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Common pre-reg exam across UK from 2021

GPhC and PSNI approve a common exam

NPA 'urging' contractors to answer PSNC survey

Community pharmacy contractors are being urged to respond to a survey that asks how effective representative structures are.

GPhC taken to task for Fitness to Practise failings

The GPhC is taking steps to improve its handling of FtP cases after a Government arms-length body identified a number of concerns.

Pharmacists must lead supervision reform says PDA

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has called for reform of the rules around community pharmacy supervision.

Pharmacists may be included in new prescribing powers bill

A new bill set before Parliament today aims to extend prescribing powers to more health professions.

GPhC switches to digital registration for PTs

The GPhC has switched applications for pharmacy technician registration from paper to digital through the myGPhC system.

GP contract ‘bad news for community pharmacy’

The new GP contract is described as placing additional financial stress on the community pharmacy sector.

All change at RPS Scotland

Director and deputy to retire in 2020.

Pharmacists offered ‘fast-track’ medical degrees under Brexit plans

The government is planning to offer pharmacists and paramedics a fast-track conversion course to retrain as doctors.

Pharmacies still failing to meet safety standards, warns PDA

The PDA warns many UK pharmacies are still failing to meet key patient safety standards such as adequate staffing levels.

NHS director quizzed on community pharmacists ‘jumping ship’

An NHS official has denied claims that employment incentives for GP pharmacists will harm community pharmacy.

Number of people turning to charities rises in four years

The number of people turning to charities and benevolent funds including Pharmacist Support has risen in the last four years.

New approach for NI pharmacists as CPhO appointed

Pharmacists should focus on making the most of their medicines expertise, Northern Ireland's new chief pharmacist has said.

Over 2,300 complaints to Ofcom over comments on pharmacists

Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has received 2,313 complaints regarding comments made about pharmacists on ITV’s This Morning.

NICE calls for greater use of community pharmacies

NICE is calling for the NHS to make greater use of community pharmacies to promote health and wellbeing in local areas.

London LPC forges links with commissioners

North East London LPC has said it is now being invited to bid for pharmacy services rather than submit speculative proposals.

PCN expectations ‘unrealistic’ say pharmacy bodies

NHS England & Improvement has been criticised as having “unrealistic” expectations of pharmacists beginning to work in PCNs.

APTUK launches pharmacy technicians skills survey

Pharmacy professionals are asked to register their interest in the national survey.

'Fear of GPhC prevents mental health discussion'

Harpreet Chana says pharmacists are reluctant to talk openly about mental health for fear of being kicked off the register.

Pharmacist jailed for selling drugs worth £280k on black market

A West Midlands pharmacist has received a 28-month prison sentence for selling medicines on the black market.

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