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PLEA 2013 seminar report

Posted: Friday, May 24th, 2013

A report of the PLEA 2013 seminar has been sent to the pharmacy press and is available here for visitors to the PLEA website.

GSL sales on trains and planes

Posted: Thursday, May 9th, 2013

The MHRA has issued a consultation (MLX 381) on changes to the law to allow the sale of GSL medicines on trains and aircraft. Consultation closes on 7th June 2013

AGM papers available

Posted: Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Please note that the agenda and papers for our AGM, in association with the seminar on Thursday May 16th, have been posted under the "events" tab. If you are intending to come to our seminar, please register now or send an email to the address.

10th edition Pharmacy and Medicines Law now out

Posted: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

The 10th edition of Dale and Appelbe's Pharmacy and Medicines Law is now available for pre-ordering. Click here for the editor's comments on the new book and here to make your pre-order. (Wait for the book icons to move and Dale and Appelbe will appear.)

Further MHRA simplification of regulations

Posted: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

The MHRA has announced a package of simplification proposals in response to the Red Tape Challenge. The package includes relocation of the MHRA website to the Government platform - - intention to review medicines sanctions and penalties including s64 offences in the Medicines Act and relaxation of the legislation to permit the sale of certain GSL medicines on planes and trains. There is also a 41 page spreadsheet of the fate of all the medicines regulations included in this process.

Healthcare Professions Indemnity to be compulsory

Posted: Friday, March 8th, 2013

A consultation has been published on a Section 60 (Health Act 1999) Order to require all healthcare professionals to have insurance or indemnity cover in place as a condition of their registration. This will also implement Article 4 (2) (d) of the EU Directive 2011/25/EU on the application of patients' rights in cross-border healthcare. Whilst the pharmacy regulators (GPhC and PSNI) require declarations about indemnity at registration or renewal the sanctions are currently only exercisable through the fitness to practise procedures. Consultation closes on 17th May 2013.

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These news items are not exhaustive but are selected according to their relevance to pharmacy practice, NHS community pharmacy contracts and the regulation of the pharmacy profession. If you wish to add any items that you think we have missed, contact our news editor.