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15 June 2016
We are committed to playing our part in improving quality in pharmacy.

And hope that, through a series of articles focusing on relevant topics, we can prompt discussion and share examples of what...

15 June 2016
Earlier this month we published a report summarising the key findings of our survey of pharmacist prescribers.

The report shows that although most of those who responded to the survey had positive...

15 June 2016
Did you know that you can now use the CPD recording tool, uptodate.org on tablets and mobile devices?

The software has been updated so you can complete the whole CPD process using your tablet,...

14 April 2016
Last week we launched one of the most important consultations we’ve ever undertaken, on new standards for pharmacy professionals.    

You may be asking ‘why we are changing the standards?’ What...

14 April 2016
Last week we launched a major consultation on proposed new standards for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in Great Britain.   

We are proposing to reduce the number of standards from 57 to...

14 April 2016
We will be taking part in a series of events across Great Britain to seek feedback about the standards for pharmacy professionals.

We realise not everyone can join us in person for our engagement...

14 April 2016
We have recently been contacted by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) regarding ordering of specials from manufacturers of unlicensed medicines. 

MHRA has had reports...

14 April 2016
2 June 2016 Update - we have reached our quota for pilot volunteers and are no longer recruiting participants. We’re still looking for pharmacy professionals in some specific areas of practice to...
14 April 2016
An elderly patient died as result of swallowing his finasteride pill, taken directly from an MDS tray, while it was still in its original blister packaging. 

According to the coroner’s ‘prevention...

11 February 2016

We were recently contacted by a patient in England who takes Warfarin about what he believes to be an inconsistent approach towards the requirement for pharmacists to do independent checks when...