The Council of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has agreed on new education and training requirements and learning outcomes for all pharmacy support roles.
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The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has published the findings of its second major survey, which asked pharmacists and pharmacy technicians about their roles and responsibilities, work settings, employment and practice and future work plans.
The Councils of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI) have agreed to introduce a common registration examination for pharmacists in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
A Glasgow University study found a postcode lottery in behavioural weight management interventions (BWMIs) exists across the UK. The programmes are the first-line treatment for overweight and obese patients and routinely include actions such as restricting calories and increasing physical activity.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is calling for better joined-up services, as part of its “Better for Women” report. It emphasises the need for national strategies to meet the needs of girls and women across their life course – from adolescence, to the middle years and later life.
The Council of the GPhC has approved new guidance for pharmacist prescribers to ensure that they provide safe and effective care when prescribing. The Guidance for pharmacist prescribers covers five key areas that pharmacist prescribers must consider in order to prescribe safely and effectively. These are: Taking responsibility for prescribing safely. Keeping up to date and prescribing within their level of competence. Working in partnership with other healthcare professionals and persons seeking care. Prescribing considerations and clinic judgement. Raising concerns.
A study has revealed what changes that general practitioners, general practice nurses, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians anticipate in the way in which they will undertake CPD over the next 12 months.
The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) and Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists (GHP) have published a joint statement about the renewed Pharmacist Apprenticeship proposal process on 25th October 2019.
The Pharmacist Defence Association (PDA) have issued urgent guidance to all of its members. The move comes in response to a series of critical incidents. The defence team at the PDA has become increasingly concerned about incidents of unsafe practice which have started to emerge as the number of independent prescribers working in GP practices has risen. They have seen a number of serious incidents recently and are currently in the early stages of dealing with cases where patient deaths have been reported.
A year on from the inception of the Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme (CwPAMS), the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association, a leading partner on the CwPAMS programme, launches a new app for healthcare professionals to inform appropriate antimicrobial use and support stewardship initiatives.