Saturday, December 15, 2018

RPS to develop competency framework for prescribing supervisors and practitioners

Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) said it is developing a competency framework for designated prescribing practitioners/prescribing supervisors in response to upcoming regulatory changes on training...
brexit

Brexit: consultation on emergency powers for pharmacists concludes

An urgent consultation that proposes emergency powers for pharmacists to ration drugs in the event of a no-deal Brexit has concluded yesterday (12 December). The...
teething ring

Oral lidocaine products for children to be sold in pharmacies only

Products containing lidocaine used for teething in babies and children will be sold only in pharmacies from 2019, said a communication from the Medicines...
pharmacies

PSNC to focus on LPCs, technology and funding in 2019

Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) said it identified three key policy areas that will attract the focus of its work in 2019. Support for Local...
Theresa May

PM May wins leadership vote; Brexit challenge remains tricky  

Prime Minister Theresa May survived a confidence vote by the Conservative Party on Wednesday, but a mutiny by more than a third of her...

PSNC writes to Commons committee on Brexit position

Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) has written to the Health and Social Care Committee of House of Commons, suggesting a number of potential measures...
Theresa May

PM May to face leadership challenge

Prime Minister Theresa May vowed on Wednesday to fight a challenge to her leadership of the Conservative Party, saying a change now would delay...

New vaccine system to fight multiple pathogens 

A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million (£6.7 million) to develop a synthetic vaccine system that...

GPhC revises education and training standards for pharmacist IPs

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has decided to revise the education and training standards for pharmacist independent prescribers. Several changes to the standards are made...

Campaign topics set for pharmacies’ public health essential service

Six topics are set for 2019-20 as part of the public health essential service obligation of community pharmacies. Pharmacies are required to participate in up...