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RPS responds to consultation on medicines regulations

The Government hasconsultedon changes to medicine regulations thesupport the effective rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine and the upscaling of flu vaccination programme in the UK. We asked members for vie

Update – Fluoxetine 40mg capsule Serious Shortage Protocol extension

The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) has informed us of an extensionto the following Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP). Fluoxetine 40mg capsules The SSP for fluoxetine 40mg capsules is bein

Inclusion and diversity agreement with NHS England

We’ve agreed a joint national statement with NHS England and the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK to improve inclusion, diversity and belonging in pharmacy. Our aim is to work together to

NHS COVID-19 and Protect Scotland contact tracing apps

A new NHS COVID-19 app has been launched today and is available to download for free in England and Wales. The app has several tools, including contact tracing notifications, local area alerts and ven

Workforce wellbeing: second annual survey

We’ve launched our second annual survey of pharmacists’ mental health and wellbeing in partnership with Pharmacist Support. The survey has been updated due to the significant impact of CO

RPS and BPSA call for clarity on exam date from GPhC

In collaboration with the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA), we have written a joint letter to the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) calling for the regulator to announce t

COVID-19: We respond to PM announcement

The Prime Minister announced yesterday new measures to help to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking in the House of Commons, he praised the ‘absolutely outstanding job’ that pharmacists

RPS and RCGP urge collaboration on flu vaccinations

This winter more than ever, with COVID-19 cases rising, ensuring a high uptake of flu vaccination is critical to keeping people well and reducing pressure on the health service. The Royal Pharmaceuti

The Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) issues guidance on pharmacy technicians administering vaccines

The Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) has issued new professional guidance around the administration of vaccines. This encourages pharmacy technicians to ensure all legal frameworks, regu

Leading BAME recruitment to research study

RPS English Pharmacy Board member Professor Mahendra Patel has been recruited by Oxford University’s PRINCIPLE trial as National BAME Community and Pharmacy Lead. The trial is evaluating whethe