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, The Pharmaceutical Journal asks whether pharmacy employers should be compelled to publish ethnicity pay gap figures alongside gender pay gap statistics.
The pharmacy profession needs an official association for black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals to help ensure skin colour is never a barrier to success.
Pharmacy director for Boots UK Richard Bradley on union representation, technology and dealing with negative press.
How to treat fungal nail effectivelySubscription
Owing to the high recurrence rate of fungal nail infections, pharmacy professionals should be able to advise patients on effective treatment and preventative and appropriate self-care strategies to avoid re-infection.
It is increasingly recognised that many modifiable lifestyle factors contribute to sight loss.
The Pharmaceutical Journal has revealed a statistically significant gender pay gap of 6.4% in favour of male pharmacists — Emma Wilkinson and Angela Kam investigate.
Sara Sawieres details a typical day as lead pharmacist for the liver intensive therapy unit at King’s College Hospital.
Pharmacy2U, the UK’s largest online pharmacy, has lost a legal bid to obtain the contact details of National Pharmacy Association members.
The 16% pay gap was calculated based on estimated median pro rata salaries of £50,960 for white pharmacists and £43,056 for black Asian and minority ethnic pharmacists, assuming a 40-hour working week.
Prospective pharmacy students to go through suitability interview process before admission, GPhC suggestsSubscription
Prospective pharmacy students would be called for face-to-face interviews to gauge their suitability for a pharmacist role, under proposed changes to initial education and training standards by the General Pharmaceutical Council.
A YouGov poll of more than 2,000 people carried out for the General Pharmaceutical Council found that 79% of people believed unannounced inspections of pharmacies would reassure the public that they offered safe and effective care.
Ending gluten-free prescribing entirely would have more health benefits and save more money, government assessment findsSubscription
Ending the prescribing of all gluten-free foods would save the NHS more money and generate more health benefits rather than restricting prescribing of gluten-free foods to breads and mixes — the option preferred by the government — an impact assessment has found.
Six in ten hospital pharmacists in the UK have reported experiencing medicines shortages every day, according to a new survey carried out by the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists.
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Ash Soni, president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), said he was reassured to hear directly from the government about contingency planning in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.
Edward Frank Harrison registered as a pharmacist in 1891.
The number of preregistration trainee pharmacists who passed the autumn registration assessment has increased for the second year in a row, according to the latest results from the General Pharmaceutical Council.