Promoting and supporting the work of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians  in supportive and palliative care
Sharing knowledge and expert practice in supportive and palliative care
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Work in partnership and collaborate to promote the role of pharmacy in supportive and palliative care
Influence national strategies and consultations
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Sharing Knowledge And Expertise In Supportive & Palliative Care

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Working To Develop Knowledge & Education In Supportive & Palliative Care

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Working To Aid Professional Development In Supportive & Palliative Care

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Working And Influencing Supportive & Palliative Care Nationwide

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Collaborating With The Community To Promote Supportive & Palliative Care

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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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    • RPS responds to consultation on medicines regulations
      on September 25, 2020 at 12:02 pm

      The Government hasconsultedon changes to medicine regulations thesupport the effective rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine and the upscaling of flu vaccination programme in the UK. We asked members for vie

    • Update – Fluoxetine 40mg capsule Serious Shortage Protocol extension
      on September 25, 2020 at 11:00 am

      The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) has informed us of an extensionto the following Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP). Fluoxetine 40mg capsules The SSP for fluoxetine 40mg capsules is bein

    • Inclusion and diversity agreement with NHS England
      on September 25, 2020 at 9:57 am

      We’ve agreed a joint national statement with NHS England and the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK to improve inclusion, diversity and belonging in pharmacy. Our aim is to work together to

    • NHS COVID-19 and Protect Scotland contact tracing apps
      on September 24, 2020 at 2:07 pm

      A new NHS COVID-19 app has been launched today and is available to download for free in England and Wales. The app has several tools, including contact tracing notifications, local area alerts and ven

    • Workforce wellbeing: second annual survey
      on September 24, 2020 at 8:17 am

      We’ve launched our second annual survey of pharmacists’ mental health and wellbeing in partnership with Pharmacist Support. The survey has been updated due to the significant impact of CO

    • 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: 

    • New guidance on managing concerns about students and trainees
      by Sean Smith on September 23, 2020 at 1:29 pm

      The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has updated its guidance on managing fitness to practise concerns in pharmacy education and training.

    • Our response to a letter from the RPS and BPSA about the registration assessment
      by LauraK on September 22, 2020 at 10:56 am

      Our Chair, Nigel Clarke, has responded to a letter from the Presidents of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association about the registration assessment. In the letter, Nigel emphasises that our Council and staff are absolutely committed to holding a robust and fair registration assessment at the earliest opportunity and we are making all possible efforts to achieve this. Nigel confirms that we are now in the very final stages of the procurement exercise and expect to be able to give a further update to all candidates by next week.