Boots pharmacists have rejected the multiple’s offer for a 2% pay rise and have called on their union the Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) to refer the matter to the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS).
The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has raised concerns over the voting mechanism that will be used to decide on potential reforms to the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) and local pharmaceutical committees (LPCs).
A Halifax pharmacist has been removed from the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) register for stealing more than £8,000 over a three-year period from his long-time employer.
Numark CEO: Hub-and-spoke ‘very successful’ for Rowlands but independents should find ‘different solution’
The hub-and-spoke model has “proved very successful” for Rowlands, but independents or small pharmacy chains may find an alternative solution “easier”, Numark managing director Jeremy Meader has said.
NHS Digital is “working through some technical constraints” to give patients the option of nominating an online pharmacy via the NHS App, its head of operations for the NHS App David Hodnett has said.
The NHS Community Pharmacy Contraception Management Service pilot will extend to two-years and involve more pharmacies across England, an NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) director has announced.
NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) has allocated money from the Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF) to pay for the development of ICS-based community pharmacy integration leads.
Rowlands superintendent: Allow trained staff to offer some services under SOPs while pharmacist is away
"Appropriately trained" pharmacy team members should be able to provide limited, pre-agreed services if the responsible pharmacist needs to leave the pharmacy for a maximum of two hours, Margaret MacRury, superintendent and director at Rowlands Pharmacy, has said.
There are serious risks if patients’ records are not shared with all healthcare professionals involved in their care and it is vital that pharmacists have appropriate read-write access to them, General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) chair Nigel Clarke has said.
C+D readers can now choose their favourite story of a pharmacy professional or team going the extra mile for their patients and the sector.
Well Pharmacy will award a second one-off payment this Thursday to all frontline workers, in recognition of their work during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has announced.
Registrants submitting revalidation records between May 1 and November 30 2021 will only need to submit a reflective account when renewing registration
The Community Pharmacy Workforce Development Group (CPWDG) has pledged to review the much-disputed wording on salary information for newly registered pharmacists on its website, it has told C+D.
From hospital to community, from high-profile national leadership roles to starting her own business – Harpreet Chana explains how her personal highs and lows have shaped her pharmacy career
Pharmacy London’s CEO Amit Patel may have had a very different 18 months to many, but his own personal wellbeing journey has been supported by colleagues, friends, family and a positive mindset
Lloydspharmacy’s new PMR system has been experiencing technical issues and is causing patient backlogs, as well as prompting some locums to refuse to work in the branches operating the new functionality, C+D readers have claimed.
Lloydspharmacy has sent sweets and a card to pharmacists currently working for competitors in a bid to attract new employees.
Community pharmacies across seven PCNs have been selected to join the NHS Community Pharmacy Contraception Management Service pilot, allowing patients greater access to ongoing oral contraception.
Rowlands has reported losses of £11.6 million in the year ending January 31, 2021, blaming “current funding” for its inability to “realise a positive bottom-line result”, a spokesperson has told C+D.
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