According to notes from a workshop held in April, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI...
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)’s guidance – issued last month – includes the safeguard that a prescriber at an online pharmacy should...
The number of prescription checks has “significantly increased” over the past five years – from 750,000 in 2014-15 to 24 million by 2018-19 –...
“It’s the pharmacist on the phone. There’s a shortage of naproxen, could you suggest an alternative?” There are few things more likely to wind me up...
The deadline for the EU’s anti-counterfeit legislation – the FMD – passed on February 9. More than 130,000 pharmacies and hospitals across Europe...
Luke was running. That was because he was late, and being late was a bad thing, because his tutor would be disappointed. It was just past daybreak,...
I’m sure I’m not the only GP pharmacist delighted with the introduction of the new state-backed indemnity scheme for general practice. Over the past...
Online pharmacies must “carry out an appropriate identity check” before supplying “certain categories of prescription-only medicines (POMs)” (see...
Proposals for pharmacists to qualify through a five-year apprenticeship scheme led by employers have been drawn up in a consultation, which closes on...
The new powers to conduct “covert directed surveillance” were authorised under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) in July 2018 to be...
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