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RPS president: I will not seek re-election to EPB

RPS president Sandra Gidley has said she will not run for re-election to the English pharmacy board.

Duchess of Cornwall praises pharmacy teams in Sussex visit

The Duchess of Cornwall met with community pharmacy workers yesterday to learn about the role they have played during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Growing calls for diversity in national RPS elections

The deadline for nominations for the national pharmacy board elections closes in two days' time.

UK-wide exam deferred as PSNI says delays ‘unacceptable’

Plans to introduce a common registration exam across Great Britain and Northern Ireland have been pushed back to autumn “at the earliest”.

Exam: Scottish candidates won’t be forced to travel

The GPhC has said that registration exam candidates in Scotland “should be able” to sit the exam without crossing the border into England.

Pharmacist jailed for selling black market pills from mother’s pharmacy

A pharmacist who sold addictive prescription drugs on the black market from his mother’s pharmacy was today sentenced to a year in jail.

‘Incredibly disappointing’ start to CPCS referrals from GPs

The GP referral arm of the consultation service has got off to an “incredibly disappointing” start says PSNC chief Dukes.

Pharmacy contract must be redrawn says AIMp chief

The five-year contract for pharmacies in England must be redrawn to give the sector a stronger footing within the NHS, says AIMp chief Hannbeck.

PM urged to protect health workers against new Covid strains

Boris Johnson has been urged to ensure health workers are protected from new strains of Covid.

PDA: Vaccine delivery could prevent future cuts

PDA chair Mark Koziol says community pharmacy's delivery of Covid vaccines may change the government's perception of the sector.

GPhC makes U-turn on overseas exam candidates

The GPhC has caved in to demands to allow overseas registration assessment candidates to sit the exam online irrespective of time differences. 

Nominations open for RoE Awards 2021

The Recognition of Excellence Awards are back and open for nominations from community pharmacy.

Pharmacies in code word scheme to help domestic violence victims

Domestic abuse victims can turn to pharmacies for help as part of an initiative that launches today.  

Government under fire over pharmacy vaccine ‘snub’

Government under intense criticism for failing to deploy England’s community pharmacy network to help deliver Covid vaccinations on a wide scale.

Gomez Campos elected to head up PDA BAME Network

Elsy Gomez Campos first president of the PDA's Black and Minority Ethnic Pharmacists' Network

Pharmacy network voted Top Team at Scottish Health Awards

CPS chief executive Harry McQuillan said it was ‘absolutely great’ to see those on the frontline recognised

Pharmacists can alleviate Covid vaccine fears, BBC told

Pharmacists can alleviate people's fears about taking the Covid-19 vaccine, Thorrun Govind told the BBC. 

EEA pharmacy qualifications to be recognised after Brexit

Government guidance published for pharmacists who want to practice in the UK after Brexit.

Self Care Week addresses wellbeing in lockdown

This year's Self Care Week is promoting the importance of looking after wellbeing during the second lockdown. 

NI pharmacy chief awarded an OBE

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

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