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Can you screen candidates using social media?

A number of employers feel that social media can be a great way to research candidates.

Public urged to 'discover' their local pharmacy

This year’s Ask Your Pharmacist (AYP) Week is on 6 to 13 November and provides a platform for pharmacy public awareness activities across the UK.

GDPR: are you starting to prepare?

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will apply in the UK from 25 May, 2018, irrespective of Brexit. NPA chief pharmacist Leyla Hannbeck looks at the implications for pharmacy.

Corticosteroids – risk of central serous chorioretinopathy

Leyla Hannbeck, NPA chief pharmacist, responds following reports of CSCR with local and systemic corticosteroid treatment.

A joke too far?

Laura Chalkley, Employment Advisory Service Manager at NPA business partner Ellis Whittam, tackles the difficult subject of harassment.

Modern Slavery Act 2015: What are my obligations?

The NPA has published new resources to help members discharge their obligations under the Modern Slavery Act

Campaign to secure your future

The NPA’s head of parliamentary affairs, Chris Ford, explains how the NPA will be flying the flag for independent community pharmacies at this year’s political party conferences.

NPA flu resources now available

The NPA has launched flu resources following the publication of the PGD and service specification

Community Pharmacy IT Group is born

The inaugural meeting of the Community Pharmacy IT Group convened at the NPA.

Putting a stop to fake sickness absences!

Laura Chalkley, Employment Advisory Service Manager at NPA business partner Ellis Whittam, explains how to deal with sickness absence.

Whistleblowing guidance

Whistleblowing guidance and a template policy are now available to download from the NPA website.

Dealing with annual leave requests

Laura Chalkley, Employment Advisory Service Manager at NPA business partner Ellis Whittam, explains how to deal with annual leave requests.

Managing performance effectively

Laura Chalkley, Employment Advisory Service Manager at NPA business partner Ellis Whittam, talks about effective performance management

Quality Payments - how to claim them all

Leyla Hannbeck, chief pharmacist at the NPA, provides advice on maximising Quality Payments.

Smoking in the pharmacy

How to manage smoking breaks at work

The Medication Safety Officer on patient safety

Leyla Hannbeck summarises her latest Medication Safety Officer's report

Healthy Living Pharmacy – the answers

Leyla Hannbeck discusses registration as a level 1 Healthy Living Pharmacy

Hand-held wifi in Scotland

Hand Held Device NHS WiFi Access to the Scottish Wide Area Network (SWAN) to be extended this year

GPhC consultations and discussion papers

Your opinion counts – share your views on current GPhC consultations

NPA and PSNC legal cases to be heard in March

Legal cases against funding cuts to be heard in March
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Save the date: 21 November!

A political campaigning day for community pharmacy is being organised.

PDA and NPA urge safety first in supervision debate

The PDA and NPA have jointly appealed to members of the Department of Health's Rebalancing Board to adopt a patient safe...

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Save the date: 21 November!

A political campaigning day for community pharmacy is being organised.

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Pharmacist Support sets £10k goal for #GoGreen4PS

The weeklong event, now in its second year, kicks off on World Pharmacists Day on 25 September.

CPD module: Headache and migraine

Charles Gladwin reviews the drug and medical device approaches to the management of headache and migraine

New Voltarol heat patch

The launch is being supported by Voltarol sponsorship of the TV show Britain by Bike.