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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

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

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

Supporting your patients to order repeat prescriptions

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

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.

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.

Can you screen candidates using social media?

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

Corticosteroids – risk of central serous chorioretinopathy

Leyla Hannbeck, NPA chief pharmacist, responds following reports of CSCR with local and systemic corticosteroid treatment.

Modern Slavery Act 2015: What are my obligations?

The NPA has published new resources to help members discharge their obligations under the Modern Slavery Act

A joke too far?

Laura Chalkley, Employment Advisory Service Manager at NPA business partner Ellis Whittam, tackles the difficult subject of harassment.

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