Positive response from BPA members to new pharmacy opportunities07-08-2019
A recent survey of BPA members demonstrated that there is significant interest amongst our members in new opportunities for pharmacists in primary care arising from the long term plan in England and new developments in Scotland
Long term pharmacy funding agreement reached in England25-07-2019
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
Primary Care Networks formed in England22-06-2019
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 professional indemnity insurance update25-03-2019
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.