Analysis

Scottish contractors see fine print of 2019-20 settlement

Part 7 Drug Tariff discount clawback for contractors in Scotland has been retrospectively reset.

‘Broad support’ for proposals on new education standards for pharmacists

Responses to a GPhC consultation indicate "broad support" for plans to integrate academic study and practical experience.

RPS launches members survey after damning views from pharmacists

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has launched its own survey to gauge what its members think about it.

RPS stays silent on Ash Soni unlawful dispensing

The RPS fails to respond to questions on whether it took action against Ash Soni over unlawful dispensing at his pharmacy.    

GPs disregard pharmacist recommendations in new study

GPs trialling a new model of care were often reluctant to follow pharmacist recommendations, say researchers.

FtP concerns raised with GPhC up 15% on previous year

The GPhC dealt with more Fitness to Practise concerns in 2018-19, though fewer individuals were removed from the register.

Reissner: RPS public body status may impact legal case

David Reissner says it is “by no means clear” the RPS is a public body as Sid Dajani presses for a judicial review.

Majority favour reduction in number of regulators

Most respondents to a government consultation favoured a reduction in the number of healthcare regulators.

RPS is failing independent pharmacists, survey reveals

Pharmacists in independents and small multiples have criticised the RPS for a lack of leadership and relevance.

GP DMIRS could send 20m patients to community pharmacy

A patient referral model could lead to 20.4m GP consultations being transferred to community pharmacy.

We’ll support independents, promises RPS chief

RPS chief Paul Bennett vows to work with independent pharmacists as the new NHS structures emerge.

No PCN funding “earmarked for pharmacy”

No portion of PCN funding has been “earmarked exclusively for pharmacy,” says the deputy chief pharmaceutical officer.

Sweetheart union law change post-Boots?

The PDA-Boots tussle has ended but will there be a law change making it easier to end sweetheart union arrangements?

Decriminalisation – one year on

Twelve months after its introduction, what impact has the defence against prosecution for a dispensing error had?

Generic panic post-Brexit

How are pharmacy and pharmaceutical players ensuring patients have access to medicines post-Brexit?

Cannabis conundrums

Certain medical products derived from cannabis are now available on prescription in the UK. Richard Hough examines a decision that could have wide-ranging implications for patients…

Call for pharmacy to be more supportive of women carers

Pharmacists are in an ideal position to empower women in these roles, says new report.

Pharmacists play key role in elderly adherence, says FIP

Dosage administration aids and reminder systems are among a list of pharmacy interventions with evidence of improving adherence to medication in elderly patients.

London locum rates 'well below average'

London rates fell well below the average for the UK, at £18.07 per hour.

Benchmark survey: make your voice heard

ICP and CIG Research want to hear your views on the key issues affecting pharmacy in 2018.

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