MMR push as measles outbreaks prompt concern

Measles outbreaks across England have led Public Health England (PHE) to raise awareness of the importance of the MMR vaccine.


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


Local pharmacies can ease the NHS access crisis.

Monthly planner - May

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

Becoming an independent prescriber

Thinking of expanding your practice and heading down the IP route? Laura Reed, head of professional development at Numark, explores the whys and wherefores.

Buoyant times

With the first quarter of 2018 already done and dusted, has there been any change in market conditions, asks Tony Evans, head of pharmacy, Christie & Co

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


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.


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


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.

Money talks

Investing in advertising online can pay dividends, says Saam Ali.

Lack of sleep leads to childhood obesity, finds study

While healthy eating and exercise are important, this study demonstrates that getting enough sleep is important too.

Short-term inactivity can have long-term repercussions

Just 14 days of increased sedentary behaviour induces small but significant changes in health.

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