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RPS: Pharmacists not "prescription police"

Pharmacists should check people’s eligibility for benefit-related exemptions “at the time the transaction occurs” to reduce fraud or error, the NAO said

Care home pharmacists deployed in ‘army of experts’

NHS England is to recruit 200 ‘clinical pharmacists’ and pharmacy technicians to an “army of experts” tasked with reducing unnecessary medication

Elen Jones appointed director for RPS in Wales

Ms Jones will be accountable for national policy development, professional advocacy and member engagement across Wales

RPS raises concerns with apprentice trailblazer group

The pharmacy sector can expect to see “much more detail” on controversial proposals to introduce degree-level apprenticeship qualifications for pharmacists

PHE taken to task for pharmacist vaccination snub

Public Health England has been urged to acknowledge the “vital role” pharmacists play in immunisation programme after omitting to mention the profession

NHS England: £100m OTC savings are a “long-term” goal

NHS England has told Pharmacy Magazine it “did not claim that it would save £100m in the first year” after introducing OTC prescription guidance

Pharmacy minister reveals shortfall in OTC prescription savings

Savings from NHS England’s OTC prescription guidance appear to be falling far short of an expected target of up to £100m each year

Concern, confusion over apprenticeship proposals

Proposals to allow pharmacists to qualify via a five-year apprenticeship scheme have sparked controversy as the profession seeks clarity

RPS plunges into the red

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society made a loss of more than £1.2 million in 2018, according to its latest annual financial statement

New GP indemnity scheme covers practice pharmacists

A new government-funded indemnity scheme for GP practices will, for the first time, cover practice pharmacists

Wales cracks down on script drug dependence

NHS Wales has been told to make better use of the expertise of pharmacists to support evidence-based prescribing

GPhC training proposals for pharmacists “will fail without funding”

The RPS has joined others in warning that “ambitious” GPhC proposals need "considerable investment and infrastructure"

Pharmacy's sexual health potential untapped, says PHE

Community pharmacies can do a lot to address sexual health issues like STIs and HIV says Public Health England

“Misunderstanding” on remote supervision says Government

Pharmacist Mariam Ahmed’s petition has received over 10,000 signatures, thereby requiring a Government response

RPS warns on dangers of DNP

RPS president Ash Soni spoke to the BBC about the dangers of DNP, sold illegally online as a weight loss treatment

Cuts to NHS pre-reg funding put on hold

A cut of 25 per cent in salary support for NHS preregistration trainees announced by HEE will be put on hold

Asthma patients cutting meds back due to cost

Prescription charges are causing over half of asthma patients in England to cut back on their medications, Asthma UK has warned

DHSC: 7,500 medicines have touchpoint with EU

7,000 POM and P medicines and 500 GSLs come from or via Europe, health minister Stephen Hammond said

One in eight: Young people and mental health

Over 12 per cent of five to 19-year-olds are currently dealing with at least one mental health disorder

What is the public appetite for digital healthcare?

The Government is backing digital healthcare in a big way, but is the public interest there yet?

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