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We urge GPhC to resolve registration assessment issues

We’ve written to the Chair of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) calling for urgent clarification on issues relating to the upcoming registration assessment. The letter follows reports e

Celebrating LGBTQI+ history month

Our inclusion and diversity team have highlighted LGBTQI+ issues this month. At our ABCD meeting this month we were joined by four fantastic speakers: The LGBT Foundation explained their brilliant

Urgent clarification required on registration assessment arrangements

We are seeking urgent clarification from the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) following concerns raised about booking arrangements for the upcoming registration assessment. Responding to the con

Prescription charge rise "totally unacceptable", says EPB Chair

Following news that prescription charges in England will rise to £9.35 from 1st April, Claire Anderson, Chair of the English Pharmacy Board, said: “Raising prescription charges in England

COVID-19 vaccinations guidance for community pharmacy in England

Working alongside AIM, CCA, NPA and PSNC, we’ve co-signed new guidance for community pharmacies in England to use when planning to provide COVID-19 vaccinations. Titled Planning to provide COVI

JCVI advises inviting all people on the GP Learning Disability Register for COVID-19 vaccination

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has sent a letter to the Government and the NHS advising to invite all people on the GP Learning Disability Register for COVID-19 vaccination

Pearson Vue familiarisation tool is now available on the GPhC website

To support preparation for the registration assessment GPhC has published examples tutorial questions for part 1and part 2 in the Pearson VUE online familiarisation tool. The examples and the Pearson

Support trainee pharmacists for upcoming registration assessment

COVID-19 is having a significant impact on our profession, with pharmacists working hard in the fight against virus. One group – pre-registration pharmacists who started their training in 2019

RPS Wales joins forces to call for action on health inequalities

RPS has joined an alliance of over 30 health and care bodies to call for urgent action to tackle the growing problem of health inequalities in Wales. In a letter sent today (22 February 2021) the Fri

Tribute to Professor Joy Wingfield

It is with great sadness that the team at RPS learnt of the death of Professor Joy Wingfield, Honorary Professor of Pharmacy Law and Ethics at the University of Nottingham. Joy qualified in 1971 and