Submitted by LPC Office on 22 May 2017 - 11:54am

The LPC is pleased to announce the inaugral 2017 Awards Event taking place on Wednesday 5th July at the Hilton Hotel, Chilworth near Southampton

Entries are invited from pharmacy contractors, pharmacy teams and those working in community pharmacy across Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth.

New LPC Officers Appointed at May 2017 Meeting

Submitted by Paul Bennett on 21 May 2017 - 6:18pm

The Committee held its annual election of Officers at its meeting held on Thursday 18th May.

With immediate effect the new officers are;

Chair: Ashleigh Littlewood-Miller (CCA)

Deputy Chair: Arun Sharma (Independent)

Finance Officer: Peter Woodward (CCA) (re elected)

Deputy Finance Officer: Michael McWhirter (AIMp)

Subcommittee membership was also confirmed and a schedule illustrating membership and Chairmanship will be published shortly.

Reports of Cyber Attack on NHS Networks Today (12th May)

Submitted by Paul Bennett on 12 May 2017 - 5:22pm

Pharmacy conractors may be aware that there have been reports in the media today that in cerain parts of the NHS there have been cyber attacks.

If any contractor is concerned please refer to the PSNC web site where any guidance forthcoming from NHS Digital will be reported. Alternatively the direct link to NHS Digital is here

The General Pharmaceutical Council ( the professions regulator) will be introducing new standards on 12th May. This follows a formal consultation during 2016 which the LPC commented upon.

The nine standards must be adhered to at all times by pharmacy professionals (registered pharmacists and technicians), both inside and outside working hours. It is therefore important that contractors and pharmacy professionals are familiar with the standards.

The guidance on these standards is attached.



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