Although the NHS ten-year plan outlines some potential new roles for pharmacists, the lack of detail on plans for community pharmacy are cause for concern.
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Pharmacy should take Brexit leadSubscription
As discussions continue over the relationship the UK will have with the EU, pharmacy bodies must do what they can to protect the interests of patients, whichever form of Brexit emerges.
Well-run pharmacies have nothing to fear as the General Pharmaceutical Council develops a tougher stance on inspections. But the regulator must prove that changes to its regime will drive continuous improvement.
BAME pharmacist pay: a hidden injusticeSubscription
As a survey suggests that Black, Asian and minority ethnic pharmacists are paid on average 16% less than their white counterparts, Jizak asks whether pharmacy employers should be compelled to publish ethnicity pay gap figures alongside gender pay gap statistics.
If you want an example of the perverse twists and turns of the UK’s medicines supply market, just look at buprenorphine.
The legalisation of medical cannabis has offered a chance to put pharmacy at the forefront of health and patient care, where it belongs.
With concerning levels of pharmacy technician job dissatisfaction, perhaps there is something pharmacists can do to help.
There is still much work to do to reduce disparities in registration assessment results, but the General Pharmaceutical Council’s efforts should hopefully be a move in the right direction.
The conversation about whether the days of pharmacists handing out white bags will soon be over was the most polarising debate of the FIP conference.
The government needs to take action to stop prescription drugs, including opioids and slimming tablets, being obtained from online pharmacies that can avoid regulation.
Pharmacists need answers now on FMDSubscription
With less than six months to go until the Falsified Medicines Directive comes into force, pharmacists in the UK need to know how to prepare for its implementation and what financial impact it could have on their business.