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‘Pharmacist apprenticeship proposals driven by workforce issues’

Proposals for pharmacists to qualify through a five-year apprenticeship scheme led by employers have been drawn up in a consultation, which closes on Sunday (April…

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Pharmacist apprenticeships under consideration in 10-day consultation

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education – an employer-led public body not affiliated with a government department – launched the 10-day consultation, which runs…

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PDA Union ‘might seek recognition anywhere’ after Boots win

A total of 3,229 registered and pre-registration Boots pharmacists voted in favour of Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) Union representation – with just 266 rejecting it…

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Boots pharmacists vote ‘overwhelmingly’ in favour of PDA Union

A total of 3,229 registered and pre-registration Boots pharmacists voted in favour, with just 266 rejecting Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) Union representation. The PDA Union needed…

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Expect pregabalin and gabapentin EPS scripts as paper before April

The drugs – used to treat anxiety, nerve pain and epilepsy – will be placed in schedule 3 under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001, but…

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OPTEL’s FMD compliance solution now available online for pharmacies

The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) came into force on February 9, and requires community pharmacies to verify and decommission medicines before dispensing to patients. Pharmacies…

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Boots plans to recruit up to 250 ‘specialist pharmacist practitioners’

The multiple first announced the specialist pharmacist practitioner title last week, which will be handed to pharmacists who “combine the highest level of clinical competence,…

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Superdrug and Day Lewis narrow gender pay gap, while Paydens unmoved

For the second year, Superdrug – part of the A.S. Watson Group – published joint gender pay gap data with UK discount chain Savers, which is…

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Gender pay gaps widen at Cohens, Lloydspharmacy and Rowlands

The mean pay gap – the difference in pay between the average male and female UK hourly rate – at Cohens Chemist widened the most,…

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GPhC confirms increase in renewal fees from July despite opposition

It will also increase premises renewal fees by £21 to £262 and pharmacy technician fees by £3 to £121 from July, it announced on Friday…

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