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GDPR update – Data Protection Officer (DPO) and consent

Dear Superintendent,   Data Protection Officer (DPO) Following a Government debate held on 9 May 2018 regarding the Data Protection Bill (currently reaching its final stages in UK Parliament), it is now clear that community pharmacies will need to appoint…

NPA fundraising for Pharmacist Support, with new clothing range

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) is selling an exclusive range of Community Pharmacy Works clothing items, including socks, cufflinks and t-shirts, with all proceeds going to the charity Pharmacist Support.  Pharmacist Support provides help in times of need for pharmacists…

Supply of antivirals for influenza on the NHS – update

Public Health England (PHE) has announced that prescribers should now cease prescribing antiviral medicines on NHS prescriptions for the prevention and treatment of influenza within primary care. In addition, community pharmacists should no longer dispense any FP10 prescriptions they receive…

Top tips for minimising risk of dispensing errors – MSO Quarterly report (January – March 2018)

Dear Superintendent, I attach my Patient safety quarterly report Quarter 1 (January – March) 2018  which includes a summary of the most common dispensing errors reported to the NPA during the quarter, along with top tips for minimising patient safety…

Price Concessions – April 2018: updated

Amitriptyline tablets 50mg (28) £2.88 Aripiprazole tablets 5mg (28) £2.85 Aripiprazole tablets 10mg (28) NEW £3.05 Aripiprazole tablets 15mg (28) £3.22 Bicalutamide tablets 50mg (28) £17.24 Bicalutamide tablets 150mg (28) NEW £16.94 Buprenorphine sublingual tablets sugar free 2mg (7) NEW…

Class 3 Medicines Recall – Latanoprost and timolol eye drops 50mcg/1ml + 5mg/1ml

DRUG ALERT Class 3 medicines recall – Action within five days Ref: EL (18)A/08 2 May 2018 Latanoprost and timolol eye drops 50mcg/1ml + 5mg/1ml (Manufactured by FDC Pharma) PL 35638/0004 Batch number – 087B087 A Class 3 medicines recall…

RPS elections 2018: use your vote wisely

The RPS has an important role in shaping opinion within and outside the sector, so please think carefully about which candidates you support. Before you cast your vote, try to understand the hearts, minds and agendas of the candidates in…

First message from new NPA Chair to members

  It is an honour to have been chosen to chair the National Pharmacy Association, following recent NPA board elections. Our sector is full of compassionate and driven individuals, who do amazing work. The slogan for my own group of…

Local pharmacies can ease the NHS access crisis, claims new report

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has today published proposals for improving access to NHS care, following a survey which reveals that most people believe access has plummeted. The survey reveals that 80% of people believe that access to NHS care…

Healthy Living Pharmacy – NPA leadership training date available

The NPA will be holding a leadership training session at the NPA head office on Monday 4 June 2018, following the announcement of the extension of the quality payments scheme, with the next review point on 29 June 2018. The…