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The Boots Pharmacists’ Association was created in 1973 by Boots pharmacists for Boots pharmacists and we pride ourselves on the support we give to our members. We are a listed trade union with an elected executive team from within our membership which is representative of a wide range of pharmacist’s roles in Boots. Benefits of membership include advice on professional issues via a one number advice line, support and representation in disciplinary and grievance meetings and legal protection insurance of up to £500,000. Membership costs less than £2 per week and for more details click on the "About Us" tab above.
BPA Latest News
Long term pharmacy funding agreement reached in England
PSNC, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England and Improvement (NHSE&I) have announced that they have reached agreement on a five-year deal for community pharmacy in England. The funding of the community pharmacy contract has been fixed at £2.592 bilion for the next 5 years
The clock is ticking for Revalidation
A brief summary of the revalidation requirements for pharmacy professionals in 2019
Boots announces plan to close 200 stores
Walgreen Boots alliance recently announced plans to close 200 Boots stores in the UK over the next 18 months
Primary Care Networks formed in England
GP practices in England have been organising themselves into Primary Care Networks (PCNs) covering communities of between 30,0000 and 50,000 patients. PCNs are not just about GP services. They will include and provide services from a wide range of Healthcare professionals such as Physiotherapists, community based Paramedics, Social Prescribing link workers and of course Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians. Initially each PCN will be recruiting a Primary Care Network Clinical Pharmacist but all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be part of the multiprofessional team in the PCN.
BPA launches new financial advice service
You work hard for your money but is your money working hard for you?
BPA professional indemnity insurance update
The BPA launched a professional indemnity insurance product in partnership with Bluefin Professions in November 2018. This was specifically designed for BPA members who have portfolio careers with other employers or carry out occasional locum duties outside of Boots and provides professional indemnity, medical malpractice and public liability insurance at exclusive rates.
Disputes and disciplinaries can be a distressing time. You can feel alone; even isolated. BPA took so much time not only providing real and practical advice, but the support that came along with it was invaluable. It lifted my mood and I felt like I was the only case they were handling. They are genuinely here to help. Thank you BPA.
The help and support I was given by the BPA was excellent.
I would highly recommend all Boots pharmacists join the BPA.
Once again many thanks to BPA for great support. My matter was handled with care and confidence. The support and advice was brilliant and led to no official meetings being held. If you are not a member yet do not hesitate and JOIN BPA NOW!
As a loyal pharmacist working for the company for many years ,attending a disciplinary hearing can be an extremely worrying and daunting . In my case, it was an unintentional breach of security rules which made me feel isolated from my colleagues and managers. From the moment I contacted the BPA they were incredibly involved in my case, providing reassurance, guidance, representation and better than anything someone to talk to in confidence. I am proud to be a member.