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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 AGM and Conference 2020

    ASPCP AGM and Conference 2020

    The ASPCP 2019/20 financial report and 2019 AGM minutes are now available on the members area of the website here. The ASPCP AGM will be held virtually on 19th November 2020 during the ASPCP Conference. If you have not already booked a place this must be done before...

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    • HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
      on April 9, 2021 at 10:34 am

      Her Majesty The Queen is Patron of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. Following the sad news of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Sandra Gidley, President of the Ro

    • Lateral flow COVID-19 tests now available from pharmacies in England
      on April 9, 2021 at 8:22 am

      RPS England Board member Ash Soni was interviewed by BBC Breakfast, following the launch of the NHS community pharmacy COVID-19 lateral flow device distribution service in England. Otherwise known as

    • Applications to join new RPS Expert Advisory Groups now open
      on April 8, 2021 at 3:32 pm

      We are recruitingmembers for three new Expert Advisory Groups, which are being set up to provide a fresh source of expertise on issues relating to the pharmacy profession. The groups will work on iss

    • RPS President Sandra Gidley not seeking re-election
      on April 7, 2021 at 8:15 am

      RPS President Sandra Gidley will not be seeking re-election to the English Pharmacy Board this year. Sandra was Chair of the English Pharmacy Board from June 2015-2019 and has been RPS President since

    • More work needed to tackle institutional racism, says RPS
      on April 1, 2021 at 7:19 am

      Commenting on yesterday’s report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, RPS President Sandra Gidley said: “While the report focusses on the health inequalities experiences by B

    • Contact centre bank holiday opening hours
      by LauraK on March 29, 2021 at 6:52 pm

      Our contact centre will be closed from Thursday 1 April at 5.00pm for Easter Bank Holiday and will reopen on Tuesday 6 April at 9.30am

    • Foundation training year 2021/22
      by funmi.afolabi on March 25, 2021 at 4:41 pm

      The foundation training year will replace the current pre-registration training year from July 2021. These changes are part of the implementation of the new standards for the initial education and training of pharmacists we published in January 2021. We are currently working with Health Education England (HEE), NHS Education Scotland (NES) and Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW), pharmacy schools and other key organisations to gradually implement changes to the foundation training year over the coming years.

    • Government consultation “a real opportunity” to improve health professional regulation for patients
      by Sean Smith on March 25, 2021 at 11:53 am

      Duncan Rudkin, Chief Executive of the General Pharmaceutical Council, comments on the Department of Health and Social Care's public consultation Regulating healthcare professionals, protecting the public. “This consultation is a real opportunity to improve health professional regulation, so we can best protect patients and support health services and health professionals to provide high-quality care.

    • GPhC to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on provisionally-registered pharmacists and pre-registration trainees
      by LauraK on March 24, 2021 at 5:11 pm

      The General Pharmaceutical Council has commissioned Keele University to research the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on provisionally-registered pharmacists and pre-registration trainees Through the study, the GPhC aims to understand the experiences of clinical training over the last 12 months and preparations around sitting the registration assessment. The findings will produce important insight and feed into the GPhC’s work on educational reform to the initial education and training of pharmacists.

    • Contact centre update
      by LauraK on March 23, 2021 at 3:32 pm

      Our contact centre will be closing at 1.30pm on Tuesday 23 March and will reopen Wednesday 24 March at 9.30am