Practice

Pharmacy's way forward

PHE has launched Pharmacy: A way forward for public health, a document that sets out the opportunities for commissioners and pharmacy teams to make a difference to the public’s health.

Numark steps up HLP support

Numark has stepped up its training offering for members trying to achieve healthy living pharmacy status after seeing an increasing demand for support.

GPhC approves new technician training standards

Revised courses for pharmacy technicians are expected to be rolled out from September 2018, following the GPhC’s approval of updated standards  

Call for greater role for pharmacists in AMS

A campaign to raise awareness of the importance of antimicrobial stewardship amongst pharmacists has been launched by The Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Flu vaccination spec published

The service specification and patient group direction (PGD) for the community pharmacy Flu Vaccination Advanced Service 2017/18 have been published.

HEE survey into workforce needs

HEE is inviting community pharmacies to participate in the first ever national survey looking at training and development needs across the pharmacy workforce.

AYP Week launched

The theme of this year’s Ask Your Pharmacist week, which will run from 6-13 November, is ‘Discover your local pharmacy’.

Safety incident reports on the rise, NPA says

The number of medication safety incidents being reported to the NPA is increasing consistently, the Association said

NPA targets new MPs

Every new MP to Parliament should be invited to visit an independent community pharmacy before October, when Parliament begins its autumn session, the NPA has urged.

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.
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