Employment Law Update | Reluctant Returners, Misconduct and Holiday Pay Calculations

Join our business partner WorkNest for the latest on Employment Law and HR Updates.

Join us to learn: • The right way to handle reluctant returners, and misconduct justified by the employee on health and safety grounds – with disputes of this nature expected to continue post-restrictions, if an employee claims that attending the workplace will detrimentally impact their physical and mental health or tries to justify their misconduct on health and safety grounds, how should employers respond without inviting legal issues? • Potential changes to holiday pay calculations for ad-hoc, term-time only and zero hours workers – following the eagerly anticipated Supreme Court decision in Harpur Trust v Brazel, employers may be forced to reconsider their practices when it comes to calculating holiday pay (yet again!). If the Supreme Court rules in favour of the employee, this landmark case will also give rise to further claims from affected workers in respect of historical underpayments. • Other important case law outcomes that impact HR best practice, plus the employment law changes that may still be on the cards in 2022. We’ll be rounding off the session with a live Q&A, so if you have a burning employment query regarding any of these topics or another issue you would like some free expert advice on, submit it in advance via the registration form or use the chat box during the webinar Register here…

Independents discussion on the Representation Steering Group Recommendations and Vote (RSG)

Existing community pharmacy representation is set to change as a result of the RSG Review. How would these changes affect your independent pharmacy business? How will you cast your vote?

The Review Steering Group (RSG) has issued its final proposals on Setting the Direction for Pharmacy Representation in England, which pharmacy contractors can vote upon from late May. The NPA was not formally represented on the RSG, unlike other trade associations. Nevertheless, from the beginning, we engaged constructively with the review and challenged the RSG to deal with a range of issues, some of which remain unanswered. We welcome the fact that independent pharmacy contractors will retain 50% of the votes on PSNC, partly at the insistence of the NPA and independent representatives on the Review Steering Group. However, despite repeated requests, the business case for taking £1.5m of funding away from local pharmaceutical committees and redirecting it to PSNC is sketchy and key governance issues have not been addressed. Contractors are being asked to vote on an important set of reforms without knowing the full picture. A Yes vote has the potential to deliver some positive changes in relation to national negotiation, but with risks to local representation, given that LPC resources would be substantially depleted overall. A No vote would leave longstanding problems unattended – and going back to the drawing board at a future date does not guarantee a better outcome. …

Property landlords – Unlock hidden Tax incentives within your commercial property

This session is aimed at helping Pharmacy owners identify and maximise significant Tax relief via property related Tax incentives from HMRC.

As part of Catax’s ongoing commitment to provide NPA Members with guidance and support around the keysTax incentives to aid cashflow, Catax deliver the latest instalment around this vital yet often overlooked area of property tax relief. Capital Allowances Tax relief on medical practice property portfolios is a meaningful yet often overlooked incentive with an average of 20-25% of a buildings purchase price being identified in allowances. Following this session, property landlords will be empowered to not only reflect and review existing investments but will also pick up useful tips and things to consider when adding to their portfolio’s. Register here…

Business Optimisations from Automation: How can my Pharmacy benefit?

With the increasing demands placed on pharmacies today, discover how automation can help to optimise business process, reducing time-intensive tasks and creating a relaxed environment.

Due to the events of the past few years, the workload of most pharmacists and their pharmacies has dramatically increased. In many cases, the introduction of automation into a pharmacy has been known to reduce time-intensive tasks, such as stock input and management. With the automated retrieval of medications for dispensing, workflows can be made more efficient, with less time wasted in searching or retrieving medications. With this time saved, pharmacists have the capacity to return to a more clinical role, providing additional support, guidance, and first line services to a predominantly aging population. Learn how automation can help to improve business processes within your pharmacy. 1. Automation streamlines processes within pharmacies, allowing for a more relaxed and efficient working environment. 2.  Automation solutions allow time to be saved on labour intensive tasks, which can then be redirected into other areas e.g. clinical services 3. Automation provides better stock management, saving further staff-time resources, and allowing for more efficient stock purchasing cycles. Register here…

Queries on joint pain? How our business partner PhysioFast Online can help

PhysioFast Online offers same day, video appointments with a qualified physiotherapist who has been specially trained to provide online expert assessment, advice, reassurance and management for any musculoskeletal disorder, disease, injury or query.

Leading research has found that video consultations are as effective as face-to-face appointments and our experience is that 3 in 4 people can be triaged, assessed and supported online without any need for physical treatment. However, should this be necessary, we can organise this as part of our service. 1.What is the PFO service? 2.How does it work? 3. What conditions is it suitable for? 4.How can I trust the service? 5.What is the incentive for me? Register here…

Retail Recovery | restructuring, safety risks and staff absence – A WorkNest Webinar

In our upcoming webinar exclusively for retailers, WorkNest’s industry experts and BIRA CEO Andrew Goodacre will be taking a closer look at some of the sector’s most pressing issues, including how to ensure safety standards don’t slip when operating a leaner team, latest best practice for managing COVID-related risks, and the steps required to carry out restructuring exercises compliantly.

During this free, interactive 60-minute session, WorkNest’s Principal Health & Safety Consultant Charles Spencer, Senior Solicitor Charlotte Morris from our sister company esphr, and BIRA CEO Andrew Goodacre will be teaming up to offer some much-needed guidance on these matters, including: • How to conduct restructuring exercises (such as changing an employee’s hours, place of work, duties or pay) effectively and compliantly • How to manage COVID-related absences and protect vulnerable employees • Practical ways to mitigate health and safety risks (such as lone workers, first aiders and young workers) when operating leaner teams • What ongoing management of COVID risk should look like now that legal restrictions have been lifted Register here…

Responsible Pharmacist regulations and what this means for your pharmacy

A cross-sector group has now been formed to consider the supervision debate further. Join us and debate the NPA policy on the responsible pharmacist regulations as we consider a few practical scenarios.

Join the discussion on the Responsible Pharmacist regulations pertaining to the concept of supervision. In conversation with Nick Kaye, Helga Mangion will discuss and ask specific questions that would help inform the supervision debate. Register here…

NPA discussion on the DHSC Hub and Spoke consultation

The DSHC seeks to change to legislation to facilitate the use of hub and spoke dispensing. If you would like your views to be heard, please join our discussion.

As part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) 5-year deal (2019 to 2024), the government committed to pursuing legislative change to enable community pharmacies to benefit from ‘hub and spoke’ dispensing models, with the intention of supporting efficiencies for pharmacies and freeing up pharmacists and their teams for other tasks such as providing clinical services to patients. Join the discussion and help to feed into the NPA consultation response; our panel includes Nick Kaye – Chair of Policy and Practice, Gareth Jones – Director of External and Corporate affairs and Helga Mangion – NPA policy manager who will also co-ordinate the NPA response to this consultation. Register here…

Protect Your Life’s Work & Know Your Numbers

How important is it to Know Your Numbers? Join Asvin Chauhan of Pharmawealth, who’ll explain how we can Protect Your Lifes Work and Increase Your Returns by Knowing Your Numbers.

Your life as an Independent Pharmacist is challenging, very challenging! By knowing their numbers, some of our Pharmacist clients retired 5 years ago, a number are now retiring, and others are planning to retire comfortably within the next 5 years…That’s the power of Knowing Your Numbers. To protect your life’s work we need to creating the right framework of Will’s & Trust’s for your circumstances, and you’ll have certain knowledge that you have cut out the unnecessary taxes, leaving the maximum to your loved ones. To protect your life’s work we need to creating the right framework of Will’s & Trust’s for your circumstances, and you’ll have certain knowledge that you have cut out the unnecessary taxes, leaving the maximum to your loved ones. 1. Retirement Planning – Having the right assets in the right place, generating right income for a  comfortable retirement. 2. Selling Your Business – Making sure your affairs are structured to maximise the cash you receive, and minimise the tax payable. 3. Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning – How do you protect your life’s work? By ensuring you have the correct framework of Will’s & Trust’s. Use our knowledge to cut out the unnecessary taxes and leaving the maximum benefits to your loved ones.…

Launching a weight management and obesity service

Helping members take advantage of the business opportunity afforded by weight managements and obesity services – let us address your concerns and help you get started.

You will receive expert knowledge on what is entailed in setting up such a service, the support available to you through the NPA and have the opportunity to address any concerns that you may have. Learning outcomes: ·         What a weight management and obesity service is ·         Why you should engage with such a service ·         Benefits to you and your patients/customers ·         What training is available ·         How to set up a successful  service ·         Support available Register here  …