NPA response on consultation to establish a statutory Register of pharmacy technicians for Northern Ireland
The NPA welcomes proposals for the Pharmaceutical Society NI to establish a register for pharmacy technicians. We believe that this will be an important step in enabling the delivery of more pharmacy services throughout the profession, but recognise that there must be urgent activity on the outstanding actions to address workforce pressures for pharmacists in the DoH Pharmacy Workforce Review 2020. We await the consultation on possible routes to this qualification and the registration process. Read the NPA response here
NPA Menopause and HRT hub
An NPA Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) dedicated hub has been published to support members. It includes common HRT queries, availability, alternatives and charges. You can also access the latest updates regarding menopause and HRT including clinical guidelines and alternative therapies, signposting, Government consultations and Serious Shortage Protocols (SSP).
You can view it here.
Pharmacies providing pharmacy services at a distance: NPA Checklist and Risk assessment
Pharmacies providing pharmacy services at a distance including via the internet can now access the NPA Checklist and Risk assessment and risk reduction template. Click here for more information.
Launch on new style L2 accredited courses
We are very pleased to announce that our five Level 2 courses were recently re-accredited by the GPhC. These new style courses are now open for enrolments. Click here for more information.
Accountable Officer and Controlled Drugs Documents
Documents relating to these have moved and are live on the HSCB website. Please use these links in the future as the previous pages at the Medicines Governance website may no longer be updated.