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Pharmacist safety reports plummet by 43%

A distinct trend towards reduced reporting of patient safety incidents by pharmacies has continued throughout the Covid-19 pandemic says the NPA.

GPhC seeks permanent remote FtP hearing powers

The GPhC is seeking permanent legal powers that will allow it to hold remote fitness to practise hearings and to make certain hearings private.

Best of the rest: Service Excellence

There were so many inspiring RoE Awards entries in 2020, so meet the ‘best of the rest’ in the Service Excellence category.

State of play: Covid-19 vaccines

Covid-19 vaccination milestones are being reached, but where does community pharmacy fit into the rollout?

Annual GPhC fee reviews could be replaced by ‘multi-year cycle’

The GPhC is to hold a consultation on plans to set its registration fees for a multi-year period, rather than reviewing them each year.

Covid-19 vaccine round up

Use this round up to find the most up-to-date news and information on Covid-19 vaccination.

Six in 10 struggling to stay positive in third lockdown

Many in the UK are struggling to maintain a positive mental outlook during the current lockdown, a recent Ipsos MORI poll reveals.

Best of the rest: Team Leader

There were so many inspiring RoE Awards entries this year, so meet the ‘best of the rest’ in the Team Leader category.

Government under fire over pharmacy vaccine ‘snub’

Government under intense criticism for failing to deploy England’s community pharmacy network to help deliver Covid vaccinations on a wide scale.

A new hope: Covid-19 vaccine rollout

The wait is over: the first Covid-19 vaccine has been administered. But where do community pharmacy teams fit in?

Best of the rest: Outstanding Contribution

There were so many inspiring RoE Awards entries this year, so meet the ‘best of the rest’ in the Outstanding Contribution category.

Pharmacy saves 35k GP consultations a week in Wales

Community pharmacies in Wales conduct an average of 15.5 advice consultations a day – a total of 11,000 per day – according to a new audit.

MHRA recalls batches of betahistine dihydrochloride tablets

The MHRA has recalled batches of betahistine dihydrochloride tablets.

Kent pharmacies rocked by staffing issues during crisis

Ninety-five per cent of Kent pharmacies experienced problems with staffing levels during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Best of the rest: Customer Care

There were so many inspiring entries this year for the RoE Awards so meet the ‘best of the rest’ in the Customer Care category.

NI tackles community pharmacy workforce trends

Sector leaders in Northern Ireland have announced plans to recruit more than 1,100 pharmacy workers over the next five years.

GPhC ‘still taking too long on FtP cases’

The GPhC is still taking too long to conclude fitness to practise (FtP) cases, the Professional Standards Authority says in its annual report.

Sharp drop in pharmacy safety reports during pandemic

Pharmacies may not be reporting incidents due to Covid-19 work pressures, the NPA has warned.

Rise in the number of children likely to have mental health problems

The number of children who are likely to have experienced a mental disorder in the last three years has risen.

Cocaine should be sold in pharmacies says charity

A charity is calling for stimulant street drugs including cocaine and ecstasy to be ‘nationalised’ and sold in Government-run pharmacies.

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