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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.

CEST review – have you received an HMRC letter?

Contractors are advised to give this letter urgent attention.

OPTIMISE BUSINESS PERFORMANCE

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

CAMPAIGNING FOR YOU

Local pharmacies can ease the NHS access crisis.

Monthly planner - May

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

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.

Your questions answered

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

YOUR OPINION COUNTS

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

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.

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.

Antibiotic errors

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

OPTIMISE BUSINESS PERFORMANCE

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

NUMSAS – CHANGES TO SUBMITTING PAYMENT CLAIMS

Updated process for submitting payment claims for the NUMSAS.

Representing you

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

Monthly planner - April 2018

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

Your questions answered

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

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:

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. 

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.

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