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GPhC gains extension of suspension order in FtP case

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

Pharmacy schools battling A-level uncertainty

Pharmacy schools report that they are struggling to respond to a “highly unusual situation” as students cope with A-Level fallout. 

DHSC announces first price concessions for August

The Department of Health and Social Care has today announced the first wave of price concesssions for August.

School of pharmacy closes BAME attainment gap

Wolverhampton school of pharmacy says it is one of just five in the UK to close the ethnicity attainment gap.

Introducing the new GSK Consumer Healthcare

GSK Consumer Healthcare has created a new joint venture.

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.

PSNC overhaul must be agreed by indies and multiples says NPA

The NPA is calling for a ‘triple lock’ approval process to ensure that any changes to pharmacy representation do not favour one set of contractors.

PHE replacement ‘must include pharmacy’ says RPS

The body replacing Public Health England must use pharmacy to address the NHS care backlog, the RPS warned. 

Pharmacy teams delivering chemo drugs during pandemic

Community pharmacy teams are among the health workers who have delivered chemotherapy drugs to cancer patients during the Covid-19 crisis.

Advising on stimulant laxatives

Find out how new MHRA regulations affect the supply of stimulant laxatives so you can reassure customers and help them find the right products

Webinar: The Wright Review - What next for LPCs

Our speakers and presenters reflected on the main findings, highlighted some of the key themes of the debate so far, looked at what lessons can be learnt from other sectors, and explored the direction of travel and anticipated next steps. 

New restrictions on OTC sales of stimulant laxatives

Smaller packs, new labelling to warn products do not help with weight loss, and sales restricted to people over 18.

GSK & Pfizer close landmark OTC merger

GSK Consumer Healthcare and Pfizer Consumer Healthcare have announced the creation of a new joint venture as they reach the end of a lengthy merger process.   

Value of statins in the elderly confirmed

Starting statins reduces the risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality among people aged 75 years and older, a new study finds. 

Public Health England to be scrapped over Covid handling

Health secretary Matt Hancock will soon abolish Public Health England and merge it into a new organisation specifically tasked with handling pandemics. 

Pharmacy schools call for two-year FY programme

Individuals training to become pharmacists should undergo a two-year foundation programme after completing their MPharm, school leaders say.

Amazon Pharmacy launches in India

E-commerce giant Amazon has launched an online pharmacy business in India, offering a combination of prescription and OTC medicines.

Community pharmacy training launched for provisional pharmacists

CPPE is accepting applications for its 12-month training programme for foundation pharmacists joining the provisional register

Revamped NHS Test and Trace app being tested

Isle of Wight and Newham are testbeds for new version of NHS Test and Trace app.

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