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    End of Life (EoL) Priority Medicines Announced

    End of Life (EoL) Priority Medicines Announced

    In order the manage additional demand for end of life medicines, and ensure safe, equitable and compassionate care for patients, the Association of Palliative Medicine, Royal College of GPs, Hospice UK and the Association of Supportive and Palliative Care Pharmacy,...

    Re-use of medicines in care homes and hospices

    Re-use of medicines in care homes and hospices

    A national SOP has been developed to allow the re-use of medicines in care homes and hospices if medicines shortages occur during the coronavirus pandemic. The SOP includes a template log and feedback form in separate appendices. The most up to date information can be...

    ASPCP Conference 2018 Presentations

    ASPCP Conference 2018 Presentations

    For those members attending the ASPCP annual conference this Thursday in Birmingham you can access presentations from the members events page here. More presentations will be uploaded as these become available. Note that hard copies of presentations will not be...

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    • New consultant pharmacist credentialing
      on October 26, 2020 at 9:30 am

      We have launched consultant pharmacist credentialing to allow advanced-level practitioners to demonstrate they have the knowledge, skills, behaviours and experience required to apply for approved cons

    • Supporting patients with Long Covid
      on October 22, 2020 at 4:03 am

      NICE andSIGNhave announced they will work with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to develop a guideline on persistent effects of Covid-19 (Long Covid) on patients. Further information

    • NHS to invest in mental health support for pharmacists
      on October 21, 2020 at 1:54 pm

      The RPS has welcomed news that NHS England and NHS Improvement’s will invest an extra £15 million to strengthen mental health support for nurses, paramedics, therapists, pharmacists and su

    • Serious Shortage Protocols for fluoxetine 30mg capsules and Salazopyrin EN-Tabs 500mg
      on October 21, 2020 at 12:57 pm

      The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued Serious Shortage Protocols (SSP) for fluoxetine 30mg capsules and Salazopyrin® EN-Tabs 500mg. The fluoxetine 30mg capsules SSP will ena

    • Free COVID-19 PPE for community pharmacists
      on October 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

      The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Portal, designed for healthcare workersin England to use in emergency circumstances, has changed from being a top-up system to become the primary source of PPE

    • Concerns relating to Clear Chemist
      by Sean Smith on October 8, 2020 at 2:07 pm

      Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive of the General Pharmaceutical Council, said: “Our role is to protect patients by setting standards that pharmacies and pharmacy professionals have to meet.  These standards help make sure people receive safe and effective pharmacy care and we take action if those standards are not met.  We also provide guidance to pharmacy owners and pharmacy professionals to help them meet the standards.

    • Update on the registration assessment
      by LauraK on September 30, 2020 at 3:25 pm

      We have sent an update to candidates about our progress in rescheduling the registration assessment. The update confirms that we have identified a preferred supplier for the online registration assessment and we are currently in contractual discussions with them. We are intending to hold the registration assessment in the first quarter of 2021, while avoiding the first two weeks of January. Read the full update here  

    • Survey of provisionally-registered pharmacists: 90% of respondents have had risk assessment
      by LauraK on September 25, 2020 at 9:35 am

      GPhC publishes findings from survey of provisionally-registered pharmacists Provisionally-registered pharmacists who registered in August have been asked to complete a survey to help the GPhC to check that their employers were meeting requirements, including conducting a risk assessment. 

    • Consultation on English language guidance
      by Sean Smith on September 24, 2020 at 12:47 pm

      The GPhC is proposing that applicants to the registers of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians could use a recent pass of the Pharmacy Occupational English Language Test (OET) as evidence of English language competence. Currently, where an applicant can only provide evidence of their English language skills by taking a test, the GPhC solely accepts a pass in the International English Language testing System (IELTS) test. This change to the guidance would give applicants another type of language test to choose from.

    • Healthcare regulators publish annual report on whistleblowing disclosures
      by Sean Smith on September 24, 2020 at 9:35 am

      The GPhC in conjunction with seven other healthcare professional regulators has published its annual report on whistleblowing disclosures. All prescribed bodies have a legal responsibility to publish an annual report on the whistleblowing disclosures made to them by workers. The Whistleblowing disclosures report 2020 [189 KB] covers the reporting period April 2019 - March 2020 and is published jointly by: