A Halifax pharmacist has been removed from the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) register for stealing more than £8,000 over a three-year period from his long-time employer.
The pros and cons: Is online pharmacy a threat to patient safety or a way to free up branch capacity?
Distance-selling pharmacies or a pharmacy's own “digital offering” could free up time within branches, but adequate safety measures must be in place to protect patients using online services, sector leaders have said.
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has approved its new strategy to foster equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), the final version of which will be published “in the next few weeks”.
Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who are due to submit their revalidation records from December 2021 only need to file a reflective account until February 2022, the GPhC has said.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has recorded a 91.2% pass rate for its June paper-based registration exam, it has announced.
The CCA, AIMp and the NPA* are taking measures to ensure greater protection for pharmacists and pharmacy staff facing increased levels of violence at work, they have told C+D.
Healthcare at Home, which delivers specialist medicines and provides nursing staff to administer them, has been told to improve after it failed to deliver medicines in time to thousands of patients, causing “a number of incidents where harm had occurred”.
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) will set pharmacy professionals’ registration fees for multiple years rather than reviewing them annually, it has announced after approving changes to its fees policy.
The GPhC has announced a pass rate of 81.6% for its second online registration assessment, which candidates sat across three sittings on July 27, 28 and 29.
An upcoming consultation on whether to make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for all health and social care staff will also consider extending the requirement to flu vaccinations, the Department of Health and Social Care (DH) has told C+D.
The NPA has called on the government’s competition watchdog to “look into” the hub-and-spoke dispensing model, to make sure it can exist without “undermining choice in the medicines supply chain and disadvantaging independent pharmacies”.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has asked pharmacies to “immediately” stop the supply of a specific batch of metformin oral solution, after a nitrosamine impurity was identified.
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