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Act now to address life expectancy gap, experts urge government

Reducing the life expectancy gap between the UK’s richest and poorest will be a crucial test of whether a planned £20 billion NHS cash injection is succesful, experts said

Judicial review appeals: Hearing starts

PSNC and NPA are in the Court of Appeal today (May 22) over their Judicial Review cases concerning the funding cuts

Improving access

The potential for pharmacy to improve the NHS’ “chronic access problem” is the subject of a new NPA report.

Data Protection Officers to be needed in all pharmacies

The PSNC is now advising that all community pharmacies regardless of size should appoint a DPO after signs the UK Data Protection Act will require this

Patients have their say to NPA

National Pharmacy Association (NPA) staff and members have met with patient groups in Westminster to agree broad principles of access to medicines, medicines advice and primary care.

Invest in pharmacy to widen access to NHS care, NPA urges

The National Pharmacy Association has published a report calling for a greater role for community pharmacy in addressing the NHS’s “chronic access problem”

Nitin Sodha announced as new NPA chair

Nitin Sodha, managing director of the Knights Pharmacy group, replaces Ian Strachan and has been vice-chair since 2014

NPA board elections make history

Reena Barai has been elected to the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) board for Area 7, Home Counties South and is believed to be the first Asian female pharmacy owner ever elected.

Dispensing error protection comes into force

After a lengthy campaign, a legal measure protecting UK community pharmacists from criminal prosecution for inadvertent dispensing errors has come into force

New NPA board revealed

The new NPA board of management for 2018-2022 has a new look. Its first meeting will take place on April 23-24

NPA board election results announced

Results of NPA board elections have been released – Reena Barai believed to be first Asian female pharmacy owner elected

Independents criticise Viagra Connect exclusivity deal

Erectile dysfunction treatment Viagra Connect has gone on OTC sale for the first time, with Boots receiving a two-week exclusivity period

New chief executive announced for NPA

Mark Lyonette is the new chief executive at the NPA. Mark is currently ceo of the Association of British Credit Unions

Spreading the word

While many people are embracing the public health role of pharmacies, some topics are perceived as off-limits, according to a new NPA study.

Call to extend NHS health checks

The NPA has responded to a report by think tank ResPublica which calls for community pharmacy to provide health checks for all working-age adults to tackle long-term disease.

Pharmacy research bursaries awarded

The recipients of the 2017 Health Education Foundation awards have been announced, including a project looking at pharmacy consultations around unipolar depression in men

Face-to-face

The NPA believes there are profound benefits to be had from face-to-face interaction between patients and pharmacists. Sue Hobdey, NPA head of learning and development, looks at the role of support staff

AYP Week launched

The theme of this year’s Ask Your Pharmacist week, which will run from 6-13 November, is ‘Discover your local pharmacy’.

Here comes the sun

Travel PGDs offer pharmacy teams yet another way to engage with customers and highlight pharmacy as the first port of call for health, says the NPA.

NPA targets new MPs

Every new MP to Parliament should be invited to visit an independent community pharmacy before October, when Parliament begins its autumn session, the NPA has urged.

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