Insight Online – June 2018

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

Fri 22nd June 2018 The PDA

June 2018

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

Are you getting the most out of your
PDA membership?

We have partnered with Parliment Hill to launch a new and improved PDA Plus website. The site showcases all the exclusive special offers you receive as part of your PDA membership package.

Whether it’s a meal out with friends, your weekly grocery shop, income protection cover or renewing your car insurance, PDA Plus has a deal that could save you money.

Visit PDA Plus today and find out if you are making the most of your membership package. You can still access the PDA Plus page via our website.

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Research Fellow required
Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship, which is a joint post between Aston Pharmacy School and the PDA. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake a programme of research to understand the policy context around the development of pharmaceutical primary care.
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Good luck pre-regs 

The PDA team would like to wish all pre-reg trainees preparing for their registration assessment the best of luck. Please contact us if you need any advice or support.

Latest News 

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

21/06/18 – The GPhC’s approach to staffing levels
21/06/18 – PDA respond to GPhC Safe and Effective Pharmacy Team Guidance
13/06/18 – A welcome and refreshing consultation on patient safety from NHS Improvement
12/06/18 – PDA Union submit formal request for recognition at Boots
08/06/18 – Boots ballot – what’s next?
08/06/18 – PDA express concerns about the GPhC deregulation of independent prescriber training
06/06/18 – BREAKING NEWS: We can now reveal the Boots ballot results…
04/06/18 – Winners of the 2018 Welsh Pharmacy Awards revealed

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MORPh upcoming training events 

These events are FREE and prioritised for Primary Care and GP Pharmacists.

Interpretation of Laboratory Tests
Guildford, 11 September 2018

​Four expert speakers will cover Biochemistry and Haematology, there will also be a sessions on Monitoring Patients with Renal Disease and Monitoring DMARDs. There will be plenty of case study time with an overall emphasis on clinical decision making, responding to abnormal results etc.
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Management of Angina, Hypertension, Heart failure & Hyperlipidaemia
Bristol, 13 September 2018

​Speakers will cover Angina, Hypertension, Heart Failure and Hyperlidaemia. There will be case studies on all four areas with a focus on both guidelines and practice.
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Diagnosis, Monitoring and Management of Asthma in Adults and Children
Leeds, 25 September 2018 
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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These events are FREE and prioritised for Primary Care and GP Pharmacists.

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