Practice

Accuracy checking training from CPPE

A new Accuracy checking pharmacy technician programme has been launched by CPPE, as part of its growing portfolio of learning opportunities for pharmacy technicians.

Pharmacy research bursaries awarded

The recipients of the 2017 Health Education Foundation awards have been announced, including a project looking at pharmacy consultations around unipolar depression in men

Legal defence on dispensing errors put before Parliament

Proposed legislation that would safeguard pharmacists from criminal liability where an inadvertent dispensing error has occurred has been laid before Parliament

Rebalancing Board update

The RPS has called for wider consultation on supervision, following the latest meeting of the Rebalancing Board.

CPPE back European Antibiotic Awareness Day

CPPE has confirmed it will be backing European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) 2017 with its third annual campaign.

Mental health funding boost

A funding boost of £500,000 to improve mental health services has been announced by the Scottish Government to coincide with World Mental Health Day on 10 October.

Long-term success for EPS

The electronic prescription service (EPS) has managed to save the NHS £130 million over three years, according to new statistics released by NHS Digital.

New pharmacy research mentoring scheme launched

Pharmacy Research UK (PRUK) is calling on novice researchers and potential mentors to sign up online to a new mentoring scheme

Tough times ahead

Sue Sharpe, chief executive of PSNC, pulled no punches when she delivered a bleak, but honest, outlook on community pharmacy to delegates at this year’s Pharmacy Show.

Focus on hypertension

The opportunity for community pharmacy to step in and support people with hypertension is huge, especially as drug adherence is so poor, said Liam Stapleton at this year’s Pharmacy Show.

New education standards for pharmacy technicians

The GPhC has launched new standards for the initial education and training of pharmacy technicians

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.

Could you be a flu champion?

A new initiative to support community pharmacy in the delivery of the pharmacy flu vaccination service has been launched by Pharmacy Complete.

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
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