May Measure Month
This month is a global awareness campaign led by the International Society of Hypertension to put the spotlight on increasing access to blood pressure screening. Click here for more info.
Skin Cancer Awareness Month
The campaign aims to raise awareness of the dangers of unprotected sun exposure and educate the public about the ways to help prevent skin cancer. Click here for further details.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2022
The week will explore the experience of loneliness, its effect on our mental health and how we can all play a part in reducing loneliness in our communities. Click here for further details.
Preventing crime: protecting yourself, your staff, your premises and your stock - webinar
A police superintendent from the National Business Crime Centre gives practical advice on preventing crime in pharmacies as well as covering the newly released data from Chemist & Druggist magazine on crime in pharmacy. This is your chance to quiz an experienced officer about how you can best handle problems like anti-social behaviour outside the pharmacy, shoplifting and violence against staff. Register by clicking here.
Employment law update - webinar
Joint this webinar to learn the right way to handle reluctant returners, and misconduct justified by the employee on health and safety grounds; Potential changes to holiday pay calculations for ad-hoc, term-time only and zero hours workers and other important case law outcomes that impact HR best practice, plus the employment law changes that may still be on the cards in 2022.
Dementia Action Awareness Week 2022
Dementia Action Week is a national event that sees the UK public taking action to improve the lives of people affected by dementia. Click here for further details.
Public Health Services Poster - Scotland
11 April - 29 May
The Community Pharmacy Public Health Service poster for display from now until the end of May is for the Sexual Assault Response Coordination Service (SARCS) which is NHS Scotland’s dedicated sexual assault service. Details of the poster and the arrangements for poster delivery and replacement can be found here.
Referred back and disallowed items submission moves to MYS portal
From July 2022 (for prescriptions dispensed in June 2022), all referred back and disallowed items will only be received and submitted via the Manage Your Service (MYS) portal. Paper versions from NHSBSA will no longer be sent in the post from this date. Click here for further details.