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IP pharmacists may not ‘choose to prescribe that often’, says CPhO

NHS chief pharmaceutical officer (CPhO) for England David Webb has said that independent prescriber pharmacists will bring a “judicious approach" to prescribing. 

Prescriptions Medicines

‘Possible cheating’ during June registration assessment, GPhC reveals

There were five allegations of cheating during this June’s registration assessment, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has revealed. 

Registration exam GPhC

New pharmacy school set to open at Teesside University

A new pharmacy school is set to open at Teesside University from 2025, the university has revealed to C+D.

Education Pharmacy schools

Pharmacies hosting foundation trainees to be paid £26.5k a year from 2025

Community pharmacies that host foundation trainee pharmacists will receive £26,500 a year in funding per trainee from July 2025.  

Education Pre-reg

Cross-sector training no silver bullet for retaining community pharmacy staff

Cross-sector training “hasn't necessarily helped” with retaining staff in the community pharmacy sector, Community Pharmacy Wales’s (CPW) acting chief executive has suggested.

Pre-reg Education

RPS calls for mandatory pharmacist learning disability and autism training

Autism and learning disability training should be “considered compulsory for all pharmacists”, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has said.  

Education Legal

NHSE funds 1,000 places for pharmacist in-person training in clinical skills push

Pharmacists who complete two online modules can qualify for face-to-face training with people trained in “medical role play”, NHSE has revealed.

Education Education providers

NHSE launches funded community pharmacy prescribing supervisor training

NHS England (NHSE) has announced 1,000 places for would-be DPPs and education supervisors in community pharmacies under a new scheme.

Education Prescriptions

NHSE launches training scheme for 840 pharmacy technicians

NHSE has announced the launch of a fully funded training programme for pharmacy technicians that will drive them to “take on more responsibility” in dispensing medicines and delivering clinical services.

Education Education providers

Trainees hit out: Reports of employers backtracking on Oriel placement terms

Trainee pharmacists have raised concerns that some employers aren’t keeping to the foundation training placement terms that they advertised on Oriel, C+D has learned.

Pre-reg Contracts

CPPE announces 60 fully-funded accuracy checking technician training places

The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) has announced 60 new NHS England (NHSE)-funded places on an accuracy checking pharmacy technician (ACPT) training programme.

People Education

UPDATED: June registration exam pass rate drops to 77%, GPhC and PSNI announce

Just over three quarters of 2,805 candidates who sat June’s registration exam achieved a passing mark, the GPhC and PSNI have announced.

GPhC General Regulation
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