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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?

Prescription charge rises to £9.00

Primary care “must play its part” in NHS savings and the cost hike is part of this programme, the Government says

Pharmacists’ role in diabetes care highlighted

A new report highlights community pharmacy’s role in preventing and treating diabetes

Pharmacy must reflect to prevent another Gosport, say bodies

Pharmacy bodies have collaborated on a learning resource on the events at Gosport, which saw at least 450 patients die

Where next for the NHS Long-Term Plan?

By Royal Pharmaceutical Society England board chair Sandra Gidley As the dust settles from the publication of the long-awaited NHS Long-Term Plan, many across the profession will be looking to what it means in practice. There are certainly opportunities for pharmacy, but it would be fair to say some in the community sector will be wondering what happens next. Pharmacists certainly featured more than ever before and it was great to see NHS England recognise how central their skills will be to meeting its ambitions around patient safety and delivering better value from the billions of pounds spent on medicines each year.

FMD deadline: “Progress” towards compliance sufficient

Pharmacists are advised that despite early glitches most medicine packs with FMD safety features may be dispensed

Boots UK launches new specialist pharmacist role

The role recognises "pharmacists who combine the highest level of clinical competence with a drive to innovate"

New polypharmacy guidance from RPS

There is increasing focus in the healthcare sector on the issues that can occur as a result of polypharmacy

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