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Govt & employers 'must tackle root causes of burnout'

The Government, NHS bodies and employers must tackle the root causes of burnout in the health and care sector, the RPS has said. 

Pay concerns 'driving retention issues in pharmacy'

Concerns around pay and workload are partly behind growing retention issues among the community pharmacy workforce, a new report warns. 

NPA launches mental health initiative to mark centenary

The NPA has joined forces with charities to create awareness of mental health services provided by pharmacies.

Scottish provregs get NHS funding to resit exam

Provisionally registered pharmacists in Scotland who failed the March registration assessment are to receive financial support from the NHS to resit. 

Depression doubles in over-70s during pandemic says Age UK

A brand new guide has been created to help improve older people’s access to talking therapies.

Urgent action needed to stop violence in pharmacies says PDA

Action is needed to prevent violence in pharmacies, the PDA has said as disturbing video footage emerged of an assault on a pharmacist. 

Pharmacist charity to offer additional mental health support

Sector charity Pharmacist Support has announced it is to start offering counselling sessions to pharmacists battling mental health issues. 

Number of student calls to charity down on previous years

Pharmacist Support says the number of calls it has received from students about March's assessment is down on previous years.

EPB chair: Pharmacy must receive share of new Covid funding

The Government has pledged £7 billion to continue supporting the NHS' fight against Covid.

Pharmacies in Wales to get £500 bonus

Pharmacies in Wales will receive a bonus payment next month of £500 from the Welsh government.

March exam 'should not count as one of three attempts'

The PDA has urged the GPhC not to count the assessment this month as one of students' three attempts to pass.  

RPS urges employers to help trainees prepare for exam

The RPS has urged pharmacy employers to help trainee pharmacists prepare for the March registration assessment.

Urgent plea from NI pharmacies for support from colleagues

Northern Ireland’s CPhO Cathy Harrison has urged pharmacists “with any spare capacity” to assist colleagues in community pharmacies. 

Employers ‘cancelling prov-reg study leave’ claims PDA

Some employers are allegedly cancelling study leave for provisionally registered pharmacists, the PDA claims. 

PDA urges zero tolerance approach to violence

The PDA warns it is “long overdue" pharmacy employers take a zeo-tolerance approach to violence in pharmacies.

Allow remote exam sittings, RPS urges regulator

The RPS says it believes provisional registrants should be able to take the assessment remotely.

Study launched to understand Covid impact on pharmacy

Aston University and the PDA are examining the impact of Covid-19 on pharmacy practice in the UK.  

Pharmacist Support pledges to address 'gaps in support'

The charity says it is committed to running its ACTNow well-being awareness campaign in 2021

Well offers safe space to domestic abuse victims

Well Pharmacy has said it will offer support and advice for victims of domestic abuse in all of its 750 pharmacies in the UK.

Scottish pharmacy workers get £500 payment from Government

Community pharmacy staff in Scotland are to receive a one-off payment of £500 from the Scottish Government as thanks for their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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