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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.

90% of pharmacists are at high risk of burnout

Seventy-two per cent of pharmacists say their work is having a negative impact on their mental health while nine-tenths are at high risk of burnout.

Plea for calm in pharmacies during second wave

CPNI chief Gerard Greene urges the public to show pharmacies patience during the second wave of Covid-19.

All pharmacy staff to be tested twice a week for Covid-19

Pharmacy teams are included in NHSE&I’s new plans to send health workers home testing kits for coronavirus twice a week, PNN has learned. 

NI tackles community pharmacy workforce trends

Sector leaders in Northern Ireland have announced plans to recruit more than 1,100 pharmacy workers over the next five years.

One more week to support charity fundraiser for pharmacists

Pharmacist Support, the charity for UK pharmacists, has made a plea for donations to its annual TEAMGreen fundraiser in its final week.

Pharmacy teams to benefit from extra £15m mental health funding

Pharmacists and support staff in England are set to benefit from extra £15 million in mental health funding.

Government PPE portal now main provider for pharmacies

The portal – once intended as a top-up system only – is now to be the primary source of PPE for community pharmacies.

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