Pharmacy News

Pfizer outlines training programme for Viagra Connect

Pfizer has announced details of its pharmacy training programme for the POM to P switch Viagra Connect (sildenafil 50mg)

Funding for pharmacists in care homes

NHS England is to fund 180 pharmacists and 60 pharmacy technicians to work in care homes – a move welcomed by the RPS

Rule out techs supervising POM supply, says NPA

The NPA is calling on the Government to rule out proposals that would allow pharmacy technicians to supervise the supply of prescription-only medicines.

Rule out techs supervising POM supply, demands NPA

The NPA is calling on ministers to rule out proposals that would allow non-pharmacists to supervise the supply of POMs

Government to address medication errors in NHS

The Government is launching a series of measures to reduce medication errors and improve patient safety

Revalidation roadshows come to Wales

RPS Wales has announced the dates of three Revalidation Roadshows for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

NHS 111 scheme directs over 1,200 patients to pharmacy

Minor illness referral scheme in the north east shows very promising results for December

RoE Awards: time to nominate outstanding support staff

Training Matters is looking for exceptional pharmacy team members for the Recognition of Excellence Awards 2018

GPhC responds to concerns over Bawa-Garba case

The GPhC has emphasised the importance of error reporting in light of case of convicted and struck-off paediatrician

Employer registration open for national pre-reg scheme

Employers can now register with HEE to be part of the National Pre-registration Pharmacist Recruitment Scheme

Guidance issued on Falsified Medicines Directive

Guidance has been published to help pharmacies understand and implement the EU Falsified Medicines Directive

Scotland’s CPO addresses NPA board

Rose Marie Parr emphasises person-centred care and integration as key to the expansion of community pharmacy services

PSNC lays ground for “services-led contract”

PSNC is pushing for a services-led contract and a funding model that rewards service provision and provides fair distribution

Update: Boots under fire from BBC

The BBC’s Inside Out programme, ‘Boots: Pharmacists’ under pressure’ has sparked debate about workplace pressure, patient safety and staffing in community pharmacy.

EPS being tested in urgent care

NHS Digital is to begin trialling use of the electronic prescription service by prescribers in urgent care settings

PSNC chief executive replacement announced

A new chief executive, Simon Dukes, will take over at PSNC from May

GPhC keen to work with PDA to improve patient safety

Pharmacy’s regulator has called for professional bodies to work together on patient safety agenda

Price concession delays added to contractor stress

Not all of the requested concession prices for the November dispensing month have been granted, says PSNC

Lloyds Pharmacy Summer Placements 2018

Our paid 6 week summer placement will provide you with the opportunity to showcase your potential and gain hands-on experience working in a community or supermarket pharmacy setting.

Advances in pharmacy innovation showcased in Wales

The importance of innovation in pharmacy practice is being explored today as the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales hosts its annual Medicines Safety Conference.

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