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Our one-stop shop for provisional pharmacists

We know that the transition to practice can be an exciting but also daunting time for new pharmacists. You’ve already had to cope with a lot of changes in your training year as well as taking o

RPS considers the implications of test, track and trace

Test, track and trace services are being explored and implemented across GB to help in the fight against COVID19. The services are intended to ensure that anyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19 can

Stop-gap £50m funding for community pharmacy

Responding to news of a £50 million advance payment for community pharmacy in England, RPS England Chair Claire Anderson said: “Pharmacy teams continue to work tirelessly to support patie

Working in care homes during COVID-19

We’ve published a new training resource to support pharmacists and pharmacy technicians newly deployed to care home settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will help you provide safe and effec

Exemption for pharmacy teams from immigration health surcharge

Many of you have been asking us if pharmacy teams are covered by the recent news about exempting migrant health and care workers from paying the Immigration Health Surcharge. We’ve spoken to th

Pharmacists must have access to PPE Portal

RPS England comments on the news that GPs and small care homes can now register on the ‘PPE Portal’, a new online portal to help primary and social care providers order critical PPE. RPS

RPS responds to the GPhC provisional registration update

Responding to the GPhC’s policy for registering pharmacists on a provisional basis, Gail Fleming, RPS Director for Education, said “We welcome this update from the GPhC and are pleased tha

Locums to be covered by life assurance scheme

The Government has confirmed to RPS that locums in England are covered by the new death in service benefit for frontline NHS key workers during COVID-19. This followsan earlier clarification from the

Summit on future of pharmacy: the new normal

Everyone in pharmacy has a chance to influence the direction for the profession by completing our short survey, published this week. The survey describes the key areas where we believe there is eithe

Mental Health Awareness Week - Creating a safe environment for pharmacy

This week we will be focusing on supporting the mental health of pharmacists in all patient facing roles. We recognise during the COVID-19 response pressures have been immense and relentless – a