PSI Newsletter

The PSI Newsletter is a regular email communication that contains information and events of interest to the profession and wider stakeholders. 

PSI Newsletter: Issue 9, 2014

  • Public Consultation on draft PSI (Council)(Amendment) Rules 2015
  • Practice update - Use of Ibuprofen in Children and Adolescents
  • National Pharmacy Internship Programme - new Central Application and Selection Process
  • Inspectors' Advice on Balance Checks and Reconciliation for Methadone Products
  • Key-Holding for Pharmacies
  • Pharmaceutical Assistant Qualification
  • HPRA Drug Safety Newsletter
  • Pharmacy Benevolent Fund Draw
  • CPD Opportunities
  • In the Matter of Part 6 of the Pharmacy Act 2007

PSI Newsletter: Issue 8, 2014

  • PSI Council Appointments, October 2014
  • Memorandum of Understanding signed between the PSI and NMBI
  • Recent PSI Learning Events
  • Update on the commencement of new Five-Year Integrated Pharmacy Degree Programme
  • IIOP call for Expressions of Interest for Peer Review Panel
  • Guidance on the Safe Supply of Non-Prescription Medicinal Products containing Domperidone
  • Guidance on Data Protection for Pharmacists
  • HPRA Drug Safety Newsletter
  • CPD Opportunities

PSI Newsletter: Issue 7, 2014

  • PSI Learning Events- October 2014
  • New Education and Training (Integrated Course) Rules 2014
  • PSI (Fees) Rules 2014
  • Expressions of Interest - NCCP seeks Pharmacist Collaboration
  • New Dianette Educational Materials for patients and prescribers
  • Other Notices: Mouth Cancer Awareness Day, 17th September; Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week.
  • CPD Opportunities

PSI Newsletter: Issue 6, 2014

  • Findings from Inspections in 2013 (Part 2)
  • PPC Annual Report and Learning Points for Pharmacists
  • Practice Updates:
    • Guidance on the Delivery of Medicines Dispensed on Foot of a Prescription from a Retail Pharmacy Business
    • 2014-2015 influenza vaccination training and providers; Report on the Evaluation of the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Service in Pharmacies for 2013-2014
  • Clinical Efficacy of Levonorgestrel and Ulipristal
  • Save the Date – PSI Learning Events
  • PSI Inspection Policy Survey
  • Legislative Updates: Health Act 2007 (Care and Welfare of Residents in Designated Centres for Older People) Regulations 2013; Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 323 and 324 of 2014); Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control of Supply) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (SI No. 300 of 2014)
  • Reminder Notice for Tutor Pharmacists
  • Other Notices: Launch of Third National Clinical Guideline on Clostridium difficile (C. diff); HPRA Publishes List of Substances Suitable for Reclassification (Switching); HIQA Consultation on National Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People
  • CPD Opportunities
  • PSI Recruitment

PSI Newsletter: Issue 5, 2014

  • Findings from Inspections in 2013
  • Consultation on Data Protection Guidance for Pharmacists
  • Gardaí Request Vigilance in the Sale of Pseudoephedrine
  • Policy Framework Development on ‘Temporary Absence’
  • Notice for Tutor Pharmacists for National Pharmacy Internship Programme (NPIP) 2014/2015
  • Current Update on Domperidone
  • Pharmacy Practice Guidance Manual Update
  • Change of name for the Irish Medicines Board from 1st July
  • IMB Drug Safety Newsletter
  • Upcoming CPD Opportunities

PSI Newsletter: Issue 4, 2014

  • Public Consultation on Draft Guidance on the Delivery of Prescription-only Medicines from a Pharmacy
  • Call for Expressions of Interest: Inspection Policy Expert Project Group
  • Substitution of Medicines not included in the IMB Interchangeable List
  • 2014-2015 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Training
  • Remembering Former PSI Registrar Joe Cahill
  • Upcoming CPD Opportunities
  • Haemochromatosis Awareness Day

PSI Newsletter: Issue 3, 2014

  • Transparency in the Pricing of Prescription Medicines
  • Proposed legislative change (Regulation of Retail Pharmacy Businesses Regulations 2008)
  • Practice update: Children Should NOT be Given Prophylactic Antipyretics at the Time of Vaccination
  • PSI Survey and Useful Information Resources
  • Guide to Selling Medical Devices (IMB)
  • PSI Council Appointments
  • CPD Opportunities
  • Useful Resources

PSI Newsletter: Issue 2, 2014

  • Guidance on the provision of testing services in pharmacies
  • Revisions to guidance on supply to patients in nursing homes and residential care settings
  • Safe supply of Enbrel
  • Note on PSI Pharmacy Inspections
  • Inspectors' Advice on Storage Conditions
  • IIOP Information Meetings
  • Placement list for NPIP 2014/15
  • CPD Opportunities

PSI Newsletter: Issue 1, 2014

  • Public Consultation on the Draft Statutory Instrument for Education and Training Rules
  • Accreditation standards for the integrated MPharm programme
  • Continued registration certificates
  • PSI's internship programme provider
  • Lithium information packs
  • Change to IMB communications for medicinal products recalls and defects
  • IIOP Recruitment notice
  • CPD Opportunities

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