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Company led recall - Bravelle powder for solution for injection 75IU

NPA News - 27 October 2015 - 2:04pm
A company-led recall has been issued for all batches of Bravelle powder for solution for injection 75IU in the UK. This follows the discovery, during routine testing, that a small number of batches in Canada and the USA with a shelf-life of 24 months were found to have a reduced potency after 12 months.
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FAQ: Nutramigen LIPIL name change

NPA News - 26 October 2015 - 2:08pm
Has Nutramigen LIPIL undergone a name change to Nutramigen with LGG ®?
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Pharmacy fined £130,000 for a breach of the Data Protection Act

NPA News - 23 October 2015 - 7:48am
There has been widespread reporting of a fine issued by the Information Commissioner to Pharmacy2U for a breach of the Data Protection Act.
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Antibiotic Guardian toolkit launched

NPA News - 22 October 2015 - 4:06pm
Public Health England has launched the Antibiotic Guardian toolkit to support the Antibiotic Guardian campaign for the annual European Antibiotic Awareness Day which takes place 18 November every year.
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CPAF questionnaire - deadline 1 November 2015

NPA News - 22 October 2015 - 8:44am
All community pharmacies in England, including distance selling pharmacies, are required to complete a ten question self-assessment questionnaire by Sunday 1 November 2015 as part of the 2015/16 Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF) process. Pharmacies have to complete the CPAF process annually.
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New Safeguarding Resources

NPA News - 22 October 2015 - 6:30am
The NPA has launched new safeguarding resources designed to help members comply with the contractual and regulatory requirements for safeguarding vulnerable adults and children. In addition a disclosure and barring guidance resource has been produced to provide information on the Disclosure and Barring Service within England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
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Pensions - auto enrolment

NPA News - 21 October 2015 - 2:42pm
The NPA has been notified of companies being fined for not having appropriate pension arrangements in place for employees. NPA Members are encouraged to take a look at our eight-step guide to auto enrolment, to help make clearer on what your responsibilities are.
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