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Speaking up for independents

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

Monthly planner - March 2018

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

Planning for 2018

Tips on how pharmacy teams can stay ahead in the coming year.

Medicines shortages – NPA patient and prescriber information leaflets published

The NPA has produced two leaflets to help pharmacy teams inform patients and prescribers about the medicines shortage crisis.

HR: 2018 ones to watch

Laura Chalkley looks at six things to keep on your HR radar in the coming year.

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.

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.

February '18": Campaign to secure your future

Dialogue is an essential part of our political and public affairs strategy

Monthly planner

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

Important requirements to recording CPD going forward

Under the new revalidation framework registered pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, will now be required to demonstrate that they are undertaking regular reviews of learning and practice, to ensure their knowledge is up-to-date.

NPA blood glucose equipment resource – available now

A new resource “NPA blood glucose monitoring and compatibility equipment checker” has been produced to support pharmacy teams.

Tribunal fees

Fees to access Employment Tribunals were abolished by the Supreme Court earlier this year. Laura Chalkley, Employment Advisory Service Manager at NPA business partner Ellis Whittam takes a look at what that means for pharmacies

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The GDPR will come into effect in the UK from 25 May 2018, regardless of Brexit. Organisations, including pharmacies, currently required to comply with the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) for processing personal data, will need to be compliant with the GDPR.

Patient Safety

NPA Medication Safety Officer (MSO) and patient safety reports: 2017.

Campaign to secure your future

This winter I have experienced one of the worst months I can ever recall since qualifying in 1986.

Antibiotics prescribing errors

The NPA has been made aware of a number of serious prescribing errors related to antibiotics. 

Meeting the needs of modern pharmacy

New and easy to use templates of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are now available for you to download.

Category M clawback effects

A message from NPA chairman Ian Strachan.

Optimise business performance

NPA members are being invited to sign up for a free three-month trial of the Pro Delivery Manager app.

Managing the Christmas and New Year holidays

With holiday season almost upon us Laura Chalkley answers some of your legal questions about employees’ holiday entitlements

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