PDA Education Hub launches with a programme of support for provisionally registered pharmacists

The new PDA Education Hub has launched to offer a range of professional development courses and resources to help members to thrive and grow in their careers. The free resources will be exclusively available to PDA members to help them at all stages of their career; whether preparing for the pre-reg assessment, updating clinical knowledge or used [...]

By |2020-08-03T18:57:26+01:00August 3rd, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

National Pharmacy Association responds to NHS People Plan

The new NHS People Plan, published today, pledges to create a sustainable supply of prescribing pharmacists with enhanced clinical and consultation skills.   NPA vice chair, Nick Kaye, said:   “Only by mobilising the entire healthcare workforce, including community pharmacists and their teams, can there be any prospect of the NHS recovering from COVID-19 and [...]

By |2020-07-31T09:55:23+01:00July 31st, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Liva Healthcare Supports National Weight Loss Service With LloydsPharmacy

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Liva Healthcare is providing vital lifestyle and weight loss support in collaboration with LloydsPharmacy to help tackle the UK’s obesity crises. LloydsPharmacy is the first pharmacy to deliver a medicated weight loss programme nationwide. With over 1,400 stores across the UK, LloydsPharmacy will be providing access to the treatment plan, consisting of appropriate medical [...]

By |2020-07-23T03:05:53+01:00July 23rd, 2020|NIH News|Comments Off on Liva Healthcare Supports National Weight Loss Service With LloydsPharmacy

PDA survey raises serious questions about the actions of community pharmacy employers

A recent PDA survey has found that 4 in 10 community pharmacists who caught COVID-19 believe they caught it at work. As community pharmacy employers are yet to report a single case of an employee likely catching the virus at work, this raises serious questions as employees have a legal requirement to report such instances to the Health & Safety Executive [...]

By |2020-07-21T16:48:27+01:00July 21st, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

BMA Northern Ireland Urges Timely Decision on Pay Uplift for Doctors

BMA Northern Ireland has urged the Minister of Health to make a timely decision on agreeing and implementing a pay uplift for doctors who have worked tirelessly at the coalface of the COVID-19 pandemic.   It comes as doctors in England, Scotland and Wales were today awarded 2.8% pay uplift by their governments for the [...]

By |2020-07-21T13:52:46+01:00July 21st, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

National Evaluation System for health Technology Coordinating Center Announces First International Research Network Collaborator

NESTcc expands the breadth and depth of its Research Network to new markets ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Evaluation System for health Technology Coordinating Center (NESTcc), an initiative of the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC), today announced NorthWest EHealth (NWEH) and Discover-NOW, the Health Data Research Hub for Real World Evidence, as its newest Network Collaborator [...]

By |2020-07-21T03:00:39+01:00July 21st, 2020|NIH News|Comments Off on National Evaluation System for health Technology Coordinating Center Announces First International Research Network Collaborator

PDA reveal record membership growth

The PDA recently held their 12th Annual General Meeting as a trade union where they revealed another record increase in membership numbers. Due to the pandemic, the meeting was the first general meeting of the union to be held virtually. At the Annual General Meeting, the PDA Union General Secretary, John Murphy reported another successful year [...]

By |2020-07-07T09:40:53+01:00July 7th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Napp Pharmaceuticals announces European Commission approval of Invokana® (canagliflozin) label update to reflect improved renal outcomes in patients with diabetic kidney disease and type 2 diabetes

  The European Commission (EC) approval is based on the Canagliflozin and Renal Endpoints in Diabetes with Established Nephropathy Clinical Evaluation (CREDENCE) Phase III renal outcomes trial, which was stopped early based on the achievement of a pre-specified efficacy criterion. Canagliflozin is the first therapy approved in nearly 20 years to slow the progression of [...]

By |2020-07-06T15:16:58+01:00July 6th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Concerns as community pharmacy fails to report cases of COVID among employees

Community Pharmacy employers have not reported any cases of the COVID-19 infection amongst employees despite a regulatory requirement that they must report if there is reasonable evidence that someone diagnosed with COVID-19 was likely exposed because of their work. It is a reasonable assumption that pharmacists and their teams, in all areas of practice, will [...]

By |2020-07-06T15:11:13+01:00July 6th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Deenova Multiplies its Pharmacy Automation Market Presence into 7 European Countries

MILAN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Deenova reported today its 2020 step-by-step but relentless continued geographic expansion into Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland, with three new and seasoned business development staff totaling 66 years of healthcare industry experience. Christophe Jaffuel, Deenova’s International Business Development Director, stated: “I am extremely pleased to add Carlos Duran (formerly from Becton [...]

By |2020-07-03T03:05:51+01:00July 3rd, 2020|NIH News|Comments Off on Deenova Multiplies its Pharmacy Automation Market Presence into 7 European Countries