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Brexit: Manufacturers told to stockpile once more

DHSC is once again asking suppliers to stockpile 6 weeks' supply of medicines.

NHS to train community pharmacists in mental health drive

The Government has announced plans to train and recruit 50 community-based mental health pharmacists in England as part of the new NHS People Plan.

Face coverings to be compulsory in Scottish pharmacies

From Friday it will be compulsory for members of the public to wear a face covering in community pharmacies in Scotland.

Informing the future

Lessons learnt throughout the Covid-19 pandemic have the potential to shape the future of pharmacy for the better.

BAME staff still waiting for Covid risk assessment

More than two-thirds of BAME pharmacists and pre-reg trainees have not had workplace coronavirus risk assessments

RPS publishes inclusion and diversity strategy

Long-awaited RPS strategy on inclusion and diversity outlines three priorities: to create a culture of belonging, champion inclusive leadership, and challenge inclusion and diversity barriers

RPS: Government must act on second BAME Covid report

EPB chair Claire Anderson urges the government to “urgently” act on a report on Covid-19`s impact on BAME communities.

RPS president apologises for comments on BAME discrimination

RPS president Sandra Gidley apologised for recent comments concerning efforts to tackle discrimination against BAME pharmacists.

Pharmacy risk assessment survey launched

The Black Pharmacists Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society are investigating whether pharmacies are carrying out risk assessments.

Public should wear face coverings in pharmacies says RPS

Matt Hancock announced it will be compulsory for all hospital visitors and outpatients to wear face coverings “at all times”.

Pharmacies get a further £50m cash advance from Government

Community pharmacies in England will receive a further £50m cash advance at the end of May to help keep the sector afloat amid severe cashflow worries.

RPS ‘disappointed’ pharmacies not included in PPE rollout

A new Government PPE portal allowing health and care workers to order supplies online is not yet open to pharmacy teams.

RPS: Pharmacists should be allowed to change scripts

The RPS wants medicines legislation to be amended so that community pharmacists can make changes to prescriptions.

Life assurance: Growing calls to include support staff

APTUK is calling for the new Covid-19 life assurance scheme to apply to all community pharmacy staff.

Boots offers safe spaces for victims of domestic abuse

GPhC and RPS give support to initiative and encourage other pharmacies to offer a safe space.

Home Office confirms pre-reg visa extension

The Home Office has agreed to offer overseas pre-registration pharmacists a one-year extension to their UK visas.

Workplace social distancing ‘impossible’ for pharmacy staff

The vast majority of pharmacists are unable to maintain social distancing from other staff in their workplace, the RPS has warned.

Covid-19: ‘GPhC should fast-track trainee registrations’

The GPhC should bring forward provisional registration for trainee pharmacists “without delay,” the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has said.

RPS: Pharmacy staff covered by assault legislation

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society says all pharmacy staff are covered by the provisions of the Assaults on Emergency Workers Act 2018.

NHS mental health hotline open to pharmacy teams

A Covid-19 NHS mental health hotline will be open to pharmacists and their teams after successful lobbying by the RPS.

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