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  • empty pharmacy counter staff staffing

    More funding needed to meet 'NHS long-term plan', pharmacy leads warn Subscription

    14 NOV 2019 15:52 By Corrinne Burns

    Pharmacy leads responsible for an area that covers 1.5 million people have warned that “urgent action” to increase pharmacy training funds is needed if the pharmacy workforce is to deliver on the ‘NHS long-term plan’. 

  • Nigel Clarke, chair of the General Pharmaceutical Council

    GPhC 'concerned' over planned cuts to NHS preregistration training Subscription

    18 FEB 2019 12:49 By Nigel Praities

    Exclusive: The chair of the General Pharmaceutical Council has said he is “concerned” that planned cuts to preregistration training could make it more difficult to ensure that pharmacists can meet the changing demands of the NHS.

  • Students

    Funding for preregistration pharmacists to be cut by up to 25% across England, HEE announces Subscription

    10 JAN 2019 14:51 By Julia Robinson

    Salary support funding for NHS preregistration places across England will be cut to 75% from September 2020, Health Education England has announced.

  • Call for grant applications: Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship

    22 OCT 2018 15:11

    Funding has been made available from the Department of Health and Social Care, through the Fleming Fund, to support implementation of antimicrobial stewardship activities in four low or middle-income commonwealth countries: Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

  • antimicrobial resistance testing in petri dish

    Government provides £32m for innovative antimicrobial resistance research Subscription

    16 OCT 2018 12:29 By Kathy Oxtoby

    Up to £32m of funding will be awarded to the NHS, universities and research organisations for research into antimicrobial resistance, the Department of Health and Social Care has announced. 

  • Asta Prajapati, pharmacist

    Pharmacist awarded £350k to improve adherence in bipolar disorder Subscription

    5 JUN 2018 9:37 By Corrinne Burns

    A mental health pharmacist at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has received a grant to improve medicines adherence in patients with bipolar disorder.

  • Kayt Blythin is principal clinical pharmacist for medicines optimisation for care homes at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

    How Kayt Blythin established a pharmacist-led medicines optimisation service in East Sussex care homes Subscription

    9 APR 2018 0:00 By Kayt Blythin

    Kayt Blythin is a principal clinical pharmacist for medicines optimisation for care homes at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Nuala Hampson, general practice pharmacist in West Bradford Medical Centre, Nottinghamshire

    How Nuala Hampson promotes the role of pharmacists working in general practice Subscription

    22 JAN 2018 11:15 By Nuala Hampson

    Working in general practice has allowed me to develop my clinical knowledge and medicines management skills, says Nuala Hampson.

  • Members of the Pharmacists Clinic team at the University of British Columbia (UBC)

    Pharmacist-led clinic in Canada aims to benefit students, pharmacists and patients Subscription

    12 JAN 2018 15:08 By Janna Lawrence

    As pharmacists take on more clinical roles within primary care, innovative models of practice are emerging around the world. The University of British Columbia, Canada, has opened a pharmacist-led primary care clinic, which showcases what pharmacists can do, is an educational tool for students and a ‘living laboratory’ through which pharmacy practice research is conducted. In this feature, we describe how the clinic operates and look at whether such a scheme would translate to the UK.

  • Lab research

    Pharmacy Research UK awards open to non-RPS members for first time Subscription

    9 JAN 2018 14:54

    Pharmacy Research UK has launched its 2018 funding round to non Royal Pharmaceutical Society members.

  • Sion Scott (centre), research student and associate tutor at the University of East Anglia, received the award for a year-long project to develop a model for deprescribing in hospital. He is flanked by Dr Martyn Patel, consultant geriatrician and service

    Pharmacy Research UK awards more than £80k in funding

    30 NOV 2017 15:23

    Six pharmacy researchers will share more than £80,000 of funding awarded by Pharmacy Research UK

  • Sarah Cavanagh, acting director of East Anglia Regional Medicines Information Service for Ipswich Hospital

    Providing medicines information to the masses Subscription

    20 NOV 2017 12:00 By Sarah Cavanagh

    Sarah Cavanagh, acting director of East Anglia Regional Medicines Information Service for Ipswich Hospital, looks back on her career and her work with a Tropical Health and Education Trust programme supporting training of health workers and capacity building in Mozambique

  • Bacterial culture in petri dish study in laboratory

    Global standard needed for antibiotic stewardship to halt resistance, say experts

    2 AUG 2017 15:26

    Experts writing in Clinical Microbiology and Infection say there is a need for a global standard in terms of funding and core stewardship activities to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

  • Houses of Parliament

    Government delays over Brexit having ‘corrosive effect’ on science R&D, say Lords

    21 DEC 2016 13:55

    Government delays in addressing the impact of Brexit on the UK’s science community is having a “corrosive effect” on research and development that could damage the economy in the long run, according to the findings of an inquiry by peers in the House of Lords.

  • Philip Hammond holding the autumn statement outside Downing Street

    No new money for health in autumn statement

    24 NOV 2016 12:00

    There was no new money for the NHS or social care announced in the autumn statement on 23 November 2016, despite warnings from the NHS and local government that services are at breaking point and evidence that a crisis in social services is heightening pressure on an already overburdened NHS.

  • Hospital accident and emergency departments

    Pharmacy integration fund will total £42m over next two years

    21 OCT 2016 15:05
    Comments (1)

    NHS England has announced that the pharmacy integration fund (PhIF), originally proposed in December 2015 as part of the government’s plans for community pharmacy, will total £42m over the next two years. This is substantially lower than the initial figure put forward earlier in 2016, which suggested the fund would amount to £300m by 2020–2021.

  • Antimicrobial resistance testing in petri dish

    UK government puts up £4m to cover capital costs of antimicrobial resistance research

    28 SEP 2016 15:33

    Funding of £4m is being made available by the UK government to support projects that tackle the global challenges of antimicrobial resistance. 

  • Jo Johnson, Conservative MP and minister for universities and science

    Minister attempts to reassure science sector about life post-Brexit

    4 JUL 2016 15:45 By Ingrid Torjesen

    The UK needs to improve at building business and innovating on the back of its own scientific discoveries, says Jo Johnson, Conservative Party MP and minister for universities and science.

  • Two months on from the announcement that the community pharmacy contractual framework will be cut by 6% in 2016, Sandra Gidley, chair of the RPS English Pharmacy Board, talks about the proposed changes and what the RPS is doing

    Making the case for community pharmacy Subscription

    9 FEB 2016 15:22 By Julia Robinson
    Comments (1)

    Two months on from the announcement that the community pharmacy contractual framework will be cut by 6% in 2016, Sandra Gidley, chair of the RPS English Pharmacy Board, talks to Julia Robinson about her thoughts on the proposed changes and what the RPS is doing to support its members through them.

  • Research funding for pharmacists Subscription

    5 JAN 2016 14:33

    Pharmacy Research UK is now accepting applications from pharmacists wishing to develop skills and experience in research relating to their practice. 

  • Planned government budget cuts put pharmacy’s role in providing public health services under threat

    How cuts to public health funding could affect pharmacy Subscription

    25 NOV 2015 16:43 By Stephen Robinson

    Planned government budget cuts put pharmacy’s role in providing public health services under threat.

  • Helping disadvantaged young people become healthcare professionals Subscription

    12 NOV 2015 11:32 By Sheena Jagjiwan

    Pharmacists in Africa play a key role in managing the supply and distribution of drugs for major conditions such as HIV and AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. Well-trained pharmacists improve the access to healthcare in rural communities by being able to advise and diagnose patients with minor illnesses.

  • Travelling fellowships for British citizens Subscription

    11 JUN 2015 16:31

    British citizens can now apply for a travelling fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT). The fellowships in the “medicines, health and patient care” category are open to nurses, care staff, therapists and others who wish to travel overseas to look at best practice and innovative programmes. There are 150 fellowships available up to a total value of £1.34m. Interested parties can apply via the ...

  • NPA research bursary Subscription

    27 MAY 2015 13:44

    Applications for the National Pharmacy Association’s (NPA) Health Education Foundation Bursary are now open to registered pharmacists. The £10,000 bursary aims to support registered pharmacists who have an interest in developing their skills to undertake research relating to community pharmacy practice. An application pack can be downloaded from ...

  • Economist league table places NHS near bottom for resources; near top for access Subscription

    7 MAY 2015 14:59

    The NHS has a “basic resourcing problem” that must be addressed by the next UK government, warns a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit.

  • Sean Dixon, head of Business Services Group at The Royal Bank of Scotland, describes how to secure funding from a bank to set up a pharmacy business

    Advice on securing a bank loan to buy a pharmacy Subscription

    6 MAY 2015 15:19 By Sean Dixon

    Most would-be pharmacy owners have to secure funding from a bank to set up a business. Sean Dixon, head of Business Services Group at the Royal Bank of Scotland, describes what you can expect from your advisers — and what they expect from you.

  • Innovation fund to support antibiotic development on the cards Subscription

    12 MAR 2015

    A global innovation fund worth up to US$2bn could be set up to encourage pharmaceutical companies to search for and develop new classes of antibiotics.

  • Jim O’Neill (pictured), chair of the UK’s independent Review of Antimicrobial Resistance, said that an innovation fund worth up to US$2bn could be set up to encourage the pharmaceutical industry to develop new classes of antibiotics

    US$2bn global innovation fund proposed to tackle antimicrobial resistance Subscription

    4 MAR 2015 9:27 By Ingrid Torjesen

    A worldwide innovation fund worth up to US$2bn could be set up to encourage the pharmaceutical industry to search for and develop new classes of antibiotics.

  • UK government provides £13.7m for ‘stratified medicine’ collaborations Subscription

    2 FEB 2015 17:23

    The UK government has announced £13.7m of funding for four ‘stratified medicine’ collaborations with the Medical Research Council.

  • Clinical pharmacy research grant Subscription

    19 JAN 2015 9:58

    The UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) and Pharmacy Research UK are together offering research grants of between £5,000–£50,000 to support pharmacy practitioners to take forward their research within clinical pharmacy. The focus of the grant would be to support pharmacists in their early research career (i.e. looking to secure their first project grant as a Principal Investigator). Further information is available from the

  • Funding available for health innovations Subscription

    13 JAN 2015 13:35

    The next round of applications for The Health Foundation’s (THF) ‘Innovation for improvement’ programme are now open. Funds of £75,000 per project are released to projects that set out to test new innovations to improve health outcomes. THF plans to fund 20 projects per round for the next five rounds. This round of applications closes at noon on 10 February 2015. More ...

  • Pharmacy has little control over government funding Subscription

    22 DEC 2014 10:53 By Michael Koumis
    Comments (1)

    The decision by Greg Clark, the minister for universities, science and cities, not to introduce controls on the number of pharmacy students is pretty much what many of us expected. Since extra government funding for pre-registration places will not be made available, it is no skin off his nose if large numbers graduate. If it is not costing the NHS a penny, it seems pointless lobbying our local MP, as Gino Martini suggested (

  • 'Realising the value' programme Subscription

    5 DEC 2014 14:21

    NHS England has launched the ‘Realising the value’ programme, a new initiative which aims to empower people and communities to take more control of their health. Through this programme, NHS England will award a grant of up to £500,000 to a charity or not-for-profit organisation to identify evidence-based approaches to self-care. The deadline for applications is 9 January 2014. More information is available from the

  • The European Medicines Agency (EMA) amends policy on handling declarations of interest

    Medicines regulator amends conflict of interest rules to ensure suitability of experts Subscription

    25 NOV 2014 16:35 By Francesca Rivers

    The European Medicines Agency has amended its policy on handling declarations of interest to ensure pharmaceutical experts are not unduly excluded.

  • Ebola research projects receive £1.34m Subscription

    17 NOV 2014 17:12

    A hand-held device to test bodily fluids for the Ebola virus is among five new research projects announced by the UK government and the Wellcome Trust.

  • Close up of a lung-on-chip linked to a cyclic suction - organ on chip

    Organ-on-chip technology to revolutionise drug development Subscription

    7 AUG 2014 By Janna Lawrence

    Pioneering work creating organ models aims to predict the human response to a protein in order to assess whether it is a suitable drug target.

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    Recognising excellence through changing times: The Pharmaceutical Care Awards Subscription

    5 JUL 2014 By Maureen O'Sullivan

    In the 22 years since the awards were introduced, healthcare in the UK and the roles of pharmacy teams have changed substantially

  • Prescribing clinics Subscription

    12 JUN 2014 8:53

    The Scottish Government has announced that funding will continue until 2014–15 for community pharmacists in Scotland to provide prescribing clinics. NHS boards will distribute the funding and have been told to consider a number of factors this year. These include supporting clinics that extend to multiple morbidities but not funding smoking cessation clinics. This is because the pharmacy smoking cessation service within the core public health service is to be extended to include supply ...

  • Leadership scholarships Subscription

    4 JUN 2014 15:07

    The Florence Nightingale Foundation is offering 15 leadership scholarships to pharmacists and other healthcare professionals working within Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

  • The Pharmaceutical Journal, 24/31 May 2014, Vol 292, 7811/7812

    Darzi Fellowship accepts pharmacy-led project to improve care of AF patients Subscription

    21 MAY 2014 15:34 By Asha Fowells

    Patients with atrial fibrillation who take new oral anticoagulants to reduce their risk of stroke need a smooth transition of care from hospital to community, Asha Fowells finds

  • Money (Claudiodivizia/

    Research grants on offer from Pharmacy Research UK Subscription

    15 JUL 2013 13:59

    Pharmacy Research UK is inviting applications to its research grant fund for 2013.

  • Awards: Health Foundation Subscription

    1 AUG 2012

    Applications are invited for the Health Foundation’s quality improvement fellowship 2013/14. The fellowship is open to applicants who are in a leadership role relating to quality improvement and provides the opportunity to spend a year fully funded at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Massachusetts.

  • Oncology award

    1 APR 2012

    The Quality in Care partnership’s 2012 Excellence in Oncology Awards is open for entry to professionals and individuals who have contributed to furthering the lives of cancer patients in the UK. Closing date: 20 July 2012. 

  • Patient group bursary

    1 MAR 2012

    Social enterprises and professional associations are invited to apply to Sanofi’s patient group bursary scheme for projects delivering improvements in patient empowerment and information. Three successful groups will be awarded grants of £25,000, £15,000 or £10,000 each. Closing date: 27 April 2012.

  • Grünenthal Pain Awards

    1 FEB 2012

    The Grünenthal Pain Awards are open for entries from individuals, groups and collaborative projects that bring together professionals from various disciplines to submit projects in pain management that show innovation and a significant improvement in patient care.

  • NPA bursary

    1 FEB 2012

    Applications are invited for the 2012 Health Education Foundation bursary. The £10,000 bursary aims to support pharmacists with an interest in developing skills to undertake research relating to community pharmacy practice. An application pack can be downloaded from the National Pharmacy Association’s website.

  • SAGE

    1 NOV 2011

    Applications are invited for the 2011/2012 Shire Awards for Gastrointestinal Excellence. The awards are designed to allow individuals, units and healthcare networks in GI care to be recognised for innovative work, share best practice and raise standards of patient care.

  • UKCPA Subscription

    9 JUN 2011

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