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Monthly planner - April 2018

Things to do and things to know in community pharmacy across the UK.

Representing you

NPA organised a patient group roundtable to discuss access to care.

NUMSAS – CHANGES TO SUBMITTING PAYMENT CLAIMS

Updated process for submitting payment claims for the NUMSAS.

OPTIMISE BUSINESS PERFORMANCE

The NPA has launched a new Community Pharmacy Operational Support Pack, known as the Ops pack.

Antibiotic errors

The NPA is reminding members of the best practice around liquid preparations after a toddler was violently ill, following a suspected overdose.

Managing performance issues for disabled employees

Over 11 million people in the UK have a limiting long- term illness, impairment or disability. Laura Chalkley from NPA business partner, Ellis Whittam, explores what to do if someone in the pharmacy team is affected.

New CPD Hub modules available for pharmacists and their teams

New modules looking at malaria prevention, smoking cessation and hay fever are now available Pharmacy teams are able to access several new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules through the NPA CPD Hub.

YOUR OPINION COUNTS

The NPA frequently responds to policy consultations on behalf of members.

Your questions answered

A selection of recent members’ questions that were answered by the NPA’s pharmacy services team

Guidance on cannabis oil and products containing CBD

Many members have sought information on various CBD products and guidance on whether to stock, sell and supply such products from their pharmacy premises.

Monthly planner - March 2018

Things to do and things to know in community pharmacy across the UK.

Speaking up for independents

The supervision saga: Ian Strachan, NPA chairman, reflects on the latest twists of the supervision debate.

TOP PATIENT SAFETY TOPICS

The most common errors reported to the NPA in 2017 were ‘wrong drug’ (24%) and ‘wrong/unclear dose or strength’ (24%) errors.

Putting mental health on your agenda

One in four of us will experience poor mental health at some stage in our lives, so it’s possible that someone in your pharmacy is affected. 

Medicines in pregnancy and patient safety

The NPA has developed a suite of patient safety resources, intended to raise the awareness of the risks of valproate and other medicines used during pregnancy amongst the pharmacy team and patients – the new resources include:

Your questions answered

A selection of recent members’ questions that were answered by the NPA’s pharmacy services team.

Election to the NPA Board of Management 2018

The Board is responsible for managing the NPA, which is run by its members, for its members.

NUMSAS – NHS England update and feedback

NHS England has released a further update on the success of the NHS Urgent Medicine Supply Advanced Service (NUMSAS) pilot.

HR: 2018 ones to watch

Laura Chalkley looks at six things to keep on your HR radar in the coming year.
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NPA pushes for pharmacy to ease NHS access crisis

The NPA’s See You Sooner report calls for investment in community pharmacy based NHS services.

Nitin Sodha elected new chair at NPA

Sodha was first elected to the board in 2007 and has been vice-chair since 2014.

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NPA pushes for pharmacy to ease NHS access crisis

The NPA’s See You Sooner report calls for investment in community pharmacy based NHS services.

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