The PDA has announced that they have launched a new education hub week with a programme of support for provisionally registered pharmacists.
The Council of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has agreed on new education and training requirements and learning outcomes for all pharmacy support roles.
Welcome to the catch-up recording of the second in our series of five live free webinars on dry eye. These webinars are aimed at pharmacists and pharmacy teams.
The proposed apprenticeship for a pharmacist has come out of the blue for many of us and there have been lots of views on social media. Some of these views have been measured, factual and correct whilst others are scaremongering and ill-informed. I have been asked to provide some thoughts in this short article. […]
A new programme designed to advance pharmaceutical workforces in countries around the world was launched by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) today. The development of an adaptable, flexible and competent pharmaceutical workforce is key to achieving access to quality essential health services, and safe and effective medicines and vaccines, which, in turn, are fundamental […]
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 […]
For a profession notoriously resistant to change, pharmacy has had a lot to adapt to recently. Judging by the reactions of horror on Twitter, the latest suggestion, of apprenticeships leading eventually to working as a pharmacist, is a bridge too far. I am sceptical, but I also have the benefit of actually […]
I believe that potentially that this proposal could be very damaging for a number of reasons. Allow me to briefly explain why. We need to develop pharmacists as independent thinkers. I mean pharmacists and not company ‘x’ pharmacists. There is already evidence that pharmacists struggle with this, partly because we tend to […]
Skills for Health has announced that a new qualification for pharmacy technicians has been submitted to the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). Commissioned by Health Education England (HEE), the development has brought together seven organisations to collectively develop a new level 3 diploma for the pharmacy technician workforce. The qualification development commenced in March 2018 […]
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has said that the vision for pharmacy education will fail without funding. This response comes as part of the response by the RPS to the General Pharmaceutical Council’s consultation on initial education and training standards for pharmacists. The consultation makes a number of proposals, including revising learning […]