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RPS invites your views on education and training standards for pharmacist independent prescribers

We will be responding to the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) consultation on education and training standards for pharmacist independent prescribers, and are inviting members’ view

Medicines safety: indicators for safer prescribing (England)

The Medicines Safety Programme has developed a series of indicators to inform safer prescribing practice, helping pharmacists, clinicians and patients to review prescribed medicines and prevent avoida

RPS Wales welcomes new negligence indemnity scheme

RPS Wales has welcomed new arrangements to provide clinical negligence indemnity for GPs and the wider multi-disciplinary team. The state-backed scheme announced by the Welsh Government will benefit a

RPS England talks to BBC about prescribing over the counter medicines

Chair of RPS England Sandra Gidley was interviewed by BBC West Midlands radio today about the outcome of NHS England’s consultation on over the counter medicines which should not be routinely pr

Two new RPS Local Coordinators in Scotland announced

We are delighted to announce that we have recently filled the RPS Local Coordinator posts for Highlands and Islands and Lanarkshire and we warmly welcome Calum Murray (Highlands and Islands) and Gilli

RPS Local in Scotland: Bringing RPS closer to you – 6 months on

During our Seminar in 2017 we launched our new approach to local engagement and events – RPS Local. Six months on, we are delighted to share with you the initial impact this new model has delive

CAS alert: Influenza Season 2017/18: Use of Antiviral Medicines (England)

The Department of Health has issued an alert for the use of antiviral medicines....

Pharmacy Quality Payments Scheme: Guidance for the June 2018 declaration

NHS England has published guidance for the June 2018 declaration for the Pharmacy Quality Payments Scheme for community pharmacies in England.

Class 3 Medicines Recall: Latanoprost Timolol Eye drops

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a Class 3 medicines recall for a batch of Latanoprost Timolol Eye drops. FDC Pharma are recalling a specified batch due to an

New phone number for RPS elections queries

Our Board elections opened on Monday. The external company who manage the elections on our behalf (Mi-Voice) supplied a phone number to call in case you needed support; that number was incorrect. It w