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CCA chief: Safe staffing in pharmacy is not only reliant on numbers

CCA chief: Safe staffing in pharmacy is not only reliant on numbers

In September, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) asked pharmacy bodies to explain what steps they are taking to address inadequate staffing levels. The regulator had been prompted to take action after it identified its premises standard – which requires pharmacies to have “enough staff, suitably qualified and skilled, for the safe and effective provision of pharmacy services” – as one of the most commonly failed areas in inspections for the second quarter in a row.

The Company Chemists’ Association (CCA) – which represents Boots, Lloydspharmacy, Well, Rowlands and Superdrug, as well as the pharmacy arms of Morrisons, Tesco and Asda – was one of the five pharmacy bodies to receive the letter from the GPhC, which chief executive Malcolm Harrison says was a

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