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Decriminalisation law due to come into effect in April

A legal defence against inadvertent dispensing errors is now closer to being signed into law, having been signed by the Privy Council

Dr Catherine Duggan appointed FIP’s new CEO

Dr Duggan has been appointed CEO of the International Pharmaceutical Federation and is tasked with leading the organisation's efforts to develop a new strategy

RPS: a “scandal” not to make best use of pharmacists

The RPS’s Sandra Gidley has said it would be “nothing short of a scandal” if health services did not make best use of pharmacists' clinical skills

Pharmacy responds to BBC Inside Out programme

Workload, staffing levels, whistleblowing, dispensing errors and self-checking were all discussed in the programme which aired on 8 January

RPS seeks views on the role of the pharmacist

An RPS consultation on how the role of the pharmacist should be defined now and in the future is seeking views from 8 January to 19 February

Dispensing errors defence approved by Parliament

MPs unanimously passed a long-awaited measure that will protect pharmacists from prosecution for inadvertent dispensing errors

Mixed response to low value treatment consultation

The RPS welcomed NHS England's decision to remove homeopathy but said proposals to end prescriptions for some medicines could make health inequalities worse

DH spent fraction of pharmacy integration budget in 2016/17

Just £2 million of £42 million available for PhIF was spent in 2016/17 – and no details for 2017/18 will be released until March

Don’t risk catching a commercial chill

RPS Ltd’s Dennis Reid on how to keep your business in good health this winter

Poor hand hygiene contributing to antibiotic resistance, says RPS

Over four-fifths of British adults don’t wash their hands for long enough to cleanse them of bacteria and viruses, the RPS said

Alliance Healthcare’s Mike Smith celebrates 50 years in pharmacy

Regular P3 contributor Mike Smith said pharmacy's dedication to patient care has remained constant over his 50 years in the profession

POM to P switch for Dovonex Psoriasis Ointment

The Royal Pharmaceutical society has welcomed the MHRA's decision to reclassify Dovonex Psoriasis Ointment as a Pharmacy medicine

GPhC signs joint statement on conflict of interest guidelines

Transparency and openness around conflicts of interest will strengthen the profession’s reputation, the RPS told P3 in response to a statement from regulators

NMS set to save the NHS £517m, study finds

The New Medicine Service is set to deliver long-term savings to NHS England by boosting drug adherence, a new study has found

Pharmacy service ‘map’ indicates untapped potential

A new study suggests that inconsistent commissioning of pharmacy services is holding the sector back from improving health in some communities

RPS urges caution on changes to antibiotics advice

More research is needed before the recommendation that patients always complete a course of antibiotics can be revised, the RPS has said

Pharmacist CD prescriptions almost double

A CQC report has found that pharmacists prescribed almost twice as many controlled drugs (CDs) in 2016 as in the previous year

Concerns over restricting prescriptions

Restrictions on prescribing certain medicines for common conditions will exacerbate health inequalities and compromise NHS principles, says RPS

NHS Digital seeks views on enhancing EPS

NHS Digital has launched a survey to learn how community pharmacy teams would like to see the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) enhanced

Ash Soni elected RPS president

Mr Soni, who previously served as president for two years, pledged to support pharmacists in enhancing their role 
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