The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, has written to all health and care staff in England, to give more information about the Government’s ongoing preparation for leaving the European Union, including:
The GPhC is seeking views on proposed guidance for pharmacist prescribers to make sure they provide safe and effective care when prescribing.
The guidance sets out nine key areas that relate to the provision of safe and effective prescribing. Pharmacist prescribers should consider the first eight areas when prescribing, to ensure safe and effective care. These are:
1. taking responsibility for prescribing safely
2. keeping up to date and prescribing within your level of competence
We have published our new enforcement policy for registered pharmacies which sets out the approach and principles we will follow when using our enforcement options and supports consistent decision-making.
Our overall approach is to support and encourage pharmacy owners to meet the standards for registered pharmacies.
The Privy Council has appointed five new members to the GPhC Council.
The new members, whose terms begin on 1 April 2019, are Aamer Safdar, Ann Jacklin, Neil Buckley, Penny Hopkins and Rima Makarem.
The new members will replace Berwyn Owen, David Prince, Mary Elford, Mohammed Hussain and Samantha Quaye who are stepping down at the end of March having completed two terms.
Three current members of Council, Arun Midha, Joanne Kember and Mark Hammond, have been re-appointed for a second term.
Nigel Clarke, Chair of the GPhC, said: