Pharmacists have welcomed a project that sees them host university students so they can gain first-hand experience of the pharmacy workplace as part of the degree.
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Following the recognition agreement signed by the PDA Union and Boots, the Pharmacist Defence Association Union (PDAU) has now established a network of PDAU representatives to represent the circa 7,000 pharmacists and pre-registration trainees employed at the company.
Following consideration through PACE, the committee was unable to accept two medicines for the treatment of cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease that has severe effects on the lungs and the digestive system.
The pass rate of this year’s registration assessment has been announced. There were 2942 candidates who sat our registration assessment on 27 June 2019, with 2128 candidates who passed the assessment; a pass rate of 72.3%.
The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has begun recruiting for three new council members, including two registered pharmacy professionals and one lay member of the public.
The national guidance on asthma management produced in partnership by the British Thoracic Society (BTS) and the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) has been updated.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating a potential breach of competition law in regard to the supply of Nitrofurantoin.
The CMA has provisionally found that sellers of the antibiotic Nitrofurantoin broke competition law by arranging to carve up the market between them.
Following negotiations between PSNC, DHSC and NHSE&I, HM Government has agreed to make a five-year investment in community pharmacies. The deal secures funding of £2.592bn per year for community pharmacies. The agreement also sets out a vision for the expansion of clinical service delivery through pharmacies over the next five years, in line with the NHS Long
Boots UK and the Pharmacists’ Defence Association Union (PDAU) today signed their first voluntary recognition agreement. This means the PDAU will now have collective bargaining rights for negotiation on pay, hours and holiday, as well as consultative meetings on a range of topics, representing PDAU members who are store-based Boots pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists.
After discussions with PSNC, Category M reimbursement prices will increase by £15 million a month from August 2019, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has confirmed. This is to correct a predicted shortfall in the margin delivery rate for the current financial year and it will be reviewed in the autumn. At […]