COPD pack launched and other news
COPD PACK LAUNCHED
The NPA â€œManaging COPD in community pharmacyâ€ 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 â€œselflessness and commitmentâ€. Seven staff took part in a stepathon for Children in Need, raising over Â£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 howÂ to register as a Level 1 Healthy Living Pharmacy under the new self-assessment process.Â 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/.
As of 1 December 2016, Establishment Payments were reduced by 20% compared to 2015/16 levels. From 1 April 2017, they will be reducedÂ by 40% compared to the 2015/16 levels.