NPA Health & Safety Advisory Service
Ellis Whittam enjoys a strong industry reputation for the quality of support provided to independent community pharmacies. Our Health & Safety Consultants are professionally qualified, have sector experience and have an acute understanding of the compliance challenges present within a heavily regulated pharmacy environment.
This means that whenever you pick up the phone for advice on risk management, you are speaking to somebody who not only understands the intricacies of health and safety law, but who has your best interests and business needs in mind.
The NPA Health & Safety Advisory Service offers sensible, proportionate and practical advice on essential areas of compliance within a pharmacy setting, including:
- Risk assessing your environment
- Your Health & Safety Policy and procedures
- Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH)
- Manual handling
- Slips, trips and falls
- Statutory inspections (gas, fixed wiring, fire prevention, etc.)
Whether you are facing an immediate issue or would benefit from the reassurance of a second opinion, the ability to talk matters through with a professional will help you to identify workable solutions to your health and safety challenges, meet your obligations under regulatory inspection regimes, and provide a safe environment for your people, patients and customers. This is essential to ensuring the overall efficiency of your pharmacy, delivering quality service, and reducing enforcement risk.
“Very professional, quick to respond and helpful… all avenues explored.” Paydens
How it works
The service is free to use as part of your NPA Membership – giving you the peace of mind we want you to have as a valued NPA member. You can access support over the phone or via email.
- The telephone service is available on 0330 123 0558 and is open between the hours of 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday. An out-of-hours service operates between 6pm and 8am Monday to Friday and at weekends. If your call cannot be taken immediately, it will be returned as soon as possible.
- To receive support over email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
When calling or emailing the service, please quote your name, the name of the pharmacy and your NPA Membership number. While all calls, case notes and correspondence are recorded to ensure quality and for monitoring purposes, please be assured that all information is confidential and stored securely in compliance with data protection regulations.
Not sure whether to call?
We are here to support you through all health and safety matters and encourage you to contact us with any problem, large or small. By seeking advice at an early stage, we will be in a better position to help you remedy any potential risks and safeguard your pharmacy against accidents, incidents and regulator scrutiny.
Don’t forget our online resources
To complement the telephone and email support from the NPA Health & Safety Advisory Service, there are a large number of online resources available to help you fulfil your duty of care and comply with legal requirements. Get immediate access to a range of expert-created documents, including sample policies, guidance and risk assessment templates.