Insight Online – July 2018

Welcome to the latest issue of Insight Online. This regular mailing will keep you updated on PDA news and events, as well as issues that affected you at work.

Tue 24th July 2018 The PDA

July 2018

Welcome to the latest issue of Insight Online. This regular mailing will keep you updated on PDA news and events, as well as issues that affected you at work.

In this issue:

Wales backs Safer Pharmacies Charter and zero tolerance approach to Violence in Pharmacies


Pictured L-R: Claire Ward, PDA Director of Public Affairs, Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Paul Day, PDA Director
Community pharmacies across Wales will soon receive a copy of the Safer Pharmacies Charter. The document, produced by the PDA, outlines seven commitments to improve safety and care for patients, through better working conditions in UK pharmacy practice.
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PDA supports discussions with MPs

Last week, the PDA were invited to join other pharmacy organisations and pharmacists in parliament for a briefing session with MPs on the role of community pharmacy in supporting people with long-term conditions. The briefing session showcased how to identify and treat long-term conditions in the community, keeping people healthy and out of hospital, and reducing pressure on GPs and other parts of the health service.
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CPC awarded Best Trade Show

The PDA partner with The Clinical Pharmacy Congress (CPC) each year and are proud to announce that the CPC have been awarded an exhibition industry’s Oscar for Best Trade Show (under 2,000sqm). CPC, which will run its eighth edition on 7th- 8th June 2019 at ExCeL London, broke another record at the 2018 event attracting 2,908 pharmacy professionals, making it once again, the largest and most senior gathering of pharmacy professionals in the UK and Europe.


Latest news

Below is a summary of some of the latest news stories that can be found on the PDA website:

18/07/18 – PDA release first chapter of anticipated Pharmacy Technicians Report

16/07/18 – Mark Koziol explains why the PDA has released a report about pharmacy technicians

06/07/18 – Further “recognition” discussion between PDA Union and Boots’ senior management

03/07/18 – PDA Union celebrate 10-year anniversary

29/06/18 – Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

26/06/18 – Talks begin between PDA Union and Boots’ senior management

22/06/18 – The GPhC’s approach to staffing levels

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Hot summer deals exclusively for members

The Great British summer is back, and come rain or shine, we’ve compiled some great discounts available on PDA Plus to make sure you’re never short of things to do.

Save money on cinema tickets
Our members’ only cinema discounts offer up to 40% off and include Odeon, Cineworld, Showcase, Vue and many others.*
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Exciting summer adventures 
For something truly memorable, check out Virgin Experience Days and view over 2,000 thrilling days out available to you at 20% off*.
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Celebrate the great outdoors
With National Trust you can explore the country’s most stunning houses, forests, castles and mountains. There’s lots to discover, save 10% off all gift cards.*
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17% off world class outings
Book excursions, theatre tickets and experiences all over the world with Onlineticketstore.co.uk. PDA members receive a 17% discount*.
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*Terms and conditions apply to all benefits. See website for details. The Cinema Society – Discounts vary between cinema venues. Please check when purchasing vouchers. Registration to The Cinema Society is required to access discount. PDA Plus is managed and run on behalf of PDA by Parliament Hill Ltd.
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PDA confirm speakers for ‘What is the future for commissioning organisations?’ event

Event title: What is the future for commissioning organisations?
Date: Monday 15 October
Venue: Conference Aston, Aston Street, Aston University Campus, Birmingham, B4 7ET
Price: Free with lunch and refreshments provided

We are inviting senior CCG and CSU medicines team leaders and deputies to this collaborative one-day event focused on formulating a workable and forward-thinking vision for pharmaceutical care in the evolving NHS. We can now reveal our confirmed speakers for the event.

Confirmed speakers:

  • The Rt Honourable Sir Kevin Barron MP, Chair of the All-Party Pharmacy Group
  • Julie Wood, Chief Executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners
  • Institute for Collaborative Working (speaker TBC)

This will be your opportunity to:

  • Ensure CCG/CSU contributions to medicines optimisation and pharmaceutical care are recognised and appreciated at parliamentary level
  • Consider the initial framework proposed by PDA and use your experience and expertise together with colleagues to influence the content
  • Contribute to the debate on how organisations within Integrated Care Systems can work together effectively

View the event programme 

Register your FREE place today

Free training from MORPh

Diagnosis, Monitoring and Management of Asthma in Adults and Children
Leeds, 25 September 2018
Expert speakers will cover Diagnosis and Monitoring including the use of FeNO, Management of Asthma – update on NICE Guidelines and a workshop on inhaler techniques. There will be case studies on all three areas and a focus on both guidelines and practice.
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Management of Diabetes in Primary Care
Glasgow, 27 September 2018
Expert speakers will discuss What’s new in diabetes, Blood glucose monitoring, Primary Care MDT’s and Management of Prediabetes. There will be case studies on all four areas and a focus on both guidelines and practice.
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Management of Angina, Hypertension, Heart Failure and Hyperlipidaemia in Primary Care, Cardiff, 
25 October 2018
Expert speakers will cover Angina, Hypertension, Heart Failure and Hyperlipidaemia. There will case studies on all four areas and a focus on both guidelines and practice.
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Management of Women’s and Men’s Health in Primary Care
Exeter, 8th November 2018
Expert speakers will cover ED, Prostate disorders, Contraception and HRT. There will case studies on all four areas and a focus on both guidelines and practice.
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These events are FREE and prioritised for Primary Care and GP Pharmacists.
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