Funding announcements and other news
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT
The NPA has highlighted the incoherent thinking behind the DH decision to reduce the pharmacy budget starting from 1 December 2016. The Support Your Local Pharmacy campaign continues.
NO PHARMACY FUNDING CUTS PLANNED FOR WALES
An official communication from the Welsh government clarified the â€˜importance of the community pharmacy network in Walesâ€™ as it was confirmed cuts would not be made as in England.
NPA BOARD MEMBER APPOINTED PSNC VICE CHAIR
Bharat Patel has been elected PSNC Vice Chair. An owner of two pharmacies in Essex, BharatÂ is a passionate advocate for community pharmacy. npa.co.uk/news.
ALCOHOL MOT PILOT, NI
Fifteen pharmacies in the Belfast area have signed up to deliver an Alcohol MOT pilot service involving an initial screening and brief intervention, with onward referral to Addiction NI depending on risk identified. The pilot started end of October and will run for 6 months.
NPA CONFERENCE, SCOTLAND
The NPA held an informative morning for members onÂ 6 November, in Glasgow. Another event is scheduled for 6 December in Motherwell. Download slides at npa.co.uk/events.
EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
The NPA has produced a series of short films showing the support available to members throughout their careers, from studying to be a pharmacist to retiring and selling up.Â Visit npa.co.uk/everyste.
Members can view recordings of several recent webinars given by the NPA. Topics cover Summary Care Records â€“ Privacy and Liability; Social Media Basics, Preparations for AYP week and CheckRx. Visit npa.co.uk/events