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Results of the NPA board of management elections

Area 1, Umesh Patel Area 2, Ian Strachan Area 3, Jay Badenhorst Area 4, Anil Sharma Area 5, Hemant Patel Area 6, Amish Patel Area 7, Reena Barai Area 8, Hiten Patel Area 9, Andrew Lane Area 10, Michael Hewitson…

Availability of adrenaline auto-injectors

Shortages of EpiPen adrenaline auto-injectors have been widely reported in the media this week. This may cause concern to many patients who may be required to carry it with them at all times. It is important to note however, and…

May Measurement Month

Resources are available from the International Society of Hypertension (ISH), which is organising the campaign, and the NPA. Stephen Fishwick, head of NPA communications, said: “Checking patients’ blood pressure is a relatively simple intervention that can save lives. The NPA…

CEST review – have you received an HMRC letter?

Dear Member, The NPA has been made aware that a number of members have received letters from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) asking them to complete a “Check Employment Status for Tax” (CEST) review. The letter instructs the addressee to…

NPA response to consultation on restricting prescribing of OTC medicines

The comments come as NHS England today published new guidance entitled ‘conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: A consultation on guidance for CCGs.’ The NPA said that while it is right…

Acting on AMR campaign

You can help support their campaign on social media by sharing posts from their  Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram accounts. The NPA also has guidance on the AMR and how pharmacists can deal with patients on this matter. Go…

Wholesalers Update – Direct Debits

We are pleased to report that most wholesalers have confirmed that they are not taking payment until after that date, including all the full-line wholesalers.  Others have yet to reply, so if you have any concerns that you may encounter…

Easter break NPA opening hours

Pharmacy Services will have the following opening hours: Good Friday – closed Saturday 31st March – 9am – 1pm Easter Sunday – closed Easter Monday – closed Get in touch on 01727 858687.   Don’t forget to let your patients…

FAQ: Trimovate cream – unlicensed special

Yes. Trimovate cream (manufactured by Ennogen Healthcare) is currently only available as an unlicensed special, whilst it is awaiting approval to become a licensed medicinal product by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Trimovate cream can be obtained…

Price Concessions – March 2018: updated

Amiloride tablets 5mg (28) £2.87 Anastrozole tablets 1mg (28) £4.70 Aripiprazole tablets 5mg (28) NEW £3.11 Aripiprazole tablets 10mg (28) NEW £3.00 Aripiprazole tablets 15mg (28) NEW £3.75 Bicalutamide tablets 50mg (28) NEW £18.00 Bicalutamide tablets 150mg (28) £21.00 Bisacodyl…