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Dispensing Health in Later Life

NPA News - 4 November 2015 - 1:00pm
Pharmacy Voice, of which the NPA is a founding member, has published the Dispensing Health in Later Life, which suggests that GPs are not confident their older patients are still taking their medicines correctly six months after consultation. The research also highlights GPs would like more support from community pharmacy teams to help their patients take their medicines correctly.
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Patient safety alert - support to reduce the risk of death from inappropriate naloxone use

NPA News - 2 November 2015 - 2:01pm
NHS England has issued a Stage Two patient safety alert on 26 October 2015 to highlight the resources available to support all NHS funded care providers on the use of naloxone. These resources can provide assistance in ensuring their local procedures and training reflect best practice on administering, dispensing and prescribing naloxone. This Stage Two alert follows on from the Stage One patient safety alert issued on 20 November 2014.
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FAQ: Distance selling pharmacies delivery of medicines

NPA News - 30 October 2015 - 10:32am
In England, can a distance selling pharmacy charge patients for delivery of their NHS prescription medicines?
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Medicine Shortages

NPA News - 30 October 2015 - 10:30am
Latest bi-weekly information on medicine availability.
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GPhC: regulating and inspecting pharmacies is “working well”

NPA News - 29 October 2015 - 3:48pm
A study commissioned by the GPhC suggests there is consensus among pharmacy professionals that inspections of pharmacies are helping to improve patient safety and the services pharmacies offer.
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Stay Well This Winter

NPA News - 29 October 2015 - 3:40pm
The new Public Health England and NHS Stay Well This Winter campaign aims to help those most at risk from winter ailments to avoid hospital treatment by providing simple advice on how to keep healthy during the colder months. All pharmacies in England will receive a toolkit in November, to get involved.
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<i>in</i>pharmacy Nov/Dec 2015

NPA News - 29 October 2015 - 1:00pm
New issue available to read online now. This edition's cover story looks at E-cigarettes: to stock or not? NPA members will also receive an A4 'Medicines and More' window poster and the latest Malaria Chart with their hard copy of the magazine, landing 3 November.
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Company led recall - Bravelle powder for solution for injection 75IU

NPA News - 27 October 2015 - 2:04pm
A company-led recall has been issued for all batches of Bravelle powder for solution for injection 75IU in the UK. This follows the discovery, during routine testing, that a small number of batches in Canada and the USA with a shelf-life of 24 months were found to have a reduced potency after 12 months.
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FAQ: Nutramigen LIPIL name change

NPA News - 26 October 2015 - 2:08pm
Has Nutramigen LIPIL undergone a name change to Nutramigen with LGG ®?
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Pharmacy fined £130,000 for a breach of the Data Protection Act

NPA News - 23 October 2015 - 7:48am
There has been widespread reporting of a fine issued by the Information Commissioner to Pharmacy2U for a breach of the Data Protection Act.
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Antibiotic Guardian toolkit launched

NPA News - 22 October 2015 - 4:06pm
Public Health England has launched the Antibiotic Guardian toolkit to support the Antibiotic Guardian campaign for the annual European Antibiotic Awareness Day which takes place 18 November every year.
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CPAF questionnaire - deadline 1 November 2015

NPA News - 22 October 2015 - 8:44am
All community pharmacies in England, including distance selling pharmacies, are required to complete a ten question self-assessment questionnaire by Sunday 1 November 2015 as part of the 2015/16 Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF) process. Pharmacies have to complete the CPAF process annually.
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New Safeguarding Resources

NPA News - 22 October 2015 - 6:30am
The NPA has launched new safeguarding resources designed to help members comply with the contractual and regulatory requirements for safeguarding vulnerable adults and children. In addition a disclosure and barring guidance resource has been produced to provide information on the Disclosure and Barring Service within England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
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Pensions - auto enrolment

NPA News - 21 October 2015 - 2:42pm
The NPA has been notified of companies being fined for not having appropriate pension arrangements in place for employees. NPA Members are encouraged to take a look at our eight-step guide to auto enrolment, to help make clearer on what your responsibilities are.
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