Corrinne Burns is Royal Pharmaceutical Society Correspondent at The Pharmaceutical Journal.
A newly agreed Pharmacy Quality Scheme will focus on ensuring contractors in England have taken measures to protect staff and patients from COVID-19.
Matt Hancock, the health and social care secretary, told an audience of pharmacists that he could not make a commitment on whether, or how, £370 million in advance funding given to community pharmacies in England to help them manage through the COVID-19 pandemic should be repaid.
Pharmacies offering the NHS ‘Pharmacy First’ scheme in Scotland will receive base payments of £1,250 per month from 1 October 2020, the Scottish government has confirmed.
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There have been big changes across the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in 2019: it has been a year of new faces, new campaigns, new publications and, for the RPS in Scotland, a new home.
It’s been a busy year for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). The Society co-hosted the 2018 International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Congress, which saw more than 3,000 delegates from 107 countries gather in Glasgow during 2–6 September. The Society used the congress to launch its professional development core curriculum, the product of five years’ work to help support pharmacists through their career development.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can be an added stressor to an already challenging job in pharmacy. Corrinne Burns caught up with pharmacists living with symptoms of the condition to find how they manage them.