PSNC: Government must protect rural pharmacy services

The PSNC urges the government to find “a credible successor” to essential small pharmacies local pharmaceutical services.

Why didn’t RPS help keep NAWP alive, asks pharmacist

Leading pharmacist asks why the RPS allegedly failed to follow up on a plan to keep a women's pharmacy body going.

Prescription items for obesity in decline

Over 370,000 items were prescribed for obesity in primary care last year according to NHS Digital.

Three in five pharmacies expect profits to grow

Three in five pharmacies expect their profits to increase in the next 12 months, according to a report by Lloyds Bank.

Women’s pharmacy body to dissolve at end of 2019

The National Association of Women Pharmacists says it will dissolve because of "numerous societal changes."

IFATE refused to reveal apprenticeship group

The PDA says IFATE did not reveal who is behind the pharmacy apprenticeship proposals during a meeting.

Interview: Neil Lister

Self care is a work-in-progress but for the PAGB, the challenge is to remain relevant as it reaches its 100th year.

Prescriptions will fall by 40% by 2025

North East London LPC secretary Hemant Patel warns the number of prescriptions will fall by 40% by 2025.

Contractors told to take part in oral health campaign

The PSNC has urged contractors to take part in NHS England’s "mandatory" oral health campaign.

Serious shortage protocols hearing due for May 10

The Good Law Project’s expedited hearing on the serious shortage protocols will be heard on May 10.

DHSC revealed final concessions list on April 29

The Department of Health and Social Care announced the final list of price concessions for April on April 29.

PDA secures apprenticeship meeting on Thursday

The PDA says it has secured a meeting with IFATE on Thursday to discuss plans to introduce a pharmacy apprenticeship.

CPS disappointed at 2019-20 funding package

Community Pharmacy Scotland says it is disappointed at the financial package for 2019-20 offered by the Scottish government.

LPCs need £3m a year to provide pharmacists for PCNs

Hemant Patel urged the PSNC to "make representations on our behalf” so pharmacies can be funded for PCNs. 

Court to hold serious shortage protocols hearing

The Court of Appeal will hold an expedited oral hearing over a possible judicial review of the serious shortage protocols.

PHE criticised for failing to mention pharmacy vaccine role

Public Health England has been criticised for supporting doctors and nurses “on the frontline” and not mentioning pharmacists.    

RPS secures promise of more details on apprenticeships

The RPS says it has secured a commitment from the IFATE to provide more detail on its pharmacy apprenticeship.

RPS calls for integral care home role for pharmacists

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has called for pharmacists to play an integral role in care homes in Scotland.  

BMA: Measles vaccine rates ‘incredibly concerning’

The BMA says figures revealing over 500,000 children did not receive the measles vaccine is “incredibly concerning.”

We’ll bring transparency insist EPB election rivals

Candidates running for election to the English Pharmacy Board have vowed to bring transparency to the RPS.

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