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Six pharmacies forced to stop selling codeine P-meds

The GPhC has taken enforcement action against six pharmacies stopping them from selling or supplying codeine linctus preparations without a prescription. 

GPhC: Separate IP qualification to remain for now

Plans to incorporate an independent prescribing qualification into initial training will not be put into action “for the foreseeable future".

GPhC gains extension of suspension order in FtP case

Case follows another in July where extension to suspension order was not granted.

GPhC will raise Covid infection reporting awareness with employers

GPhC chief executive Duncan Rudkin said it will tell pharmacy employers to report occupational Covid-19 infections.

Pharmacy schools call for two-year FY programme

Individuals training to become pharmacists should undergo a two-year foundation programme after completing their MPharm, school leaders say.

The GPhC must answer difficult questions

The GPhC is suddenly in the spotlight. After displaying flexibility and responsiveness with many of its actions during the Covid crisis, it now finds itself facing difficult questions on several fronts. 

Pharmacy employers report six Covid-19 cases to Government

Community pharmacy employers have reported a total of six instances of exposure to coronavirus in the workplace.

PDA asks GPhC if it will examine non-reporting of Covid infections

The PDA writes to the GPhC to ask if it will investigate why no pharmacy employer has reported occupational Covid infections.

Home-use antibody tests could be approved ‘within months’

A coronavirus antibody test is currently undergoing ‘ease of use trials’ to determine whether it can be used by the general public.

GPhC defends antibody test ban

It is “legitimate and appropriate” for the GPhC to take action over 'retail issues' chief executive Duncan Rudkin has claimed.

Pre-reg training year could be replaced from 2021

The pre-registration year for trainee pharmacists could be scrapped and replaced with a ‘one-year foundation programme’ as early as next summer.

GPhC presses ahead with premises fee hike despite opposition

The GPhC is to increase its premises renewal fees by £103 from next April, despite two-thirds of consultation respondents opposing the plans. 

Pharmacists warned not to offer antibody tests

Pharmacists are being urged not to offer Covid-19 antibody tests out of fears that individuals who test positive may assume they are immune.

GPhC income up slightly and expenditure down in 2019-20

The GPhC saw its income increase slightly over the last 12 months according to its latest financial report.

Essential protected characteristics will stay in GPhC papers

The GPhC says protected characteristics will stay in papers handed to its investigating committee if they provide “essential” context.

GPhC to 'blind' FtP hearings to avoid racial bias

The GPhC will trial a system aimed at ensuring its regulation is fair and unhindered by unconscious bias.

GPhC prepared to pursue employers over Covid risk assessments

The GPhC is prepared to investigate employers who fail to carry out covid-19 risk assessments, chief executive Duncan Rudkin has said.

Court refuses GPhC application to suspend zopiclone pharmacists

The High Court has refused an application to extend a suspension order against two pharmacists accused of illegally supplying controlled drugs.

GPhC lacks power to pursue pharmacy owners, says PDA

The PDA says it is still concerned the GPhC does not have “adequate powers” to regulate pharmacy owners.

GPhC announces new approach to revalidation

Anyone with a renewal deadline between September 1 and December 31 this year will only be required to submit a reflective account.

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