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TRAINING UPDATE

NPA’s accuracy checking course — important changes to note.

YOUR OPINION COUNTS

GPhC consultation on regulation pharmacies

Claim capital allowance on your pharmacy

Pharmacy contractors can claim thousands of pounds in tax benefits available from their commercial properties.

Public Affairs Update

Life expectancy gap between richest and poorest is acid test of NHS Plan, PM is told.

Monthly planner - July

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

CAMPAIGNING FOR YOU

Pharmacy cuts back in the spotlight.

Monthly planner - June 2018

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

Availability of adrenaline auto-injectors

Tell patients not to worry - other brands are available.

YOUR OPINION COUNTS

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

Your questions answered - May

A selection of recent members’ questions specifically on GDPR.

NEW AND POPULAR NPA RESOURCES

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

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.

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