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GPhC seeks to tackle overrepresentation of BAME cases

The GPhC says it plans to understand and tackle the overrepresentation of BAME individuals in fitness to practise concerns.

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.

One in 10 pharmacists flouting GPhC antibody test ban

Exclusive: Just under eight per cent of pharmacists are currently offering a Covid-19 antibody testing service despite the GPhC's prohibition. 

GPhC: Trans hormone pharmacy ‘failed to safeguard children’

An online pharmacy which has attracted controversy failed to meet the GPhC’s standard for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

GPhC issues flu jab statement amid ‘bullying’ reports

Owners need to make sure there are enough qualified staff members on site at all times, the GPhC has stressed amid 'bullying' concerns.

NPA calls for policy change on pharmacy antibody testing

NPA urges Public Health England to allow community pharmacies to provide Covid-19 antibody testing.

Support staff training requirements take formal effect

The GPhC set out requirements for the education and training of pharmacy support staff on October 1.

Government places order for one million antibody tests

The Government has placed its first order for one million Covid-19 antibody tests in a bid to understand the spread of the virus.  

Lloyds in spotlight once more after locum EHC refusal

LloydsPharmacy has come under criticism after a pharmacist refused to provide emergency hormonal contraception.

Growth in employee whistleblowing reports to GPhC

The number of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians whistleblowing to the GPhC continues to grow.

Six pharmacies forced to stop selling codeine P-meds

The GPhC has taken enforcement action against six pharmacies stopping them from selling or supplying codeine linctus preparations without a prescription. 

GPhC gains extension of suspension order in FtP case

Case follows another in July where extension to suspension order was not granted.

GPhC will raise Covid infection reporting awareness with employers

GPhC chief executive Duncan Rudkin said it will tell pharmacy employers to report occupational Covid-19 infections.

Pharmacy employers report six Covid-19 cases to Government

Community pharmacy employers have reported a total of six instances of exposure to coronavirus in the workplace.

Home-use antibody tests could be approved ‘within months’

A coronavirus antibody test is currently undergoing ‘ease of use trials’ to determine whether it can be used by the general public.

GPhC defends antibody test ban

It is “legitimate and appropriate” for the GPhC to take action over 'retail issues' chief executive Duncan Rudkin has claimed.

GPhC presses ahead with premises fee hike despite opposition

The GPhC is to increase its premises renewal fees by £103 from next April, despite two-thirds of consultation respondents opposing the plans. 

Pharmacists warned not to offer antibody tests

Pharmacists are being urged not to offer Covid-19 antibody tests out of fears that individuals who test positive may assume they are immune.

Essential protected characteristics will stay in GPhC papers

The GPhC says protected characteristics will stay in papers handed to its investigating committee if they provide “essential” context.

GPhC to 'blind' FtP hearings to avoid racial bias

The GPhC will trial a system aimed at ensuring its regulation is fair and unhindered by unconscious bias.

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