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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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    • We urge GPhC to resolve registration assessment issues
      on February 26, 2021 at 4:37 pm

      We’ve written to the Chair of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) calling for urgent clarification on issues relating to the upcoming registration assessment. The letter follows reports e

    • Celebrating LGBTQI+ history month
      on February 26, 2021 at 2:31 pm

      Our inclusion and diversity team have highlighted LGBTQI+ issues this month. At our ABCD meeting this month we were joined by four fantastic speakers: The LGBT Foundation explained their brilliant

    • Urgent clarification required on registration assessment arrangements
      on February 26, 2021 at 11:32 am

      We are seeking urgent clarification from the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) following concerns raised about booking arrangements for the upcoming registration assessment. Responding to the con

    • Prescription charge rise "totally unacceptable", says EPB Chair
      on February 25, 2021 at 1:29 pm

      Following news that prescription charges in England will rise to £9.35 from 1st April, Claire Anderson, Chair of the English Pharmacy Board, said: “Raising prescription charges in England

    • COVID-19 vaccinations guidance for community pharmacy in England
      on February 25, 2021 at 1:08 pm

      Working alongside AIM, CCA, NPA and PSNC, we’ve co-signed new guidance for community pharmacies in England to use when planning to provide COVID-19 vaccinations. Titled Planning to provide COVI

    • Registration assessment update
      by Sean Smith on February 26, 2021 at 3:34 pm

      We know that some candidates have experienced issues when booking their place for the registration assessment. We are very sorry for the worry and anxiety this has caused and we would like to reassure these candidates that we are working hard with Pearson VUE to identify how we can resolve these issues. The vast majority of candidates across England, Scotland and Wales have been able to book a test centre, with 2705 having successfully registered their places so far. 

    • The Council of the GPhC will be meeting on 22 February
      by LauraK on February 19, 2021 at 5:29 pm

      The GPhC will be holding an additional Council meeting on Monday 22 February from 09:30-10:00 to consider proposed further amendments to our procedural rules. Please contact our Communications Team if you would like to join the meeting, which will be held via Zoom, by 09:00 on Monday 22 February. Download a copy of our Council meeting papers [PDF 1.22 MB].

    • Overseas candidates in certain time zones to have the option to sit the registration assessment remotely
      by LauraK on February 15, 2021 at 4:02 pm

      Registration assessment candidates in countries with more than two hours’ time difference from the UK will now have the option to sit the March registration assessment remotely, subject to availability of places. We had previously written to candidates in countries with more than six hours’ time difference to say that due to significant challenges we had identified, they would not be able to sit the registration assessment in their current country of residence in March.

    • Update: supply of COVID-19 tests from pharmacies
      by Sean Smith on February 15, 2021 at 11:45 am

      We have updated our position on supplying different types of COVID-19 tests from pharmacies in Great Britain. We have kept our position on the supply of COVID-19 tests from pharmacies under close review, in this complex and fast-changing landscape. We have been in regular contact with other regulators and public health bodies with leading roles in relation to testing to understand their current positions.

    • Our response to GenderGP about pharmacy services for transgender patients
      by Sean Smith on February 10, 2021 at 4:29 pm

      We have responded to a letter from GenderGP about action we have taken in relation to two pharmacies working with GenderGP. In our response, we explain our role, the standards we set and the actions we have taken. We emphasise that our focus is on supporting the pharmacies to make improvements so that all their patients, including transgender patients, receive safe and effective care.