Fitness to practice….consider your referees!

The GPhC consider a pharmacy professional fit to practice when they can demonstrate the skills, knowledge, character and health required to do their job safely and effectively. They describe fitness to practice as a person’s suitability to be on the register without...

Free Online Course to Disaster

Yesterday I had a call from a distraught pharmacist who desperately wanted to know how to go about growing his new pharmaceutical wholesaling venture which he had set up with a friend.  Our conversation went as follows:   Caller: “We have applied for a MHRA...

When Europe acts as one but isn’t joined up.

For pretty much the whole of the last six months the team at PCL have been trying to make headway with certain issues thrown up by the EU Guidelines on GDP for Medicinal Products for Human Use (5th Nov 2013). On face value it is hugely helpful that there are common...

Distance Selling Pharmacies: Providing Enhanced and Advanced Services

One question we get asked time and time again with regard to Distance Selling Pharmacies is can you provide Enhanced and Advanced services from the premises? The answer is yes! But……. Although distance-selling pharmacies may provide advanced and/or enhanced services...