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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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Flexipharm Austrading launches Arsenic Trioxide Phebra for leukaemia

The hospital-only medicine contains 10mg arsenic trioxide in a 10ml glass vial, Flexipharm Austrading announced this month (May 20). The product is the first generic…

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Welsh pilot offers multi-sector pharmacy technician apprenticeship

The apprenticeship programme is currently being piloted for 11 pre-registration pharmacy technicians at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, HEIW announced last week (May 21). Each…

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