Party conferences and other news from the NPA
The NPA and other national pharmacy bodies had a major presence at several of the recent political party conferences, putting the case for investment in community pharmacy.
INSURANCE PREMIUM TAX RISE
The Government-imposed Insurance Premium Tax increased 0.5%, from 1 October. The 10% rate applies to most insurance, including NPA PI cover, and is reflected in members insurance premiums upon renewal.
ENGLAND CP FORWARD VIEW
Pharmacy Voice (including the NPA) and PSNC have published their Community Pharmacy Forward View, outlinig ambitions to radically enhance and expand Community Pharmacy services. Read and feedback at npa.co.uk/news
Â£ VALUE OF PHARMACY
The NPA welcomes a new report from PwC showingÂ that pharmacies deliver substantially more in benefits than they receive in payments, providing excellent value to the Department of Health. More details at npa.co.uk/news
The NPA and PSNC have launched Healthcare Together, a national provider companyÂ to support the community pharmacy sector in bidding for and winning tenders to provide new services. More at npa. co.uk/news
The NPA is supporting members in Northern Ireland to achieve accreditation for the Health+Pharmacy initiative with a new toolkit, which includes SOPs, guidance, logs and model policies. Visit npa. co.uk/news
NPA SALES WEBSITE NOW LIVE
An improved NPA website for all your pharmacy essentials is now live, offering pharmacists a simpler and faster way to shop online. You can now shop easily from your desktop, mobile or tablet. Visit npasales.co.uk
Viatris has created this short video based on a publication reviewing global research into the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on mental health. It identifies six areas where psychiatrists can play a role in supporting people's mental health through these difficult times.