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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
The GPhC moved to 25 Canada Square in Canary Wharf in 2014 (credit: Kurkoe under CC BY-SA 3)
In a consultation – which ran from November 2018 to January 2019 – the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) proposed increasing pharmacist renewal...
05/03/2019 17
warwick smith BGMA director
The Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2019 order – which came into force on February 9 – includes provisions to allow pharmacists to dispense...
04/03/2019 8
MHRA: Diversion of diazepam 10mg is down 73% thanks to our investigation
The investigation into “an extensive network of criminality” diverting POMs to be sold illegally online was first announced by the Medicines and...
13/02/2019 8
BMA: Pharmacists should not be allowed to change a patient's prescription without authorisation
The Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2019 order – which comes into force on Saturday (February 9) – includes provisions to allow pharmacists...
07/02/2019 34
NHS England reminded pharmacies to only use fax when no other communication is available
The hotel group – the name of which NHS England’s corporate information governance team did not share with the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating...
06/02/2019 19