Your opinion counts – current consultations

The NPA frequently responds to policy consultations on behalf of members

New standards for pharmacy professionals

The GPhC consultation asks for feedback on nine core standards that all pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, trainees and students will have to meet, to ensure that patients and the public receive safe and effective care and to uphold public trust and confidence in pharmacy.

A toolkit of materials have been developed including a PowerPoint presentation and a graphic of the proposed new standards, which you can download from the GPhC website.

A short video has also been created to explain why the standards are important and why we need people to respond to the consultation. More information is available on the GPhC website.

Closing date - 27 June 2016

Review of community pharmacy services

The Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England has initiated an independent review of community pharmacy services, led by Richard Murray, Director of Policy for King’s Fund.

We need your help to gather evidence for the value of MURs. If you are interested in helping us with a project to gather data on outcomes and the patient experience please email independentsvoice@npa.co.uk.

Draft Proposals for a ‘No-blame’ Redress Scheme in Scotland for Harm Resulting from Clinical Treatment

The paper consults on the Scottish Government’s outline proposals for a no-blame redress scheme for Scotland which will ensure that any patient harmed as a result of poor clinical treatment has access to redress in the form of compensation, where appropriate, without the need to go through lengthy Court processes.

There are a number of interests at stake, for example: NHS and private patients or staff; patient’s families; carers; NHS Boards; healthcare professionals and regulatory bodies.

Closing date - 24 June 2016

NPA members can submit their thoughts at independentsvoice@npa.co.uk or contact the NPA’s Policy Manager, Helga Mangion on 01727 858 687 ext 3376.

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