PSI Newsletter

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PSI Newsletter: Issue 5, 2018

  • Open disclosure
  • Employers responsibilities under health and safety legislation
  • Falsified Medicines Directive- medicines authentication
  • Guidelines on the Sale of Supply of Non-Prescription Medicines
  • Development of Standards for Retail Pharmacy Businesses
  • ePortfolio Review
  • Council minutes
  • Extenuating Circumstances Policies
  • HPRA medicines shortages alerts

PSI Newsletter: Issue 4, 2018

  • Review of the operation of the Pharmacy Assessment System
  • Fitness to practise outcome
  • Falsified Medicines Directive- medicines authentication
  • Adrenaline Auto Injectors
  • APPEL- student placements
  • Experienced vaccinator training requirements
  • Opioid Substitution Therapy: Introduction of Buprenorphine/Naloxone
  • Changes to PSI Advisory Committees
  • PSI Guidance for Pharmacists on the Safe Supply of Sumatriptin 50mg Tablets
  • European Medicines Agency recommendation on Quinolone and Fluoroquinolone
  • Healthcare Professionals Crossing Borders (HPCB) Conference 2019

PSI Newsletter: Issue 3, 2018

  • Recent PSI public consultations
  • Annual Report 2017
  • Notice from Irish Medicines Verification Organisation
  • Oral methotrexate: Reminder to counsel women and men on pregnancy prevention
  • Reminder: Inspectors' advice on error management
  • Reminder: ePortfolio Review 2018/2019
  • Reminder: NPIP sign-off by tutors
  • New online information repository on medical cannabis
  • Update to Immunisation Guidelines
  • Improving the management of medicines shortages

PSI Newsletter: Issue 2, 2018

  • PSI public consultations
  • Fitness to practise outcomes
  • Appointments to Council
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Updated guidelines
  • Review of the Pharmacy Assessment System
  • Emergency medicines and vaccination training requirements
  • Salbutamol inhalers on list of interchangeable medicines
  • PSI recruitment
  • Reminder:change of ownership
  • Superintendent pharmacist seminars
  • National Pharmacy Internship Programme (NPIP) application process

PSI Newsletter: Issue 1, 2018

  • Publication of PSI Corporate Strategy 2018-2020
  • Reminder - food intolerance testing not appropriate in pharmacies
  • Medicine safety: risks of topiramate use during pregnancy
  • GDPR considerations for pharmacists
  • Fitness to practise outcomes
  • PSI recruitment: pharmacy inspector sought
  • Registration updates
  • HPRA safety notice regarding head-lice treatment products
  • Student placement notice for interested tutors - APPEL
  • Reminder about appropriate storage of pharmacy-only medicines
  • New resources for pharmacists and patients from HSE's Medicines Management Programme
  • Update to national vaccination guidelines
  • PSI signs MOU with Northern Ireland pharmacy regulator
  • Vaccination reminder for healthcare professional

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