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GPhC to hold ‘confidential’ discussions on racism, registration and FtP suicides

The pharmacy regulator has revealed it will discuss items normally debated in public, as well as reports of deaths by suicide while under fitness-to-practise investigation by another regulator, in a confidential session at its upcoming council meeting.

GPhC People

Bangor University set to offer ‘exciting’ new MPharm degree

The Welsh university has announced plans to offer an “exciting and relevant” MPharm degree from 2025, with opportunities to practise in the Welsh language. 

Education providers Pharmacy schools

Pharmacy courses highly sought-after during clearing, says university

The University of Hertfordshire has revealed data for the 2022/23 academic year that shows pharmacy courses were the second most sought-after by students in the clearing process.

Pharmacy schools Education

Trainees demand review into GPhC exam

Candidates who took the June registration assessment want an investigation into the ‘terrible’ and ‘unfair’ exam.

Registration exam GPhC

GPhC June registration exam delayed for hours by ‘major’ power cut

The registration assessment for trainee pharmacists in London started three hours later than planned thanks to a power cut in a “large area” of the capital, the regulator has said.

Registration exam Education

Trainee prescribers: GPhC to allow ‘virtual supervision’ by DPPs

The pharmacy regulator will allow designated prescribing practitioners (DPPs) to virtually supervise trainee prescribing pharmacists “where appropriate” as it tries to ensure there are “enough” supervisors ahead of 2025/26, it has revealed.

GPhC Pre-reg

CCA urges NHSE to publish full list of DPPs amid ‘risk’ to trainee placements

The membership body has warned that a lack of designated prescribing practitioners (DPPs) could leave a “significant number of graduates” struggling to find employment.  

Education Pharmacy organisations

NHS rolls out free cancer diagnosis training to Scottish pharmacists

A free online cancer education platform has been rolled out to pharmacists in Scotland, following a “successful launch” across England and Wales, the negotiator has announced.

Malignant disease Education

NHSE: New ARRS funding is a ‘lever’ to support DPP capacity

An NHS England (NHSE) pharmacy dean has said that new funding for PCNs available through the ARRS scheme will boost DPP numbers in preparation for 2025/26.

Funding Education

Buttercups Training acquired by ‘leading’ education company

The “number one” pharmacy training provider has been acquired by BPP Education Group, the group has announced. 

Businesses Education

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. 

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