The General Pharmaceutical Council has appointed Liam Anstey as the new Director for Wales. Liam has previously worked across the health and social care sector in leading communications roles for the British Medical Association, General Medical Council and Royal College of Nursing. Liam will begin the role on 11 November 2019.
Andrew Evans is the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for Wales. At Pharmacy in Practice, we were extremely proud to welcome Andrew on to the podcast to talk about all things pharmacy.
Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced a £100,000 funding package for pharmacist training. The minister emphasised the importance of ensuring that the pharmacy workforce has the right skills to deliver A Healthier Wales, Welsh Government’s long-term plan for health and social services. The new backing will fund specialist clinical skills training for […]
Elen Jones has been appointed as the new RPS Director for Wales. This role is accountable for national policy development, professional advocacy and member engagement across Wales, in partnership with the Welsh Pharmacy Board.
Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has announced a new campaign to attract more pharmacists to Wales and an extra £3.6m to train more in Wales. The Welsh Government is taking action to ensure Wales has a sustainable, appropriately trained workforce of pharmacists. Alongside this, Mr Gething has announced an extra £3.6m in 2020/21 […]
This week the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer (CPO) for Wales, Andrew Evans, gave an upbeat assessment of the direction being taken by community pharmacies in Wales. The CPO’s remarks were made as the NPA board met in Cardiff last week to consider long-term strategy and to meet Welsh members and CPW for informal discussions. […]
New pilots to reduce reliance on prescription medication by prescribing interventions to improve mental health have been announced by Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething. Mind Cymru and the British Red Cross have been awarded a total of £1,351,066 to deliver projects across Wales. The British Red Cross will run pilots for adults who have […]
In the first large-scale, observational study of opioid prescribing in Wales, it has been found that there has been a large increase in strong opioid prescribing for non-cancer pain, between 2005 and 2015. Population groups of interest included the youngest and oldest adult age groups and people with depression or anxiety, particularly if living in the […]
A national review to evaluate the quality of hospital discharge in Wales has called for the introduction of ward-based pharmacists to help improve medication lists and the production of timely discharge summaries. The review, undertaken by Health Inspectorate Wales (HIW), assessed a number of issues including the quality and quantity of information provided on discharge, […]
Community Pharmacy Wales has backed the Safer Pharmacies Charter produced by the Pharmacist Defence Association (PDA). Community pharmacies across Wales will soon receive a copy of the Safer Pharmacies Charter. The document, produced by the PDA (Pharmacists’ Defence Association), outlines seven commitments to improve safety and care for patients, through better working conditions in UK […]