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E.g., 21/09/2019
Medicines liable to abuse, overuse or misuse were being sold without appropriate safeguards
During recent inspections, three online pharmacies were found to have breached the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) guidance on providing...
18/09/2019 1
The website includes short, anonymised examples of excellent, good and poor practice
The website – which went live today (September 17) – contains reports from inspections of pharmacies that have taken place since the GPhC’s changes...
17/09/2019 1
GPhC: Training providers were concerned students might lose their pre-reg salary
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) consultation on “standards for the initial education and training of pharmacists” – which ran from January-...
12/09/2019 10
Cambridgeshire Police: A small amount of pain medication was taken from the Boots pharmacy
The 34-year-old woman from Cambridge was arrested on August 8 on suspicion of fraud after impersonating a General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)...
19/08/2019 12
GPhC: We will not publish any pharmacy's commercially sensitive information, unless appropriate
As part of changes to its inspection model – which included the introduction of new “intelligence-led” inspections and unannounced visits in April...
09/08/2019 8
The Co-operative Group is trialling the lockers in five of its food stores in north-west England
The Co-operative Group re-entered the pharmacy market last month with an app that allows patients to order prescriptions direct from their GP and...
25/06/2019 15
GPhC: UK-wide pre-reg assessment would "harmonise" the training requirements for pharmacists
According to notes from a workshop held in April, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI...
17/05/2019 2
Dr Andrew Green: It would be better to blacklist the online supply of high-risk drugs
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)’s guidance – issued last month – includes the safeguard that a prescriber at an online pharmacy should...
15/05/2019 9
GPhC: We support pharmacy services being provided online, as long as risks are managed
Online pharmacies must “carry out an appropriate identity check” before supplying “certain categories of prescription-only medicines (POMs)” (see...
16/04/2019 4
GPhC: We expect inspectors to play a key role in any surveillance activities
The new powers to conduct “covert directed surveillance” were authorised under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) in July 2018 to be...
09/04/2019 5