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NPA 'urging' contractors to answer PSNC survey

Community pharmacy contractors are being urged to respond to a survey that asks how effective representative structures are.

Pharmacists must lead supervision reform says PDA

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has called for reform of the rules around community pharmacy supervision.

Number of people turning to charities rises in four years

The number of people turning to charities and benevolent funds including Pharmacist Support has risen in the last four years.

Over 2,300 complaints to Ofcom over comments on pharmacists

Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has received 2,313 complaints regarding comments made about pharmacists on ITV’s This Morning.

'Fear of GPhC prevents mental health discussion'

Harpreet Chana says pharmacists are reluctant to talk openly about mental health for fear of being kicked off the register.

GPhC publishes new pharmacy guide for patients

A new online guide for patients on what to expect from a pharmacy can be downloaded from the GPhC website.

“Overwhelming” burnout threat facing 80% of pharmacists

Four-fifths of pharmacists are facing “overwhelming” workplace pressures, a survey of the profession indicates.

Patient safety resources launched to support PQS

The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group and PSNC release two pharmacy quality scheme resources. 

Resources on the way for 'Help Us Help You' campaign

The Help Us Help You winter campaign returns and distribution of campaign materials has begun.

RPS: Govt "missed opportunity" to support pharmacists

RPS president Sandra Gidley says a mental health service for doctors and dentists is “a real missed opportunity” for pharmacists. 

PSNC to assess contractor support through independent review

PSNC wants an independent review to determine how effectively it and LPCs are working for contractors.

Regulator cracks down on online supply of high-risk meds

The regulator is taking “robust” enforcement action against online pharmacies who inappropriately supply high-risk medicines.

National bodies highlight expanding role of pharmacists in PCNs

The RPS, BMA and RCGP have called for the greater use of community pharmacists across primary care networks.

Call to action over workplace stress in pharmacy

The charity Pharmacist Support has launched a major campaign to highlight mental health concerns in pharmacy.

Pharmacist charity’s ‘Go Green’ campaign to return

The charity has spoken out about the need for funding in the wake of “rocketing” demand for its services.

GPhC chair visits Bedminster Pharmacy

GPhC chairman Nigel Clarke went to Bedminster Pharmacy in Bristol to learn how it empowers its staff. 

GPhC consults on renewal fees

It is the first time the regulatory body has proposed an increase in fees since 2015.

Know More Pain campaign launched

The campaign encourages people to understand more about body pain, including its causes.

Tory vice-chair champions pharmacy flu jab service

Chris Skidmore MP invited Ellacombe Pharmacy to his community Health and Wellbeing day.

Celebrity push for free flu jab uptake

Athlete Roger Black, singer Amelia Lily and TV presenter Matt Johnson have teamed up with Sanofi Pasteur.

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