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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.

Planning for 2018

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

Monthly planner

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

February '18": Campaign to secure your future

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

Campaign to secure your future

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

Patient Safety

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Meeting the needs of modern pharmacy

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

Antibiotics prescribing errors

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

Supporting your patients to order repeat prescriptions

Learn from the experience of Strachan’s Pharmacy in Widnes.

New SOPs free-up pharmacists to deliver more clinically focused services

The revamped standard operating procedures are free of charge to members.

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

Optimise business performance

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

Category M clawback effects

A message from NPA chairman Ian Strachan.

Can you screen candidates using social media?

A number of employers feel that social media can be a great way to research candidates.

Public urged to 'discover' their local pharmacy

This year’s Ask Your Pharmacist (AYP) Week is on 6 to 13 November and provides a platform for pharmacy public awareness activities across the UK.

GDPR: are you starting to prepare?

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will apply in the UK from 25 May, 2018, irrespective of Brexit. NPA chief pharmacist Leyla Hannbeck looks at the implications for pharmacy.

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