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GPhC: No alternative to registration exam

“Not feasible” to introduce an alternative to the registration exam, the GPhC says as it comes under pressure to scrap the assessment. 

Allow remote exam sittings, RPS urges regulator

The RPS says it believes provisional registrants should be able to take the assessment remotely.

Provisional pharmacists won’t run vaccination sites

It would not be appropriate for provisionally registered pharmacists to head up pharmacy Covid-19 vaccination sites, the GPhC has said. 

GPhC under pressure to scrap assessment for pro-regs

The GPhC is coming under pressure to delay or scrap the assessment for provisionally-registered pharmacists.

GPhC decision on antisemitism case referred to high court

A GPhC fitness to practise ruling has been referred to the High Court after the regulator was accused of failing to make a finding of antisemitism.

Study launched to understand Covid impact on pharmacy

Aston University and the PDA are examining the impact of Covid-19 on pharmacy practice in the UK.  

Pharmacist Support pledges to address 'gaps in support'

The charity says it is committed to running its ACTNow well-being awareness campaign in 2021

GPhC will help all existing pharmacists become prescribers

The GPhC says it will take steps from 2021 onwards to support all pharmacists who are already on the register to train as independent prescribers.

All new pharmacists to prescribe as GPhC approves plans

The GPhC has approved the new standards for the initial education and training of pharmacists.  

CPhOs pen letter of gratitude to the UK's pharmacies

On 26 November 2020, a joint letter of support to UK pharmacy staff, pharmacy technicians and pharmacists was published.

Pharmacy minister describes 'tough' funding talks

Jo Churchill has confirmed the Government is considering additional funding to meet the costs incurred by community pharmacy during the pandemic.

Pharmacy network voted Top Team at Scottish Health Awards

CPS chief executive Harry McQuillan said it was ‘absolutely great’ to see those on the frontline recognised

A fifth of provisionally registered pharmacists are not employed

Twenty per cent of provisionally registered pharmacists are not currently employed in the sector, according to data published by the GPhC.

Pharmacists can alleviate Covid vaccine fears, BBC told

Pharmacists can alleviate people's fears about taking the Covid-19 vaccine, Thorrun Govind told the BBC. 

Scottish pharmacy workers get £500 payment from Government

Community pharmacy staff in Scotland are to receive a one-off payment of £500 from the Scottish Government as thanks for their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic.

GPhC: Online registration exam must be sat in person

The GPhC has confirmed that its first online registration assessment will be held in mid-March, with candidates travelling to Pearson VUE test centres.

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.

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