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Revealed: The average locum pharmacist rate across the UK in 2018

The 316 locum pharmacists who completed this year’s survey – which ran throughout October 2018 – had an average hourly pharmacy locum rate of £21.63….

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Unannounced inspections could uncover low staffing levels, GPhC told

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) proposed making inspections “unannounced as a general rule” – a potential shift from the current policy of giving pharmacies between…

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Wholesaler gives medicines supply warning as pharmacies delay payments

Wholesaler Ethigen – which supplies medicines to “a significant number” of pharmacies in Northern Ireland – has warned that the company is “experiencing delays in…

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Cannabis-derived medicines available on prescription from November

The rescheduling of cannabis-derived medicinal products from schedule 1 to schedule 2 under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 was laid before parliament yesterday (October…

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GPhC proposes increasing annual fees for pharmacists to £257

It also proposed increasing premises renewal fees by £21 to £262 and pharmacy technicians’ fees by £3 to £121 from July 2019, according to papers…

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Omnicell launches report on reducing medication errors

In its SAFE: Banishing Medication Errors in Primary Care (Safeguarding Against Frontline Errors) report – which launched earlier this month (October 3) – Omnicell argues…

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Viagra Connect consultations can have a ‘huge’ effect on men’s health

The action pharmacists take after enquiries from men interested in purchasing Viagra Connect can not only improve men’s health but also change the way men…

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GPhC receives six whistleblowing disclosures in one year

The GPhC received the six reports between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018 (see definition of whistleblowing below). Three of the cases were investigated…

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Pharmacists’ shortages powers still under threat from legal challenge

The Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2019 order – which came into force on February 9 – includes provisions to allow pharmacists to dispense an alternative…

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Boots clinical role ‘fundamentally different’ to community pharmacists

The multiple formally announced the role last month, to recognise pharmacists who deliver “enhanced clinical care” in the community. See more on the role below….

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