Press Releases Professional Regulatory - April 2017

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Providing safe and effective services online (GPhC press release 03.03.17)

In a joint statement, four regulatory bodies - the General Pharmaceutical Council, CQC, the General Medical Council, and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency - have reminded providers and healthcare professionals working for online primary care services that they must provide safe and effective care.

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Schemes allowing barristers to receive instructions without solicitors are working well, BSB’s latest review finds (Bar Standards Board 15.03.17)

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published the results of a review into the Public and Licensed Access schemes. These schemes allow members of the public and other lay clients to instruct barristers directly without first instructing a solicitor or other intermediary. 

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Bar Standards Board opens for ABS authorisations (Bar Standards Board 03.04.17)

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has from today begun licensing Alternative Business Structures (ABSs). 

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High Court judgment confirms standards for pharmacy professionals are lawful (General Pharmaceutical Council 12.04.17)

The High Court has today handed down its judgment in relation to the PDA’s application for judicial review of the new standards for pharmacy professionals. The PDA’s application for permission to seek a judicial review in relation to the standards was refused.

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