Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group Virtual Conference

We are delighted to invite you to attend a conference, hosted by the Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group.

The conference will be held on Wednesday 30th June, between 2.00pm and 4.30pm.

The conference will be an opportunity to explore: • Key learnings and collaborative work from the pandemic • How community pharmacies adapted to support patient safety • Learnings from other sectors • Action to support colleague wellbeing We are really pleased to share, that as well as speakers from the Patient Safety Group, we will be joined by: • Mike Ling: Former RAF pilot • Dr Chris Turner: Consultant in emergency medicine and “civility saves lives” campaign Register here…

NPA Scottish Member Forum

The next meeting in the series of regular NPS Scottish Member Forum will highlight activity to celebrate the NPA centenary and provide an overview of recently developed NPA support including vaccination clinics and workforce developments.

Agenda Celebrate NPA centenary and how to get involved How the NPA is representing members How to prepare to provide vaccination services Workforce Development NPA L&D update Register here…

NPA Northern Ireland Member Forum

NI Member Forum will celebrate the NPA’s 100 year birthday and consider current issues in community pharmacy, including managing Brexit challenges, delivering vaccination services, pharmacy commissioning plan and workforce developments.

The next meeting  in the series of regular NI Member Forums will examine a variety of issues impacting on community pharmacy in Northern Ireland.  We will share ongoing work with other stakeholders to tackle Brexit challenges. Discussions will also review recent service developments, provide an overview of NPA support available and consider implications of changes in pharmacist training and other workforce developments. Register here…

Attract local customers to your pharmacy by showing them what you sell.

Every day, shoppers are researching products online. Attract these shoppers to your physical pharmacy by displaying your OTC products on Google.

Pointy from Google displays your in-store products on Google to help shoppers see what you sell. Pointy provides an easy, automatic way to get your products online without the need for e-commerce. Install Pointy, scan your products and watch them appear on Google for local shoppers to find. Pointy will continue to update automatically as you scan products so no work is needed to keep your inventory up to date. Learn the importance of increasing your online presence and how to easily display your OTC products online with Pointy from Google for local shoppers to find. Register here…

Is your nomination growth telling you the full story?

Join these experienced industry leaders to hear the hidden stories behind the nomination growth. Learn how to use Local Market Insight to grow your business and protect your revenue.

You will learn the key metrics you should look out for in your Local Market Insight (LMI) to get yourself ahead of your local competitors and identify the areas you can improve to grow your business. Adele Curran, Chief Customer Officer at Real World Analytics, will be joined by other industry leaders to share the best practices for using data to drive growth. Nomination growth doesn’t always reflect patient growth. – Are you losing patients to your local competitors? – What can I do to increase my services? – How is online pharmacy affecting my business? – How to use data to motivate your pharmacy team Register here…

COVID-19 Live Q&A: Harnessing A Hybrid Working Model. An Ellis Whittam Webinar

The COVID-19 pandemic forced employers to rethink the way they work overnight and trust in their staff to get the job done from home. However, despite initial skepticism, this spontaneous remote working experiment has, in many cases, proved infinitely more successful than expected – with many employers having concluded that it works.

Hear from Head of Team and Solicitor, Jane Hallas, alongside special guest Stephanie Robinson, Director of HR Consultancy from our partners Law at Work, this 40-minute interactive session will cover: • How to ensure alignment with your organisational values, aims and objectives; • Key considerations for employers; • Why one size does not fit all; • Practical suggestions; and • Legal considerations. With businesses already developing their plans for the post-pandemic workplace, it is vital that you are well prepared to deal with an influx of flexible working requests and know how to manage concerns confidently and compliantly. We welcome you to submit your questions ahead of time so that our experts can answer them live during the session. Register here…

If only I’d known…

For anyone who encounters people with low vision or literacy difficulties in their professional role - hear from Sight and Sound Technology Limited.

This case study led approach session introduces a number of case studies looking at the way in which assistive technology can assist people to meet their day to day needs and ultimately improve independence. Educate regarding technology that is available That it doesn’t always have to be sophisticated technology to make a difference That the technology has to be trained and supported otherwise the value is lost Awareness of how certain conditions manifest themselves Understanding of costs of assistive technology Register here…

Unlocking tax relief in your business – an NPA Webinar

Capital Allowances tax relief is a way to claim tax back for all of the embedded items within a commercial property. We look  to uncover the hidden value in your business or commercial property, through Capital Allowances, Research & Development, Remediation of Contaminated Land and the Patent Box tax reliefs.

If you can answer “yes” to the following questions, then we would like to invite you to attend a webinar conducted by Catax. Are you a UK taxpayer operating in profit? Do you own a commercial property that cost you in excess of £500,000? If, so, is more than 50% of that premises used for commercial purposes? (eg: Retail, surgery, offices, laboratory) Did you have to remove any harmful substances in order to renovate or refurbish the premises? (eg: Asbestos, knot-weed etc) Register here…

A guide to the Kickstart Scheme

The NPA is proud to participate in the Kickstart Scheme in partnership with REED, who act as the Gateway.

With over 1400 community pharmacy placements already approved, and over 150 Kickstarters now employed, the scheme has already achieved so much. We know that many more young people and pharmacies can still benefit from this fantastic scheme and this webinar aims to help anyone at any stage of the process be part of its continued success. During the webinar we will clarify the process, dispel any misconceptions, help you understand the journey to recruiting a Kickstarter and get the most out of the scheme.   Register now  …

Celebrating 100 years

We cordially invite you to join us, 100 years since the formation of the NPA, to celebrate our centenary.

The NPA was formed on the evening of the 14th April 1921. 100 years later, hear about a dramatic century for community pharmacy and a vision for the future of independent community pharmacy. Key learnings will be: 1. Learn about the key historical events in the history of the NPA and community pharmacy over the past 100 years 2. Understand how the profession that we see today was formed 3. Understand the challenges facing community pharmacy in 2021 4. Hear views on the opportunities for community pharmacy in the years and decades to come Register here…