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'Fear of GPhC prevents mental health discussion'

Harpreet Chana says pharmacists are reluctant to talk openly about mental health for fear of being kicked off the register.

No-deal Brexit preparations wound down

DHSC advises no-deal preparations should cease.

Worrying number of pharmacies running a deficit

A recent analysis commissioned by GPhC suggests a worrying number of pharmacy businesses are operating at a deficit.

NHS “top priority” for Tories following landslide win

Boris Johnson said the NHS will be the “top priority” for his government after the Conservative's sweeping victory.

Google urged to crack down on fake medicine sites

Google and other search engines need to take more action against websites selling fake medicines, says an IP protection firm.

APTUK Conference 2019

The future of the pharmacy technician profession was the theme of this year's APTUK conference.

Your 2019 Pharmacy Show round up

This year’s Pharmacy Show had it all: top-brass speakers, a wealth of exhibitors and plenty of CPD opportunities for the whole pharmacy team.

PHE launches Every Mind Matters

Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS launch Every Mind Matters, a new mental health campaign.

Community pharmacies more likely to fail GPhC inspections

Community pharmacies are more likely to fail a GPhC inspection but also account for all pharmacies rated excellent.

Suicide rates up for first time in 6 years

The number of suicides in the UK has risen for the first time since 2013, according to the Office of National Statistics.

“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.

Elevating excellence

Pharmacy support staff took centre stage at the sixth annual RoE Awards. Here's a round up of the day...

Diabetes duty

The RPS says pharmacy teams must be utilised for type 2 diabetes services to aid prevention and improve overall care.

The big reveal: RoE 2019

The results are in! The long wait to reveal who has taken home this year's RoE trophies is finally over.

Value of vaccines

New vaccination data highlights that there’s work to be done to improve childhood vaccination rates, despite some positive signs. 

End of an era

After four years in the top job, Tess Fenn announced her intention to step down as APTUK president at the Association’s annual conference. Here, she about her decision.

APTUK 2018 Conference

Patient safety was the theme underpinning two days of discussion and debate at the 62nd Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK conference in Glasgow. Read the full conference report here.

Debate rages on

Supervision hits the headlines once again, as PDA survey causes controversy.

RoE 2018 winners announced at spectacular ceremony

Pharmacy support staff from across the UK were celebrated at the Recognition of Excellence Awards on 20 June as the pharmacy sector joined together to recognise and reward the very best in community pharmacy.

RPS targets mental health

A new RPS report calls for pharmacy teams to take on a bigger role in mental health care provision.

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