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Allow pharmacists to alter prescriptions

Today, The Times has published a letter from RPS President Sandra Gidley calling for all community pharmacists to be allowed to make changes to prescriptions that would reduce unnecessary delays in pr

PPE portal: how to order emergency personal protective equipment

The Department of Health and Social Care has issued guidance on how to order emergency PPE. Healthcare providers can order additional personal protective equipment (PPE) through the portal to top up t

Covid-19 messages: We talk to the media

Pharmacists have been the focus of local media attention this week, showcasing their important role in promoting key covid-19 messages to the public. RPS England Board member Mahendra Patel has been

Class 2 medicines recall: Pharmaram Ltd, Clexane 4,000 IU (40mg)/0.4ml syringes

Pharmaram Ltd has informed the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) that a specific batch of Clexane 4,000IU (40mg)/0.4ml syringes has an error on the labelling affixed to the pl

RPS responds to latest Brexit news

Responding to a letter from the Government to medicines suppliers about Brexit and the end of the transition period on 31 December, including a request for manufacturers to stockpile six weeks’

Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Crescent Pharma Ltd, SyreniRing 0.120 mg/0.015 mg per 24 hours vaginal delivery system

Crescent Pharma Ltd has informed the MHRA that the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) within packs for certain batches is missing important safety relevant text changes. The changes to the PIL include

Class 3 medicines recall: Accord-UK Ltd, Digoxin tablets BP 250 micrograms

Accord-UK Ltd has informed the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) of an issue related to decommissioning of a specific batch of digoxin tablets 250 micrograms. Upon decommissio

Join our Inclusion and Diversity Action Group

Do you share our passion to improve inclusion and diversity in pharmacy? We’re setting up an inclusive, intersectional action group open to all who work in pharmacyand pharmaceutical science, b

Health and care workers to self-isolate on return to England from high-risk countries

The Government has confirmed registered health and care professionals travelling to England from high-risk countries will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. From 31st July all registered health

RPS England responds to NHS People Plan

Responding to the latest part of the NHS People Plan, RPS England Chair Claire Anderson said: “The last few months have seen a huge commitment from pharmacists and teams across the health servi