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Temporary pharmacy closures: PDA urges Scottish health minister to act

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has urged the Scottish health minister Humza Yousaf to take urgent action to stop temporary closures, in a bid to protect patients’ access to pharmacies.

Businesses Contracts

‘Rapidly inflating’: Pharmacy bodies raise concerns over increased locum rates

Worries over the availability of pharmacists and “rapidly inflating locum rates” could hamper the ability of pharmacies “of all sizes” to “reach their full potential”, pharmacy bodies have warned.

Locums Money

‘It’s been an honour’: Ravi Sharma to leave RPS for hospital pharmacy role

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) director for England is leaving the professional body for a new role in hospital pharmacy.

People Politics

Sanction companies to end temporary pharmacy closures, PDA tells Scottish gov

The Scottish government must “introduce emergency regulations”, including financial sanctions, to force Scotland’s pharmacies to open according to their contracted hours and end “unnecessary closures”, the Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has urged.   

Businesses Contracts

DH confirms James Morris is new pharmacy minister

James Morris has been appointed the minister with responsibility for patient safety and primary care – which includes community pharmacy – the Department of Health and Social Care (DH) has confirmed to C+D. 

Politicians Politics

Pharmacy minister position temporarily vacant following reshuffle, DH says

The position of pharmacy minister is temporarily vacant as Maria Caulfield has been appointed to a new role, the Department of Health and Social Care (DH) has told C+D.

People Politicians

Pharmacy bodies plea to protect ‘exhausted and starved-of-funding’ sector

Pharmacy bodies have submitted a letter to the Health and Social Care Select Committee, urging it to investigate the sector’s “untenable funding” and “growing workforce challenges”.

Businesses Crime

Steve Barclay confirmed as new health secretary after Sajid Javid's resignation

Steve Barclay has been appointed the new health secretary following Sajid Javid's resignation this evening, No 10 has confirmed.

Politicians Politics

Sajid Javid and Rishi Sunak quit as health secretary and chancellor over Boris Johnson’s leadership

Both the health secretary Sajid Javid and chancellor Rishi Sunak have resigned from their roles over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's conduct in office, they have announced on social media.

Businesses Politics

Pharmacy technicians to become registered professionals in Northern Ireland

Pharmacy technicians in Northern Ireland will see their role registered and regulated as a profession in its own right, health secretary Robin Swann has confirmed.

General Regulation Regulatory bodies

Locum demand and rates ‘issue’ not isolated to pharmacy, says Maria Caulfield

Pharmacy is not the only sector dealing with increasing demand for locums and rising hourly rates – with pressures being felt across primary care, the pharmacy minister has told C+D.

Money Locums

Maria Caulfield: Pharmacy reform update to come in matter of weeks

An announcement on the government’s planned pharmacy overhaul is only “weeks away”, pharmacy minister Maria Caulfield has exclusively told C+D. 

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