Valeria is news editor at C+D. Having completed an MA in International Journalism at City University, London, she realised she had an interest in healthcare journalism while writing her final project on Brexit and the NHS. Valeria worked across several healthcare magazines as a reporter, before joining C+D as a digital reporter in 2019. She became news editor in 2021. Her areas of expertise include regulation, primary care networks and integrated care systems, and education and training.
The Norfolk and Waveney integrated care board (ICB) is in the “initial planning stages” of a project that would attract overseas qualified pharmacists to work in the area, in a bid to address its “high pharmacist vacancy rate”.
Courses for the overseas pharmacists' assessment programme (OSPAP) starting in 2023 and 2024 are already full as high demand continues, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has confirmed.
Tesco employees – including those working in the supermarket’s pharmacies – will be able to get advances on their contractual pay, the chain has said.
The eating disorder charity Beat, Health Education England (HEE) and NHS England have worked together to produce a virtual resource for community pharmacy teams.