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CATEGORY M PRICE REDUCTIONS ANNOUNCED FOR ENGLAND AND WALES

Contractors will face a reduction in their reimbursement prices for Category M generic medicines. More info at npa.co.uk/cat-m.

PHARMACY FLU SERVICE RECOMMISSIONED

NHS England has re-commissioned the community pharmacy seasonal influenza vaccination Advanced Service. NPA training and resources available npa.co.uk/flu-service.

NEW SAFEGUARDING RESOURCE ON CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

Health Education England has launched a video providing practical advice on steps to take if sexual exploitation is suspected. The video can be downloaded at hee.nhs.uk.

LARGEST HEALTHCARE PETITION IN UK

At over 1.8 million signatures, the Support Your Local Pharmacy campaign petition is now the largest healthcare petition of all time in this country. Signatures can still be submitted via post or fax. See npa.co.uk/step-forward.

CUTS AND EFFICIENCIES: THE FACTS WEBINAR

NPA members joined a webinar to find out the facts about Government proposals for cuts and efficiencies in England. A recording is available at npa.co.uk/events.

WELSH SERVICE TO REDUCE DEMANDS ON OUT OF HOURS

Software developed by the NHS Wales Informatics Service will make it easier for patients to get an emergency supply of their regular medication. More info at http://goo.gl/r2VkRC

NEW NPA WEBSHOP COMING SOON

An improved Webshop for pharmacy essentials will be launched in the Autumn. For the latest product and Webshop news, sign up to the NPA sales newsletter by emailing sales@npa.co.uk

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