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COPD pack launched and other news

COPD PACK LAUNCHED

The NPA “Managing COPD in community pharmacy” new resource pack aims to help community pharmacists and their teams to improve the diagnosis, care and management of patients with COPD. Available online from npa.co.uk/servicesandsupport.

SCOTTISH PHARMACY PRAISED

An Ayrshire MSP raised a motion in Scottish Parliament last month to congratulate the staff of NPA member Pennyburn Pharmacy for their “selflessness and commitment”. Seven staff took part in a stepathon for Children in Need, raising over £1000.

QUALITY PAYMENTS: NEW ASTHMA RESOURCES

The NPA has launched new asthma review resources to help contractors achieve quality points. Available online at npa.co.uk/information-and- guidance/asthma-review/

HLP LEVEL 1 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

An NPA Superintendent update provides information on how to register as a Level 1 Healthy Living Pharmacy under the new self-assessment process. Visit https: npa.co.uk/news-and- events/news-item/hlp-level-1- registration-now-open/.

NHSMAIL ACCOUNT APPLICATION PROCESS

New information on the application process for pharmacies requesting an NHSmail account is available. Visit npa.co.uk/news-and-events/news-item/nhsmail-account-application-process/ for more information.

PHARMACY BUSINESS PLANNER LAUNCHED
The latest in a suite of practical NPA tools will help independent pharmacies meet the business challenges presented by funding cuts in England. Visit npa.co.uk/services/business-support/pharmacybusiness- planner/.

ESTABLISHMENT PAYMENTS
As of 1 December 2016, Establishment Payments were reduced by 20% compared to 2015/16 levels. From 1 April 2017, they will be reduced by 40% compared to the 2015/16 levels.




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