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Pharmacist told he can’t remove himself from register

The High Court recently granted a GPhC request to extend a suspension against a pharmacist who wishes remove himself from the register. 

GPhC under mounting pressure over exam booking chaos

The GPhC is coming under increasing pressure to ensure trainees can sit the assessment next month.

Wales Week London puts spotlight on community pharmacy

PM editor Richard Thomas joins a panel of experts to debate the changing role of community pharmacy in Wales during the annual Wales Week London celebrations.

DHSC extends SSP for Salazopyrin until March 8

The serious shortage protocol for Salazopyrin EN-Tabs 500mg has been extended until March 8.  

Call for community pharmacists to support urgent care service

The clinical lead on an NHS urgent care service for patients with long-term conditions has spoken of the scheme’s “desperate need” for pharmacists.

Lexon’s appeal against £1.2m fine for collusion dismissed

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has dismissed pharmaceutical company Lexon’s appeal against a £1.2m fine for breaking competition law. 

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.

Lloyds pharmacists support hospital Covid vaccination drive

LloydsPharmacy employees in the Newcastle area are helping to vaccinate NHS workers against Covid-19. 

Prescription charge rises by 20p in England

NHS prescription charges will rise to £9.35 per prescription item from April 1, an increase of 20p on the current charge. 

Employers 'must not delay publishing gender pay gap data'

NAWP president Naina Chotai has urged pharmacy employers to publish data on gender pay gaps as soon as possible.

Pharmacy technicians invited onto PPE panel

Pharmacy technicians and dispensing staff have been invited to join a panel that assesses the quality of PPE.

Pharmacist safety reports plummet by 43%

A distinct trend towards reduced reporting of patient safety incidents by pharmacies has continued throughout the Covid-19 pandemic says the NPA.

PSNC: Deprived areas hit by pharmacy closures

Over 600 pharmacies in England have closed since 2016 and 200 in the last year alone, with those in deprived areas worst affected says PSNC chief.

GPhC seeks permanent remote FtP hearing powers

The GPhC is seeking permanent legal powers that will allow it to hold remote fitness to practise hearings and to make certain hearings private.

Misperceptions causing people to reject vaping says report

Misperceptions around the risks of vaping could be causing people to turn their backs on electronic cigarettes, says PHE.

Superdrug launches £120 PCR saliva test for Covid

Superdrug has become the first high street retailer in the UK to launch a saliva-based PCR home-use test for coronavirus. 

Government paid pharmacists' company £20m advance for PPE

Medicine Box Ltd says it was paid £20 million of a £40 million contract for PPE up front by the government.  

Unison in dispute with Lloyds parent over contract changes

Trade union Unison has said it is in dispute with LloydsPharmacy parent  McKesson UK and will ballot members on possible industrial action. 

Pharmacy teams encouraged to support Covid vaccine study

Researchers are asking pharmacy teams to take part in a study to monitor the safety of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.

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.

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