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NHS bodies to merge under workforce and technology reforms

NHS Digital, NHSX and Health Education England will be absorbed into NHS England as part of plans to develop the workforce and improve technology across the NHS in England. Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid announced the merger whilst describing his long-term strategy for the recruitment, training and retention of healthcare staff coupled with...

By |November 23rd, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on NHS bodies to merge under workforce and technology reforms

Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP): SSP013 – Lipitor® 20mg chewable tablets

In response to significant ongoing disruption to the supply of Lipitor® 20mg chewable tablets, a Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP) have been issued by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and these can be accessed on the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) website. This briefing provides information on these SSPs and is intended as a...

By |November 18th, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP): SSP013 – Lipitor® 20mg chewable tablets

GPhC statement on compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for NHS staff

Yesterday, the Government announced that frontline NHS staff will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This will apply across the CQC regulated health and care sector, and is expected to come into force from April 2022. This does not apply to people working in community pharmacies regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). In...

By |November 10th, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on GPhC statement on compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for NHS staff

Changing pharmacy opening hours in response to workforce pressures during the ongoing pandemic

Self-isolation requirements and a lack of available pharmacists (amongst other things) mean that short-notice closures/late opening/early closing incidents are continuing to happen, unavoidably, within the community pharmacy sector.  There is a clear duty on pharmacy contractors to ensure they provide services in line with their contractual arrangements; however, the current pressures may leave contractors making...

By |November 9th, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Changing pharmacy opening hours in response to workforce pressures during the ongoing pandemic

Almost £16m investment in professional career development

NHS England and NHS Improvement’s (NHSE&I) Pharmacy Integration Programme will invest up to £15.9 million over the next four years in a boost to pharmacy professional career development. NHSE&I and Health Education England (HEE) have announced that a range of training and development opportunities will be made available to enhance the skills of pharmacists and...

By |November 9th, 2021|Lexpos News|Comments Off on Almost £16m investment in professional career development