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Average salary of non-manager pharmacists rises £773

The average salary of the 287 “second or non-manager pharmacists” who completed the survey – which ran from October 1 to November 14 – increased…

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Referrals and red flag symptom training: Your CPCS queries answered

C+D sat down with Andre Yeung, one of the architects behind the pilot that inspired the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS), to answer pharmacists’ questions on…

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University records first-attempt pre-reg pass rate in September of 22%

Only five of the 23 candidates from the university sitting the assessment for the first time passed, according to figures shared by the General Pharmaceutical…

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CPCS: Your questions answered in live Q&A from 7pm tonight

Andre Yeung, chair of the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear local professional network (LPN), will be answering pharmacists’ queries on the new national Community Pharmacist Consultation…

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Pharmacists get £15 commission in chain’s private health check service

The 23-strong pharmacy group Pillbox Chemists launched its wellness health checks in its Pick Up Chemist branch in Hayes, west London last month. It aims…

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GPhC expands staff training requirements beyond dispensers and MCAs

As part of the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) new education and training requirements for all pharmacy support roles – which were agreed at a council…

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British and Northern Irish pre-regs to sit same exam from 2021

The first joint assessment will be “taken by all Northern Ireland pre-registration trainee pharmacists in training in 2020-21”, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and Pharmaceutical…

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GPhC: Some online pharmacies treat medicines as ‘commercial products’

There are online pharmacies whose websites create a “consumer-driven” user experience, General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) chief executive Duncan Rudkin claimed at a Westminster Health Forum…

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Colestyramine sachets and fluticasone nasal drops face export ban

An initial 23 products were listed on October 4, with more added since. Colestyramine – used to reduce high levels of cholesterol in the blood…

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Revealed: 75% of locum pharmacists report high stress levels

Of 229 locum pharmacist respondents to the survey, which ran between October 1 and November 14, 218 told C+D about their stress levels. Seventy-five per…

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