Insight Online – November 2018

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

Thu 29th November 2018 The PDA

In this issue:

Petition to Reject Remote Pharmacist Proposals reaches over 5,000 signatures

A public petition against government proposals which could see pharmacies operating without the presence of a Responsible Pharmacist has received 5,000 signatures. The PDA urge you to help double the current figure, if the petition reaches 10,000 signatures it will receive a response from the government.

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Date set for historic second ballot at Boots
The PDA Union have negotiated the arrangements for a ballot of pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists which can finally secure them an independent voice at work. The ballot period will run for five weeks from Monday 4 February 2019.
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2018 Scottish Pharmacy
Award Winners Announced
The Scottish Pharmacy Awards took place at the Hilton Glasgow Hotel earlier this month. The annual celebration has a positive impact on the pharmacy sector by recognising exceptional pharmacists and showcasing their accomplishments.
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PDA attend RPS Medicines Safety Conference in Wales

The PDA exhibited at the RPS Medicines Safety Conference last week in Wales to talk about the Safer Pharmacies Charter, which includes seven commitments to improve safety and care for patients, through better working conditions in UK pharmacy practice. For more information about the charter, visit: saferpharmacies.co.uk

PDA sponsor Pharmacy Forum NI awards 

The PDA were proud to sponsor the Pharmacy Forum NI awards which took place on Thursday 15 November at Belfast City Hall. Pharmacy Forum NI is the professional leadership body for over 2,300 pharmacists in Northern Ireland. The Forum leads and supports the development of the profession, promotes best practice among pharmacists and represents all areas of the pharmacy practice.

Competition winner announced 
Thank you to all those that took part in our recent luxury spa break competition. We can now reveal that the winner of the prize draw is Harpreet from Clayhall. Congratulations Harpreet! We hope you enjoy your prize.
Below is a summary of some of the latest news stories that can be found on the PDA website: 

25/11/18 – Boots Pharmacists: Why the 40% hurdle is so important

23/11/18 – Technology soundbites are a distraction from core NHS issues

22/11/18 – Early access for EU-national pharmacy staff to attain settled status in the UK

22/11/18 – Why small community pharmacies are at risk and how we can save them

07/11/18 – PSNI consultation on indicative sanctions guidance

01/11/18 – Boots update: where we are in the recognition process

01/11/18  View from a community pharmacist

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Free training from MORPh
Management of Mental Health in Primary Care 
London, 8 January 2019

Four expert speakers will cover depression, psychosis, bipolar and substance misuse. 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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Medicines Optimisation in the Frail and Elderly Population
Leicester, 10 January 2019

Our speakers are experts in their field and will discuss medicines in elderly, anticholinergic burden, practical session on STOP START tool, falls prevention. 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 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Primary Care
Leeds, 15 January 2019

Experts speakers will discuss diagnosis and monitoring of COPD, management of COPD, non-drug management of COPD and smoking cessation for practice pharmacists. 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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Bone Health for the Practice Pharmacist
Manchester, 16 January 2019

Our speakers are experts in their field and will discuss medicines in fall prevention, osteoporosis, strategies for management of Vitamin D deficiency and arthritis. 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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These events are FREE and prioritised for Primary Care and GP Pharmacists.

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