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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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    • RPS in England comments on NHS legislation
      on May 11, 2021 at 8:58 am

      Commenting on the forthcoming Health and Care Bill announced in today’s Queen’s Speech,Chair of RPS in England Professor Claire Anderson said: “Health leaders have long called for g

    • Statement on employment tribunal
      on May 7, 2021 at 11:13 am

      As a result of recent social media activity, RPS members and employees may be aware of an Employment Tribunal claim against RPS. We will always endeavour to resolve issues amicably but where these ar

    • on May 7, 2021 at 10:56 am
    • RPS calls for validation process in private COVID-19 testing
      on May 7, 2021 at 8:12 am

      We are calling for a validation process for private COVID-19 tests before they are made available to purchase, so they undergo quality and accuracy checks to ensure they meet all safety requirements.

    • We call for funding to make pharmacy fit for the future
      on May 7, 2021 at 6:57 am

      Commenting on the London School of Economics-Lancet Commission on the future of the NHS, RPS President Sandra Gidley said: “We are pleased to see the Commission agrees with many of our own reco

    • Contact centre bank holiday opening hours
      by LauraK on April 30, 2021 at 2:50 pm

      Our contact centre will be closed from Friday 30 April at 5.00pm for May Day Bank Holiday and will reopen on Tuesday 4 May at 9.30am 

    • GPhC announces results for the first-ever online registration assessment
      by LauraK on April 28, 2021 at 3:30 pm

      The GPhC has announced a pass rate of 88.2% for those sitting the March 2021 registration assessment. A total of 2666 candidates sat the registration assessment on 17 and 18 March 2021, with 2352 candidates who passed the assessment; an overall pass rate of 88.2%. Since 2011, pass rates for the registration assessment have ranged from 72% to 95%.

    • The Council of the GPhC will be meeting on 22 April
      by LauraK on April 20, 2021 at 9:09 am

      The Council of the GPhC will be meeting on Thursday 22 April from 13:30 Please contact our Communications Team if you would like to join the meeting, which will be held via Zoom, by 16:00 on 21 April. Download a copy of our Council meeting papers [PDF 1.18 MB].

    • GPhC launches consultation on equality, diversity and inclusion
      by Sean Smith on April 19, 2021 at 1:12 pm

      The General Pharmaceutical Council is consulting on its five-year strategy to deliver equality, improve diversity and foster inclusion.   The 12-week consultation seeks views on the GPhC’s proposals to be more proactive and joined up in using its regulatory influence and levers to help reform the structures and practices that maintain inequality and discrimination within pharmacy and pharmacy regulation.  

    • 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