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Pharmacy risk assessment survey launched

The Black Pharmacists Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society are investigating whether pharmacies are carrying out risk assessments.

Public should wear face coverings in pharmacies says RPS

Matt Hancock announced it will be compulsory for all hospital visitors and outpatients to wear face coverings “at all times”.

Pharmacies get a further £50m cash advance from Government

Community pharmacies in England will receive a further £50m cash advance at the end of May to help keep the sector afloat amid severe cashflow worries.

RPS ‘disappointed’ pharmacies not included in PPE rollout

A new Government PPE portal allowing health and care workers to order supplies online is not yet open to pharmacy teams.

RPS: Pharmacists should be allowed to change scripts

The RPS wants medicines legislation to be amended so that community pharmacists can make changes to prescriptions.

Life assurance: Growing calls to include support staff

APTUK is calling for the new Covid-19 life assurance scheme to apply to all community pharmacy staff.

Boots offers safe spaces for victims of domestic abuse

GPhC and RPS give support to initiative and encourage other pharmacies to offer a safe space.

Home Office confirms pre-reg visa extension

The Home Office has agreed to offer overseas pre-registration pharmacists a one-year extension to their UK visas.

Workplace social distancing ‘impossible’ for pharmacy staff

The vast majority of pharmacists are unable to maintain social distancing from other staff in their workplace, the RPS has warned.

Covid-19: ‘GPhC should fast-track trainee registrations’

The GPhC should bring forward provisional registration for trainee pharmacists “without delay,” the Royal Pharmaceutical Society has said.

Covid-19: MPharm students 'must not compromise exams'

Undergraduates hoping to support pharmacies fighting Covid-19 'should complete scheduled exams first'.

RPS: Pharmacy staff covered by assault legislation

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society says all pharmacy staff are covered by the provisions of the Assaults on Emergency Workers Act 2018.

NHS mental health hotline open to pharmacy teams

A Covid-19 NHS mental health hotline will be open to pharmacists and their teams after successful lobbying by the RPS.

Scrap the prescription charge during pandemic, Government urged

Pharmacy bodies are urging the Government to scrap all prescription charges in England for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic.

RPS cancels board elections due to pandemic

The RPS Assembly has said it is cancelling this year's national pharmacy board elections because of Covid-19.

RPS asks police for greater protection for pharmacy teams

The RPS calls for a zero-tolerance approach to aggressive behaviour towards under-pressure pharmacy staff.

RPS “shocked” at lack of recognition for pharmacy teams over COVID-19 response

EPB chair Claire Anderson tells Matt Hancock pharmacy teams are going “above and beyond” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pharmacy teams named as ‘key workers’ after backlash

Pharmacists and pharmacy staff members are to be explicitly named on the Government's list of ‘key workers’.

RPS: Give pharmacists protection from coronavirus

The RPS has drawn up a series of recommendations to protect pharmacists from the coronavirus pandemic.

RPS calls for reversal in smoking services decline

RPS marks No Smoking Day issues with call for additional public health funding.

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