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Boots launches pharmacy technician apprenticeship

A brand new Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship scheme is being launched by Boots UK this September.

Supervision dispute steps up

An open letter from pharmacists denouncing potential DH plans allowing pharmacy technicians to supervise medicines supply has been delivered to the RPS.

Pharmacy should grab travel health opportunity, says Boots

Community pharmacy will be key in providing travel health services if the NHS stops funding for travel vaccines

Charities call on government to do more for carers

With a survey suggesting that the work of the UK's 6.5million unpaid carers is not valued enough, charities are calling on the new government to do more

Judge expresses ‘regret’ on pharmacy cuts decision

Judge dismisses PSNC and NPA judicial reviews in savage blow for sector

CPD shake up

The GPhC has launched a consultation on revalidation and its proposals to shake up the CPD system for pharmacy professionals.

GPhC plans new MCA training framework

After evaluating its role in accrediting training for unregistered pharmacy staff, the GPhC is reviewing its framework and taking a step back.

APTUK and UKCPA team up

APTUK and the UKCPA enter into preliminary discussions of working together to promote and support inter-professional learning within the pharmacy profession.

Pharmacy professional standards launched

New standards for pharmacists and technicians that come into effect on Friday 12 May will empower the profession, the GPhC has said

Allergy category on the up

Sales of OTC allergy medicines have grown by more than five per cent in the last year, reaching a value of over £116 million.

Boots puts spotlight on melanoma

Boots has announced the launch of its Mole Scanning Service to raise awareness of melanoma and encourage people to check their moles.

All community pharmacists should prescribe, says APPG

The All-Party Pharmacy Group makes seven recommendations from a series of evidence sessions looking at the impact of government cuts on community pharmacy  

GPhC's plans for revalidation revealed

A consultation launches on key changes to the CPD system for pharmacy professionals – find out about revalidation

Changes to EC guidance: a summary

The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) has updated its guidance on emergency contraception (EC).

Order your Be Clear on Cancer toolkit

Pharmacy teams can now order their campaign toolkit for Public Health England  “Be Clear on Cancer Respiratory Symptoms” campaign.

Judge rules not to proceed with GPhC standards case

A challenge against the GPhC relating to new Standards for Pharmacy Professionals will not proceed further, a judge has ruled

Wales maintains pharmacy funding at £144 million

The community pharmacy sector is a “fundamental part” of the primary care sector in Wales, said health secretary Vaughan Gething

Pharmacy London wins Flu Fighter Award

The London Pharmacy Reaching Carers’ team have won the NHS Flu Fighter Carer’s Award 2017.

Pharmacy teams surpass flu vaccination record

Pharmacy teams administered 221,000 more flu vaccinations under the national Flu Vaccination Service in 2016/17 than in the previous year.

NHS publishes FYFV next steps

NHS England has published Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View – its delivery plan for the next two years.
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NHS England wants extensive prescribing blacklist

The national commissioning body wants to see the end of prescribing of over 3,000 treatments for common conditions

Boots launches pharmacy technician apprenticeship

A brand new Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship scheme is being launched by Boots UK this September.

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