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PSI Newsletter: Issue 8, 2015


Health Matters Programme for Pharmacists

Patient Charter in Development

Learning from Fitness to Practise Inquiries - A complaint involving the supply of Paralink® suppositories for a child 

Implementation of Legislation to Widen Access to Certain Prescription-Only Medicines

Future Pharmacy Project Update

National Pharmacy Internship Programme 2016/2017

Approval of interim MPharm

Interprofessional Learning Conference

Fitness to Practise Finding and Sanction: Mr. Michael Keenan MPSI

Other Notices- Continued Registration Going Paperless, HPRA Drug Safety Newsletters, Duty Registers 2016,
PSI Christmas Opening Hours

Upcoming CPD Opportunities- Quality Improvement in the Supply of High Risk Medicines Workshops 
  • Acting Registrar Appointed
  • Health Matters Programme for Pharmacists
  • Patient Charter in Development
  • Learning from Fitness to Practise Inquiries - A complaint involving the supply of Paralink® suppositories for a child 
  • Implementation of Legislation to Widen Access to Certain Prescription-Only Medicines
  • Future Pharmacy Project Update
  • National Pharmacy Internship Programme 2016/2017
  • Approval of interim MPharm
  • Interprofessional Learning Conference
  • Fitness to Practise Finding and Sanction: Mr. Michael Keenan MPSI
  • Other Notices- Continued Registration Going Paperless, HPRA Drug Safety Newsletters, Duty Registers 2016
  • PSI Christmas Opening Hours
  • Upcoming CPD Opportunities

PSI Newsletter: Issue 7, 2015

  • Future Pharmacy Practice Project Update
  • New Guidelines for Pharmacists on Counselling and Medicine Therapy Review 
  • Feedback on the PSI website and newsletter 
  • New Emergency Medicines and Vaccines Legislation 
  • Patient Feedback on the Flu Vaccination Service in Pharmacies 
  • HPRA Guide to Biosimilars for Healthcare Professionals and Patients 
  • Continued Registration Updates 
  • Other Notices - Skin Cancer Prevention Action Plan
  • Upcoming CPD Opportunities 
 
Future Pharmacy Practice Project – Thank you 

 

Guidelines on Counselling and Medicine Therapy Review 

 

Your feedback on the PSI website and newsletter 

 

New Emergency Medicines and Vaccines Legislation 

 

Patient Feedback on the Flu Vaccination Service in Pharmacies 

 

HPRA Guide to Biosimilars for Healthcare Professionals and Patients 

 

Continued Registration Updates 

 

Other Notices 

 

Upcoming CPD Opportunities 

 
Future Pharmacy Practice Project – Thank you 

 

Guidelines on Counselling and Medicine Therapy Review 

 

Your feedback on the PSI website and newsletter 

 

New Emergency Medicines and Vaccines Legislation 

 

Patient Feedback on the Flu Vaccination Service in Pharmacies 

 

HPRA Guide to Biosimilars for Healthcare Professionals and Patients 

 

Continued Registration Updates 

 

Other Notices 

 

Upcoming CPD Opportunities 

 
Future Pharmacy Practice Project – Thank you 

 

Guidelines on Counselling and Medicine Therapy Review 

 

Your feedback on the PSI website and newsletter 

 

New Emergency Medicines and Vaccines Legislation 

 

Patient Feedback on the Flu Vaccination Service in Pharmacies 

 

HPRA Guide to Biosimilars for Healthcare Professionals and Patients 

 

Continued Registration Updates 

 

Other Notices 

 

Upcoming CPD Opportunities 

Future Pharmacy Practice Project – Thank you 

 

Guidelines on Counselling and Medicine Therapy Review 

 

Your feedback on the PSI website and newsletter 

 

New Emergency Medicines and Vaccines Legislation 

 

Patient Feedback on the Flu Vaccination Service in Pharmacies 

 

HPRA Guide to Biosimilars for Healthcare Professionals and Patients 

 

Continued Registration Updates 

 

Other Notices 

 

Upcoming CPD Opportunities 
Future Pharmacy Practice Project – Thank you 

 

Guidelines on Counselling and Medicine Therapy Review 

 

Your feedback on the PSI website and newsletter 

 

New Emergency Medicines and Vaccines Legislation 

 

Patient Feedback on the Flu Vaccination Service in Pharmacies 

 

HPRA Guide to Biosimilars for Healthcare Professionals and Patients 

 

Continued Registration Updates 

 

Other Notices 

 

Upcoming CPD Opportunities 

PSI Newsletter: Issue 6, 2015

  • Future Pharmacy Practice Project update- focus group participants sought 
  • Public consultation on draft guidance for use of Monitored Dosage Systems (MDS)
  • PSI produces public health/medicines safety leaflet- 'Buying non-prescription medicines safely online'
  • Council accreditation of the Five-year Fully Integrated Master’s Degree Programmes in Pharmacy
  • Inspection Policy Project update
  • HPRA Drug Safety Newsletter
  • Recruitment - Affiliation for Pharmacy Practice Experiential Learning (APPEL) National Coordinator
  • Upcoming CPD Opportunities

PSI Newsletter: Issue 5, 2015

  • Reminder about the appropriate supply of Anti-Epileptic Medicines
  • Learning from Fitness to Practise Inquiries, Number 2
  • Evaluation of Influenza Vaccination Service 2014/2015 and Guidance and Training for 2015/2016
  • Food Intolerance Testing - guidance from the HPRA
  • Learning Points from the PPC Annual Report 2014
  • Updates to the Pharmacy Practice Guidance Folder
  • New Payment Option for Continued Registration of Retail Pharmacy Businesses
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance reminder
  • Consultation on the Draft National Competency Framework for Pharmacists Working in Cancer Care
  • National Cancer Control Programme Toolkits
  • Upcoming CPD Opportunities
  • HPRA Drug Safety Newsletter

PSI Newsletter: Issue 4, 2015

  • Reminder of responsibilities under the Pharmacist Code of Conduct
  • Findings from Inspections in 2014
  • Inspection Policy Update and Call for Participants in Focus Group Meetings
  • Internet Supply of Non-prescription Medicines
  • New Pharmacy Practice Guidance Folder
  • Guidance for Pharmacists on Extemporaneous Dispensing
  • Public Consultation on Draft Guidelines on the Sale and Supply of Prescribed Medicinal Products from a Retail Pharmacy Business
  • Reminder of ellaOne Guidance
  • 2015-2016 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Training and Provider of Training Programmes
  • Interprofessional Learning Conference
  • Changes to the Continued Registration Process
  • Alerts: Prescription pad theft from Blackrock Clinic, and use of forms from Northern Ireland to obtain medicines illegally
  • Notice of new PSI Council Appointments
  • Pharmacy Benevolent Fund Updates
  • CPD Opportunities

PSI Newsletter: Issue 3, 2015

  • Expressions of Interest Sought
  • Share Transfers - How does this affect a pharmacy’s registration?
  • Domperidone Test Purchase Exercise
  • Dispensing Prescriptions from Online Doctor Services
  • Training Placement Registration (CAASP)
  • PSI Council Election Results 2015
  • New Pharmacy Practice Guidance Folder
  • Public Consultation: CPD Statutory Instrument
  • Obligations in relation to Cross-Border Insurance
  • HPRA Drug Safety Newsletter
  • Upcoming CPD Opportunities

PSI Newsletter: Issue 2, 2015

  • Update: PSI Council Elections 2015
  • Understanding the Corbally Judgement
  • Summary of PSI Fitness to Practise activities 2009-2014
  • Legislative Update: Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control of Supply) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2014
  • CPD Opportunities
  • Other Notices: HPRA Drug Safety Newsletter, Safefood Childhood Obesity Campaign
  • In the matter of Part 6 of the Pharmacy Act 2007

PSI Newsletter: Issue 1, 2015

  •     Elections for Pharmacist Members of Council 2015
  •     Expressions of Interest for PSI Committees
  •     PSI (Council)(Amendment) Rules 2015
  •     PSI Guidelines on the Premises and Equipment Requirements of a Retail Pharmacy Business
  •     Practice Update: Levonorgestrel guidelines
  •     Learning from Fitness to Practise Inquiries, No. 1
  •     Inspectors’ Advice on Controlled Drug Segregation and Destruction
  •     Inspection Updates: Verification Inspections
  •     Comment sought on draft Extemporaneous Dispensing Guidance
  •     Other Notices
  •     CPD Opportunities.

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