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    ASPCP Conference 2021

    ASPCP Conference 2021

    Bookings are now open for the 2021 ASPCP Conference and AGM to be held on Thursday 18th November. For the second year running we are hosting an on-line conference on Zoom. There is a great line-up of speakers and the confirmed programme is available on the ASPCP...

    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...

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    • RPS calls for free flu jabs for pharmacists
      on September 16, 2021 at 4:41 pm

      RPS is calling on the NHS to offer free flu jabs for all pharmacists in England and Wales following reports that pharmacy teams across primary care, including locum staff, would not be given access to

    • Access to emergency contraception in pharmacies
      on September 16, 2021 at 11:58 am

      BBC3 online recently reported the cases of two women who were unable to access emergency contraception from their local pharmacy. Responding to the piece, RPS President Professor Claire Anderson said:

    • RPS signs letter opposing Vectura takeover news
      on September 16, 2021 at 10:58 am

      RPS President Claire Anderson has signed a letter written to Jo Churchill, Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care, from Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation to express deep conce

    • Class 2 Medicines Recall: SANTEN Oy IKERVIS 1 mg/mL eye drops, emulsion
      on September 15, 2021 at 2:27 pm

      SANTEN Oy (trading as Santen UK Limited) are recalling two batches of products as a precautionary measure due to detection of particles/crystals of the active pharmaceutical ingredient ciclosporin. F

    • Listen to the latest RPS Pharma Scene podcast
      on September 10, 2021 at 12:46 pm

      Technology and pharmacy: this week's instalment of the new RPS Pharma Scene podcast sees Chief Scientist Gino Martini interview Dr. Hirkirit Virdee to find out what Blockchain technology is. Gino

    • Contact centre update
      by Sean Grand on September 9, 2021 at 11:33 am

      Our contact centre is closed today from 12.30 - 13.30 for staff training.

    • GPhC announces results for the July 2021 online registration assessment
      by suzannah.nobbs on September 9, 2021 at 8:21 am

      A total of 2907 candidates sat the registration assessment across three sittings on 27, 28 and 29 July 2021, with 2371 candidates passing the assessment; an overall pass rate of 82%. Since 2011, pass rates for the registration assessment have ranged from 72% to 95%. The full analysis from the July 2021 registration assessment will be discussed by the GPhC Council in October.

    • The Council of the GPhC will be meeting on 9 September
      by funmi.afolabi on September 3, 2021 at 12:45 pm

      The Council of the GPhC will be meeting on  Thursday 9 September 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 14 July.  Download a copy of our Council meeting papers [PDF 2.7 MB].

    • Contact centre bank holiday opening hours
      by funmi.afolabi on August 25, 2021 at 12:07 pm

      Our contact centre will be closed from Friday 27 August at 4.30pm for the Summer Bank Holiday and will reopen on Tuesday 31 August at 9.30am

    • Patient safety concerns relating to online prescribing services
      by LauraK on August 11, 2021 at 1:31 pm

      We are reminding pharmacy owners and pharmacy professionals that they need to make sure they meet our standards and follow our guidance for providing pharmacy services at a distance, including on the internet, whenever they provide online pharmacy services.