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Another 65 pharmacies begin Covid vaccinations

Sixty-five community pharmacy-led vaccination sites have this week become part of the coronavirus vaccination programme in England.

RPS launches survey on diversity & inclusion

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society wants to know if its membership base is representative of the profession as a whole. 

NPA and RPS celebrate milestone anniversaries

Both the National Pharmacy Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society have begun celebrations for key milestones.

Allow remote exam sittings, RPS urges regulator

The RPS says it believes provisional registrants should be able to take the assessment remotely.

Government under fire over pharmacy vaccine ‘snub’

Government under intense criticism for failing to deploy England’s community pharmacy network to help deliver Covid vaccinations on a wide scale.

Pharmacists 'can tackle vaccine concerns among BAME patients'

Sandra Gidley says pharmacists have “enormous role” in giving patients confidence to take Covid-19 vaccines.

All new pharmacists to prescribe as GPhC approves plans

The GPhC has approved the new standards for the initial education and training of pharmacists.  

New legislation needed for pharmacy data access say bodies

Pharmacies must continue to have the enhanced access to patient data that has been available to them during the Covid-19 pandemic, sector bodies have said.

Government urged to allow pharmacists to alter prescriptions

Pharmacy figures met the government to discuss proposals allowing pharmacists to change prescriptions.

Pharmacy teams ‘must receive Covid jab as a priority’

Community pharmacy teams must receive the Covid-19 vaccination at the same time as other health professionals, the RPS has said.

RPS president slams Poundland over ’irresponsible’ paracetamol offer

RPS president Sandra Gidley calls Poundland “irresponsible” for its multi-buy offer on paracetamol.

Further visa extension for overseas pharmacists announced

The government has extended the visas of thousands more overseas health workers including pharmacists.

Pharmacist education 'must address racial inequalities'

BPA president Elsy Gomez Campos warns pharmacy is hindered by a “deep-rooted denial” of racial inequality.

RPS urges retailers to protect shoppers from online substitution

RPS president Sandra Gidley wants “robust safety procedures” to protect people when drugs bought online are substituted.

RPS: Act now to stop fake medicines flooding the UK

The RPS warns Matt Hancock that the UK supply chain will be exposed to counterfeit medicines without safety measures.

Priadel supplies to continue after watchdog probe launches

Essential Pharma has agreed to continue supplying the drug to the NHS after the UK competition watchdog launched an investigation.

RPS members open to Covid vaccine role for techs

RPS members say they support the Government using “healthcare professionals who would not normally vaccinate”.

Pharmacy employers 'must learn lessons of first wave'

RPS director of pharmacy Robbie Turner warns employers must ensure staff are risk-assessed for Covid-19.

RPS and RCGP launch plan to improve flu vaccination roll-out

The RPS and RCGP have encouraged GPs and pharmacists to work together to ensure people get a flu vaccine this year.

Health bodies ask Hancock to stop Priadel withdrawal

Health leaders have written to Matt Hancock urging him to ensure patients continue to have access to bipolar disorder drug Priadel.

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