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GPhC to 'assess' pharmacy technician minimum training levels

The pharmacy regulator has revealed that it will consider whether new standards for trainee and registered pharmacy technicians are needed in the sector’s “changing landscape”.

GPhC Education

NHSE backs £1.5m scheme to ‘expand’ London MPharm placements

Students on the new scheme backed by £1.5 million in funding will be assigned to “experiential placement sites across London”, including care homes and mental health trusts, one London university announced. 

Education providers Funding

Boots reveals plans for pharmacy technician ‘development programme’

Boots has revealed that it is considering launching a “development programme” for pharmacy technicians to “free up pharmacist capacity”.

Boots People

‘Fully funded’ workshops to underpin IP training in Wales

A “comprehensive learning programme” to help Welsh pharmacists deliver the pharmacy independent prescribing service (PIPS) “with confidence” has been announced. 

Education Services

Well Pharmacy to slash trainee places by 75% in England

The multiple has offered “less than 30” places for English pharmacy trainees in the 2025/26 cohort and may “need to withdraw some of those places”, C+D has learned.  

Well Education

Pharmacist appointed new chair of GPhC board of assessors

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has appointed Dr Mat Smith as its new board of assessors’ chair. 

GPhC Education

GPhC proposes new three-tier system to register overseas pharmacists

Pharmacists trained in “similar” countries like Australia, New Zealand and Ireland could register after 3-4 months, according to new proposals from the GPhC.

GPhC Education

Boots trainee pharmacist pay set to increase by up to a third year on year

Pharmacy trainees working for Boots will get a year-on-year pay increase of up to 29% in April, the multiple and the pharmacy union have agreed. 

Boots Money

Pharmacist raises over £8k through charity trainee webinars

A pharmacist has used his business to raise more than £8,000 over the past year and to set up a new charitable organisation.

General Business Money

University awarded £2.4m to conduct three-year Pharmacy First evaluation

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has won a multimillion-pound contract to “generate evidence” on the new Pharmacy First service, it has announced.  

Common Conditions Money

Little effort to close black/white trainee ‘attainment gap’, report warns

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has criticised the lack of progress on the ‘gap’ between the proportion of black and white pharmacy trainees who pass the summer registration assessment.  

racism Registration exam

BMA: GP cash to train pharmacists 'wastes money' if staffing crisis ignored

The top GP at the doctor’s union has said that recent changes to trainee pharmacist funding “will continue to fail” if there are not enough staff behind them.

Education Funding
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