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Sandra Gidley: Framework will help community pharmacists in particular
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) released its competency framework for designated prescribing practitioners last month (December 19), which Ms...
09/01/2020 1
The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) is becoming “increasingly concerned about incidents of unsafe practice”, after seeing a rise in the number...
20/11/2019 28
The GPhC scrapped its proposal to remove the need for trainees to have patient-facing experience
At present, only doctors can supervise pharmacist independent prescribers during their training. But the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)...
17/12/2018 12
Increasing pharmacists' responsibilities has implications for insurance premiums
Pharmacists’ clinical role has rapidly expanded over recent years, with more individuals working in general practice, as independent prescribers, and...
01/11/2018 1
I’m pleased to report that our latest supervised consumption patient only lasted two weeks before I received the call from a local prison to say he...
08/09/2017 1
In March, the CQC announced a "programme of inspections" into digital healthcare providers in the UK, which it said would "prioritise those services...
25/08/2017 2
We at the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) are commonly asked by community pharmacy teams whether certain items can be dispensed...
01/12/2016 3
Its 10 years since community pharmacists have been able to acquire independent prescriber status. The move was a recognition of pharmacy as an...
14/06/2016 4