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Monthly planner - June 2018

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

CAMPAIGNING FOR YOU

Pharmacy cuts back in the spotlight.

Help with social media

If you are not using social media to promote your pharmacy then it’s high time to start thinking about it. If you do have any social media accounts, then you may understand how much of a powerful and cost free tool it is.

Business compliance

The NPA has launched a resource to help contractors comply with a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirement to appoint a data ‘expert’ within the team.

NPA fundraising for Pharmacist Support

The National Pharmacy Association is selling an exclusive range of Community Pharmacy Works clothing items, including socks, cufflinks and t-shirts, with all proceeds going to the charity Pharmacist Support. 

Stamping out bullying at your pharmacy

We would hope that school bullies would grow out of their bad habits when they become adults, but unfortunately bullying does occur in the workplace.

TOP PATIENT SAFETY TOPICS

Dispensing errors involving delivery drivers made up 5% of incidents reported to the NPA in the first three months of 2018.

Your Questions Answered

A selection of recent members’ questions speci cally on the GDPR which came into effect on Friday 25 May that were answered by the NPA’s pharmacy team

Changes to vaccination skills assessment

The National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners (Standards) was updated in February, which means the vaccination skills assessment has changed.

CEST review – have you received an HMRC letter?

Contractors are advised to give this letter urgent attention.

Employment status - top tips for pharmacy employers

Laura Chalkley from NPA’s employment law advisory service team, Ellis Whittam, looks at the importance of employment status and what to watch out for with your locums.

Getting to grips with the Falsifed Medicines Directive (FMD)

The UK FMD Working Group for Community Pharmacy, which the NPA works closely alongside, recently published guidance called The Way Forward for FMD in Community Pharmacy. It is crucial reading for every pharmacy team to help them prepare for the new directive.

NEW AND POPULAR NPA RESOURCES

A fundamental requirement for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation is staff awareness.

Your questions answered - May

A selection of recent members’ questions specifically on GDPR.

YOUR OPINION COUNTS

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

Availability of adrenaline auto-injectors

Tell patients not to worry - other brands are available.

Monthly planner - May

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

CAMPAIGNING FOR YOU

Local pharmacies can ease the NHS access crisis.

OPTIMISE BUSINESS PERFORMANCE

Jignesh Patel looks at some of the issues around starting a vaccination clinic.

Monthly planner - April 2018

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