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GPhC proposes education & training overhaul

The GPhC is proposing wide-ranging changes to the education and training pharmacists receive

Insight: Behaviour gone bad

By Alexander Humphries Last week I decided to confront one of my most difficult patients. It was not an easy thing to do but it was necessary – and the outcome was rather surprising...

Top tips for revalidation

If your GPhC registration is due for renewal by October 31 you need to revalidate now, says Sandra Gidley, chair of the RPS English Pharmacy Board

Pharmacists well placed to support female caregivers

A new report explores ways in which pharmacists can support the health needs of women who act as informal caregivers and play a “crucial and unappreciated role"

Pharma companies behind on FMD preparation

The Belgian non-profit, which was set up to keep falsified medicines out of the European medicines supply chain, said that many pharma companies were behind on the ‘on-boarding’ process

Natural wellbeing and healthcare

This module provides an overview of how essential oils are used in aromatherapy products, to enable confident conversations 

Exercise improves mood – but ‘more isn’t always better’, says study

A major US study points to a clear association between regular exercise and a reduction in poor mental health – but suggests that ‘more exercise is not always better’

Where should accountability lie?

By David Gallier-Harris, a member of the DHSC’s rebalancing board, writing in a personal capacity The superintendent pharmacist/responsible pharmacist consultation from the rebalancing board reviews the current legislation and proposes moving much from primary legislation to professional regulatory control. One result of these proposals is that failure to comply with a new mixture of GPhC standards, rules and regulatory guidance would become fitness to practise matters, rather than criminal offences, as is currently the case.

RPS England board member breaks rank to oppose ‘weak’ cuts stance

Board member Sultan ‘Sid’ Dajani has ‘broken rank’ to attack what he describes as the Society’s ‘weakness’ in addressing community pharmacy funding cuts

Carter review: pharmacy services underused in mental health

Lord Carter’s review of NHS productivity says pharmacy services are underused in community and mental health

Invest in pharmacists to improve access to medicines, FIP urges

A new report argues that pharmacists can tackle supply chain inefficiencies that leave people in many countries without access to basic life-saving medicines

PDAU to give £1 to charity for each vote in de-recognition ballot

The PDAU says it hopes the gesture will encourage Boots pharmacists to take part in the forthcoming ballot on whether to de-recognise the BPA

Pharmacists feel more confident but concerns remain, survey suggests

Optimism around profit growth is offset by widespread concerns related to mounting financial pressures, a new survey suggests

Ban on prescribing valproate to women of childbearing age

The RPS has come out in support of new restrictions on the prescribing of an epilepsy drug that can harm the health and development of unborn children

NHS England accused of short termism by PAC

The Department of Health’s system for funding the NHS focuses too much on short-term survival, says a House of Commons Committee 

New training for Solpadeine

Training resources are available from Solpadeine to help pharmacy teams when recommending stronger pain relief

Amazon shelves plans to crack US pharma market

The potential ‘Amazonisation’ of the pharmaceutical products distribution network has been the subject of speculation in recent years

Health Committee Brexit report says EU alignment vital

The Government’s intention to remain aligned with the European Medicines Agency has been welcomed by the Health and Social Care Committee 

New GP contract agreed for 2018-19

NHS England chief exec Simon Stevens described the contract as a "further concrete step in investing in and strengthening general practice"

Latest NICE advice on smoking cessation

New NICE guidelines on stop smoking interventions but there are warnings about declining number of specialist services

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