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NI pharmacy chief awarded an OBE

Dr Mark Timoney was chief pharmaceutical officer for Northern Ireland for 2013-19

Bedale pharmacy gives Chancellor Rishi Sunak his flu jab

The local MP admits to a great passion for community pharmacy and the ease of access it provides

A champion of health during the Covid crisis

Independent Pharmacy Awards winner Tracey Kyle says patients were scared and some were aggressive during Covid-19.

Counter assistant awarded £15k in age discrimination case

A pharmacy counter assistant who was fired after a flare-up of her arthritis has been awarded over £15,000 by an employment tribunal.

Pharmacies invited to register interest in ANI scheme

“Ask for ANI” provides a simple way for victims of domestic to signal to pharmacy staff that they need help.

National Association of Women Pharmacists elects president

The National Association of Women Pharmacists has a new president after Naina Chotai was elected to the role. 

GPhC gains extension of suspension order in FtP case

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

IFPP now open to provisionally registered pharmacists

Registration closes on 10 January 2021, and there is no fee or cost to access the programme

Nominations for the NHS Parliamentary Awards close on 1 September

Community pharmacists were winners in two categories in 2019.

Get behind the Pharmacist Support ACTNow campaign

ICP is proud to support the Pharmacist Support ACTNow campaign to raise awareness about well-being.

CPNI appalled by racist abuse of pharmacists

CPNI chief executive Gerard Greene said his organisation is “appalled” that pharmacists are being racially abused.

SCR alert deemed a success but more tests to follow

A Reasonable Adjustment Flag on the SCR to indicate a learning disability or other impairment could be rolled out by the end of the year

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

Shielding guidance to be relaxed from 6 July

From 1 August vulnerable people will no longer be advised to shield

Community pharmacy has risen to the challenge of coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has been terrible but it has also highlighted how valuable pharmacy is, says Faheem Ahmed. 

New enemy is complacency says NHS Confederation

Immediate priority is to prevent another surge, says NHS Confederation's Niall Dickson 

Ambitious pharmacist sought for new PCN role

New community pharmacy role in Ealing will be "pivotal to improving quality of care"

NHS social media campaign supports pharmacy

Updated resources available to support campaign 

Pre-regs can provisionally join register from August

Pre-reg graduates must still sit online registration assessment at the first opportunity

Hospitals plan for return to routine working

Patients going in for planned operations will need to self-isolate for 14 days beforehand

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