NPA vaccination training dates
NPA vaccination training dates are available across Scotland this summer. For the first time we are also offering Clinical Skills Assessment training, available in Edinburgh on 21st August. Clinical assessment training gives practitioners the skills, knowledge, and confidence to safely and effectively, consider basic clinical observations of their patients. More information at www.npa.co.uk/flu-training-and-pgds/
New regulations for single use plastic and polystyrene in Scotland start 1st June 2022
The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 ban some single use plastics and polystyrene from being supplied in the course of business from the 1st June 2022. Information on how your pharmacy can comply with the legislation is available here.
Lyme Disease posters
Public Health Service posters are currently for Lyme Disease followed in August by Lung cancer. Information at PCA(P)(2022)24. NPA member pharmacy teams can access the NPA Cancer Hub page for information and signposting support at www.npa.co.uk/cancer/
Community Pharmacist PhD opportunity
PhD opportunity starting Oct 22 for a community pharmacist, studying remotely with RGU, sponsored by CPS. The candidate will support research exploring changes in community pharmacy practice and establish an evidence base to influence community pharmacy policy. Applications must be submitted by 1st August. Click here for further details.
NPA WhatsApp updates
Scottish Members can now receive key updates from the NPA via our Scottish members WhatsApp straight to your phone. Our WhatsApp service is a convenient way to never miss our latest new resource, guidance or support for your business. Join here
The NPA is collecting examples of good employment practices in relation to inclusion, diversity and equality. Currently we are considering in particular how to manage and eliminate racial discrimination in the workplace. Complete this short survey here.
Guidance videos available on the Learning Academy
The NPA has released a series of new videos to support students and their supervisors when they commence their studies on our eLearning platform and throughout the course. Go to www.npa.co.uk/learning-academy/
Making charitable donations / providing aid and supporting people from Ukraine
NPA Members may be considering how they may be able to offer employment opportunities to people who have come to the UK from Ukraine, including pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who qualified in Ukraine. Information and support to help you keep up to date with the latest updates from external organisations can be found here.
NPA vaccination service SOPs and resources
The NPA vaccination service SOPs and resources to support the delivery of vaccination services, including the NHS flu vaccination service have been updated. Read more here.