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Gerry Diamond

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  • Faculty process is too complexSubscription

    8 SEP 2015Comments (6)

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has got revalidation and its Faculty raison d’etre wrong. Firstly, revalidation will not demand the level of scrutiny by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) that the RPS Faculty sets. There are three rather tortuous levels to be achieved by the Faculty, and what the GPhC will require will probably not exceed the current level one because it will need a bog standard one-size-fits-all approach to meet a basic rationale for practice of its registrants

  • Postgraduate education gives pharmacists an edgeSubscription

    12 AUG 2015

    Continuing professional development (CPD) is an essential pathway for pharmacists to evolve their knowledge and skills and I welcome initiatives by the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education to provide a variety of postgraduate courses for pharmacists. However, investment in postgraduate training has been parsimonious on many levels. Hopefully the government’s initiatives to provide postgraduate loans for masters students would help (albeit available only to those under 30 years of

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