to surgeries this year.

GPhC to implement new education standards 'as early as possible'

New standards include the aim of people being independent prescribers at the point of registration.

MPs launch inquiry into the impact of pandemic on pharmacy

The All-Party Pharmacy Group is warning that Covid-19 is posing an existential threat to the sector.

Pharmacist education 'must address racial inequalities'

BPA president Elsy Gomez Campos warns pharmacy is hindered by a “deep-rooted denial” of racial inequality.

Trainees pharmacists ‘must do 90 hours’ prescribing training’

Trainees will be required to complete 90 hours’ training in independent prescribing as part of their foundation year, the GPhC has indicated.  

NI tackles community pharmacy workforce trends

Sector leaders in Northern Ireland have announced plans to recruit more than 1,100 pharmacy workers over the next five years.

GPhC seeks to tackle overrepresentation of BAME cases

The GPhC says it plans to understand and tackle the overrepresentation of BAME individuals in fitness to practise concerns.

GPhC ‘still taking too long on FtP cases’

The GPhC is still taking too long to conclude fitness to practise (FtP) cases, the Professional Standards Authority says in its annual report.

Pharmacy technicians accused of ‘landgrab’ on pharmacist role

APTUK accused of being 'overly ambitious' in its competency framework for primary care pharmacy technicians. 

Pharmacists predict growth in minor ailment services

Exclusive: Community pharmacists view NHS minor ailments services as a fundamental part of their future role, a new survey finds. 

GPhC issues flu jab statement amid ‘bullying’ reports

Owners need to make sure there are enough qualified staff members on site at all times, the GPhC has stressed amid 'bullying' concerns.

One more week to support charity fundraiser for pharmacists

Pharmacist Support, the charity for UK pharmacists, has made a plea for donations to its annual TEAMGreen fundraiser in its final week.

Pharmacy teams to benefit from extra £15m mental health funding

Pharmacists and support staff in England are set to benefit from extra £15 million in mental health funding.

‘Incredible contribution’: Keith Ridge praises technicians

The CPhO congratulates pharmacy technicians for helping to support “excellent patient care" throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Support staff training requirements take formal effect

The GPhC set out requirements for the education and training of pharmacy support staff on October 1.

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