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PSNC appoints former senior civil servant as new chair

The PSNC has appointed Sue Killen, the former chief executive of St John Ambulance, as its new chair.

Cat M prices to increase from August

Category M reimbursement prices will increase by £15 million a month from August, the DHSC has said.

GPs disregard pharmacist recommendations in new study

GPs trialling a new model of care were often reluctant to follow pharmacist recommendations, say researchers.

APPG to appoint new chair after general election

The All-Party Pharmacy Group will appoint a new chair after the next general election.

FtP concerns raised with GPhC up 15% on previous year

The GPhC dealt with more Fitness to Practise concerns in 2018-19, though fewer individuals were removed from the register.

Boots and PDAU sign first union agreement

With the signing of the agreement, the PDAU now has collective bargaining rights to negotiate on pay, hours and holiday.

Checks remain after Right to Rent legal impasse

If you rent out a property, you need to ensure you comply with the Immigration Act, says solicitor Aidan Welton

Managing skin conditions in pharmacy

With restrictions on prescribing for minor conditions, many are being directed to their pharmacy for treatment and advice.

Planning to grow: five pharmacies sign in

P3pharmacy has teamed up with Pharmacy Complete to follow five independent pharmacy owners through a structured business development programme over the course of a year. 

Why are doctors reluctant to prescribe medical cannabis?

Last year's legislative fix on medical cannabis has not simplified access as intended. Experience in the US may hold clues as to why

Time for a real change

The RPS president for 2019/20 is (s)elected next week. The record books suggest something different is in order 

Career Notes: Amanda Smith

Eight questions. Community pharmacist, Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire vice-chair and Halifax Primary Care Network lead Amanda Smith

Reissner: RPS public body status may impact legal case

David Reissner says it is “by no means clear” the RPS is a public body as Sid Dajani presses for a judicial review.

Pharmacists win NHS parliamentary awards

Both community pharmacists shortlisted in this year's NHS Parliamentary Awards won in their respective categories.

Integrate pharmacists into diabetes care, says RPS

Pharmacists in all settings should be integrated into services aimed at preventing and managing type 2 diabetes.

Avicenna to be wholly acquired by Juno Health Ltd

Avicenna sells its entire issued share capital to the healthcare company Juno Health Ltd.

Public would talk to community pharmacist before GP about cancer

Many people would talk to a community pharmacist more often than a GP about the early warning signs of cancer.

Majority favour reduction in number of regulators

Most respondents to a government consultation favoured a reduction in the number of healthcare regulators.

Breaking: Soni to step down as RPS president

Ash Soni said he planned "to focus on other areas" after ruling himself out of the RPS presidential elections.

RPS may face high court over expulsion of EPB member

The RPS could face a judicial review over the way it removed Sultan Sid Dajani from the English Pharmacy Board.

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