The start of the New Medicine Service (NMS) in England on 1 October provided an ideal opportunity for pharmacists to talk about medicines adherence and explain how patients experiencing difficulties with their medicines can be helped by their local pharmacist.
The RPS has produced guidance and set up a new helpline to assist pharmacists who feel they need to raise concerns about something that is going on in their workplace.
It hopes to create an environment where whistleblowing about public interest issues becomes safe for pharmacists, and is encouraged by employers. To this end, it has recently been working closely with
PSNC has responded to the new ‘Call to Action’ on obesity from the Department of Health.
The ‘Call to Action’ is a new national ambition, aiming to reduce the level of obesity in the UK by 2020. It includes a bid to slash five billion calories off the nation’s daily diet.
Commenting on the Call to Action, PSNC Head of NHS Services
During 2011 we have brought together all our activity relating to workplace pressure under an umbrella of ‘Professional Empowerment’. Through this work we will provide members with direct help – tools, guidance and information – that will help with pressures that they experience
A group of stakeholders committed to the wellbeing of independent community pharmacies convened recently at the National Pharmacy Association for a wide-ranging discussion on supporting smaller pharmacy businesses across the UK.
Groups represented at this meeting, and an earlier one held in June, included Albapharm, Avicenna, Cambrian Alliance, CamRx, Independent Pharmacy Federation, NPA, Numark, Pharmaco2000 and Pharma Plus.
One of the main