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“Even more concerns” around new apprenticeship proposal

The PDA said the second proposal for a pharmacy apprenticeship has generated "even more serious concerns" than the first.

“A curate’s egg” - responses to funding deal come in

Community pharmacy's unprecedented five-year funding deal has been met with a range of responses.

New contract: services pave way to clinical future

The new contractual framework will considerably expand clinical services from pharmacies over the next five years.

Chief medical officer highlights UK pharmacists’ AMR work

AMR still centre stage in outgoing chief medical officer's final annual report.

Pharmacy PCN funding to be finalised next week

The PSNC's Alastair Buxton said the level of community pharmacy funding for primary care networks has not been finalised.     

Community pharmacies to pilot fast-track UTI service

Pharmacies are to offer a fast track service to women who suspect they have a urinary tract infection.

Alprazolam misuse highlighted in young

Young people are especially likely to misuse alprazolam resulting in short-term toxicity and long-term dependence, research finds.

App to help patients book community pharmacy services

A patient health app is to extend its appointment booking feature to include community pharmacy services.

Flu jabs in community pharmacies boost overall uptake

Offering flu immunisation in community pharmacies increased the number of people in Wales who received the jab, report finds.

NHS England rebrands DMIRS as CPCS

The Digital Minor Illness Referral Service has been renamed the NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service.

Pharmacists among new group of diabetes clinical champions

Birmingham pharmacist Satyan Kotecha is among the latest ‘clinical champions’ selected by Diabetes UK.

Insight: Global Pharmacy x Jane Msumba

'I truly believe pharmacy is an incredibly exciting and versatile profession, as it really does open doors for us as students once we graduate into a whole host of fascinating domains.'

Insight: Advanced Pharmacist Addictions x Laura Wilson

Within addictions services, pharmacists are taking on more extensive roles; they can be full or part time prescribers based within local community addiction teams and/or take on supporting and advisory roles for the health board. Read on to find out about this innovative role!

Insight: Employability

What is ‘employability’?What is the relevance of the term 'employability'?The relevance of 'employability' to pharmacy? Read on to find out about Gautam Paul's PhD and career and also find out about about the importance of employability.

Insight: From Community to Industry x Preetam Patel

"Looking back I personally believe when it came to careers day at university pharmacy students weren’t given the whole picture when it came to industry. We did not need a first degree and we definitely did not need to go to a ‘special’ university to get into industry." - Preetam Patel details her journey from Community Pharmacy into Industry

Insight: PharmData x Oliver Staunton

"I think that as time goes on, and the role of pharmacy changes, there will always be opportunities for new and exciting ways to do things, and that includes IT." - Oliver Staunton created a Pharmacy IT company, find out more about how it came to be.

5 Year Pharmacy Degrees? A closer look at the Nottingham 5 Year course

Tom Gray, Head of Professional and Clinical Leadership at Nottingham University discusses the fruition of the Nottingham 5 year Pharmacy degree and outlines his thoughts on the GPhC initial education and training proposal.   

Insight: NMC x Ruth Wakeman

"Pharmacists have a lot of transferable skills that enable us to undertake policy roles. We tend to have a good eye for detail and are able to read, understand and communicate complicated information to different audiences and we are used to juggling multiple priorities." Ruth Wakeman of the NMC outlines her involvement in the world of policy

Insight: NMC x Ruth Wakeman

"Pharmacists have a lot of transferable skills that enable us to undertake policy roles. We tend to have a good eye for detail and are able to read, understand and communicate complicated information to different audiences and we are used to juggling multiple priorities." Find out how Ruth Wakeman has refined the above in her roles in policy

Insight: TED x Mark Clymer

"Reflecting on my role and career as a future pharmacy leader has enabled me to understand that the skills I developed as a clinical pharmacist are applicable and transferable to a variety of other settings" - Find out more about how Mark Clymer utilises these skills

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