Date of prep: December 2020
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The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) Council has approved new standards for the initial education and training of pharmacists.
ECG Training, and pharmacy clinical service package provider, Pharmadoctor, have announced the launch of a new wellness clinic, Makewell.
The Council of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has agreed on new education and training requirements and learning outcomes for all pharmacy support roles.
Apprenticeships come into existence driven by certain factors, I will comment using the below headings; Demand vs supply Presently the demand for pharmacists is way less than the supply, especially as we have a lot of schools of pharmacy. Therefore a new workforce or route to becoming a pharmacist will only be […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]