The NPA has welcomed the recommendations of Richard Murray, from the Kings Fund, in his Community Pharmacy Clinical Services Review Report, saying it recognises the bigger role for community pharmacy in urgent care. npa.co.uk/news.
A recording of the recent NPA webinar on practical solutions for achieving Quality Criteria and improving your business, is now available online at npa.co.uk/events.
The NPA has published a full list of safeguarding leads for each Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in England, so members can contact their CCG for local safeguarding requirements and training. npa.co.uk/news.
DH LEGAL CHALLENGE
The NPA has taken the next step in its legal challenge to the Department of Health’s decision to cut pharmacy funding.
COPD PACK AND UPDATED MALARIA CHART
Have you now received these two resources, mailed to NPA members at the end of last month? Available online from npa.co.uk/servicesandsupport.
TRAVELLERS TO INDIA
Public Health England Advisory Committee for Malaria Prevention for UK Travellers has issued amended information for certain areas of India. This was after publication of the NPA malaria chart. See the update at npa.co.uk/news.
2016/17 FLU SEASON
The Department of Health has issued a Central Alerting System alert, “Influenza Season 2016/17: Use of Antiviral Medicines”, stating that antiviral medicines can now be prescribed by GPs and other primary care prescribers on NHS prescriptions.