On the eve of the start of the Pharmacy First service, we know pharmacy teams across the country are continuing to work hard to be ready to provide the service. We have been responding to lots of your questions on the service, with the most frequently asked being added to our Pharmacy First FAQ webpage. [...]
NHS England has asked us to share the following important information on the recruitment of foundation trainee pharmacists in 2024 (2025 intake) with pharmacy owners. Significant changes have been implemented for the 2025 foundation training year in line with the Initial Education and Training of Pharmacists reform programme required by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). [...]
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The Pharmacy First service will commence next week on Wednesday 31st January 2024. When the service was first announced last year, a caveat was applied to the start date, as there was a significant amount of IT development work to be undertaken within community pharmacy, general practice and NHS IT systems. IT system suppliers and [...]
NHS England has published its vaccination strategy, on which it consulted with stakeholders and the public in the autumn of last year. Read the vaccination strategy A key proposal within the strategy is to delegate commissioning responsibility for vaccination services, which currently rests with NHS England, to integrated care boards (ICB). This follows similar delegation [...]
Pharmacy owners are reminded of the requirement to complete the 2023 workforce survey, which is a mandatory requirement for all pharmacy owners. Over two thirds of pharmacies are yet to complete the survey. Read more about the survey and how to complete it In some cases, e.g. Company Chemists’ Association member companies and other multiple [...]
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