Additional Police Support for Community Pharmacies in Wales

Police forces in Wales will be contacting community pharmacies to reassure pharmacists and their teams about the support they can provide to protect staff and pharmacy premises. This is in response to feedback from our members of significant increases in hostility, threats and violence directed towards community pharmacy teams. Commenting on the development, RPS Wales [...]

By |2020-05-13T13:57:00+00:00May 13th, 2020|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Nurses’ Day 2020 – Thank You Nurses!

Today, we’re saying thank you to nursing staff everywhere for the remarkable contribution they make to the lives of millions of people. International Nurses' Day is celebrated around the world each year on 12 May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. This year in particular it’s an extra special occasion because not only does it [...]

By |2020-05-12T11:00:19+00:00May 12th, 2020|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Community Pharmacies in Wales singing Calon Lan

Inspired by our friends and colleague at Community Pharmacy Northern Ireland, Community Pharmacy Wales have created a video to highlight some of the fantastic pharmacies in Wales working tirelessly during the Covid-19 Crisis.

By |2020-05-12T10:48:10+00:00May 12th, 2020|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Employees and locums must ensure employers report COVID-19 infections acquired at work

Employee and locum pharmacists are reminded to ensure pharmacy employers notify the Health & Safety Executive (HSE or the NI HSE in Northern Ireland) if a pharmacist or one of the pharmacy team contracts COVID-19 and was likely to have contracted the infection at work. Employers have clear legal responsibilities for maintaining the health and [...]

By |2020-05-06T20:53:32+00:00May 6th, 2020|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Pro Delivery Manager and volunteer medicines deliveries – Wales leads the way

The Minister for Health and Social Services in Wales, Vaughan Gething, today announced new arrangements to ensure people who are shielding or self-isolating can continue to get their prescription medicines - in partnership with the National Pharmacy Association and Pro Delivery Manager (PDM).   Many pharmacies across the rest of the UK are also examining [...]

By |2020-05-05T10:57:14+00:00May 5th, 2020|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

RPS – Here for You

The weeks since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK have been a whirlwind. Our health service and pharmacy teams have been tested like never before. At a time when there is so much anxiety and uncertainty, I have been truly inspired and impressed to see pharmacy teams across the country rising to [...]

By |2020-05-04T12:16:08+00:00May 4th, 2020|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Calls for Increased Awareness of Pancreatic Cancer

Many people are worried about visiting their doctor or pharmacist during the current coronavirus pandemic and as a result there has been a large drop off in people presenting to their GP or reporting symptoms. However, the public are still being encouraged to use the NHS services as they would do normally. Pancreatic Cancer Action are urging the public [...]

By |2020-04-30T15:29:30+00:00April 30th, 2020|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

A Quest for Clarity

Functional neurological disorder (FND) is a disorder of the functioning of the nervous system that involves a problem with the way the brain sends and receives signals – yet for far too long the condition has been cloaked in mystery and misunderstanding. To help us wade through the complexity, Tom Plender, as a musician and [...]

By |2020-04-30T15:15:27+00:00April 30th, 2020|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

COVID-19: The Teenager Perspective

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the whole world. Many countries have introduced extreme measures in order to try and contain this deadly virus. People of all ages are now having to adjust to major lifestyle changes such as staying indoors and losing regular contact with friends and family. But how is this impacting the [...]

By |2020-04-26T20:36:14+00:00April 26th, 2020|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Letter from the Home Secretary to the Chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

Dear Professor Bowden-Jones, COVID-19: emergency legislation to enable supply of controlled drugs The Covid-19 pandemic is expected to place very high demands on our health service, and we must be as prepared as possible. We intend to put in place emergency measures to: i) legislate to allow registered pharmacies to supply substances in Schedule 2, [...]

By |2020-04-23T12:37:06+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments
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