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Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland recruiting Clinical Advisers

The Pharmaceutical Society NI is looking to appoint a minimum of eight experienced clinical advisers, with a range of expertise to its Clinical Advisers List. Clinical advisers will provide advice to Fitness to Practise Committees on health related issues.

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Update on Independent Prescribers Regulations

Following the closure of the Consultation in January on the proposed new Regulations for Independent and Supplementary Prescribers, draft Regulations have been passed to the Department of Health for approval and completion of the NI Assembly processes.

We recognise that…

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Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland meets all Standards of Good Regulation

The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) has published its performance review of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland as part of its annual review of the nine statutory health and social care regulators across the UK. The performance review assesses…

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Portal OPEN TO ONLINE CPD Submission

The portal to online submission is now open and anyone with a completed CPD portfolio can submit it online. The portal remains open until 31 May 2017(mid-night) and portfolios can be submitted any time during…

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New Draft Pharmacy Premise Standards

The Pharmaceutical Society NI is holding two meetings in relation to the changes being proposed in Pharmacy Premise Standards. These events are primarily for Pharmacy Owners and Superintendents, to provide them with an insight into, and an understanding of, the forthcoming draft…

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Premises Registration 2017

Premise registration for 2017 is now being processed. Details of how to register a premise for the coming year can be found on the Registration page of this website by clicking here

Note: Section 75 of the Medicines Act…

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Consultation on Pharmacist Prescribers Regulations 2017

Following our recent communication to all Independent Prescribers, the Pharmaceutical Society NI has launched a consultation on proposals for amendment to the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994, in respect of “Pharmacist Prescriber” annotations. This is an…

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2015-16 Annual Report

In accordance with the legislation governing the Pharmaceutical Society of NI, the Annual Report for 2015-16 was laid today, (19 September 2016) in the Northern Ireland Assembly. The report can be viewed at www.psni.org.uk/publications/annual-reports-2/. The report will be presented at…

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Letter to Independent Prescribers

Pharmacist Independent Prescribers (IPs) in Northern Ireland have been sent a letter today (12 Sept 2016) informing them of an issue that has been identified in relation to the annotation of IPs on the Register of Pharmaceutical Chemists in…

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Pharmacists removed from the Register for non payment of fees

Please see below the list of those pharmacists who have been removed from the Register of Pharmaceutical Chemists in Northern Ireland (and who at the date of this notice remain unregistered) due to non-payment of fees for the year 2016-17.

Removal…

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Pharmacists removed from Register for non-compliance with CPD

The following Pharmacists have been removed from the register of Pharmaceutical Chemists in Northern Ireland on the direction of the Registrar due to CPD Statutory Non-compliance, relating to the CPD year 2015-16. Removal is effective from 4 August 2016…

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Positive response to online retention drive

As of the 15 June 2016, 83.5% of registrants had paid their retention fee online, compared to 40% last year. This is an extremely positive response to the organisation’s drive to get registrants to switch to the online system.

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Heading for record year of CPD compliance

Carrying out Continued Professional Development (CPD) is crucial for professionals to maintain high standards of practice, skills development and the delivery of safe services to the public and 2015/16 looks set to be a record year for pharmacists complying…

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Council Publishes Consultation Response

At its Council meeting of 5 July 2016, the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society NI agreed that their response to the Department of Health’s (NI) consultation “the Future of Pharmacy Regulation in Northern Ireland” should be published. Below is a…

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Presentation to Retiring Council Members

On Thursday 21 April, the President, Dr Jim Livingstone, presented Dr Lisa Byers and Mrs Brenda Maitland with a small gift to mark their retirement form the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society NI. Commenting on the occasion, Dr Livingstone said…

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Individual Retention 2016

All Pharmacists wishing to remain on the Register of the Pharmaceutical Society of NI must complete the retention process by 1 June 2016.

This year we are encouraging registrants to complete the process using our on-line retention system which can be…

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Pharmacist Pre-registration lead job vacancy

In order to better meet the changing needs of public protection by the regulation of pharmacy in Northern Ireland the Pharmaceutical Society NI are seeking to recruit a “pharmacist pre-registration lead” to work as part of a small team. Further details,…

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Call for new Council Members

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety is seeking to appoint six Council Members to the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (five registered persons and one lay member). To be appointed with effect from 1 June 2016.

Details

The…

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Launch of the New Code

The Pharmaceutical Society NI has launched its new Code (Professional standards of conduct, ethics and performance for pharmacists in Northern Ireland).

At a well-attended launch event on Tuesday 9 February the President Dr Jim Livingstone said “the new Code seeks…

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Consultation on fees for 2016/17

In the letter to registrants of 17 September 2015 the President of the Pharmaceutical Society NI indicated that a fees consultation would be launched for the registration year 2016/17.

Today the Pharmaceutical Society NI is launching…

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Joint statement on supporting patients making informed choices.

Following recent claims that patients and the public have been inappropriately influenced by health professionals when making decisions about where they access services, including flu vaccinations and dispensing of prescriptions, the General Medical Council (GMC), General Pharmaceutical Council…

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Temporary CPD record forms

During the period when the CPD portal is not open, we are providing two forms on which CPD cycles can be recorded.

These forms are in Word and details can be recorded and saved on these forms. Once the portal is up…

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Pharmaceutical Society NI publishes its Annual Report 2014/15

Following the official laying of the Pharmaceutical Society NI’s Annual report with the Northern Ireland Assembly, President of the Pharmaceutical Society NI, Dr Jim Livingstone said:   “I was absolutely delighted to be appointed President of the Pharmaceutical Society NI…

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President addresses historical anomalies in Fees Regulations

Following the meeting of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland, held on 14 September 2015, President of the Council, Dr. Jim Livingstone said:   “Each year we raise money through fees to fund operations and services in…

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Annual PSA Audit of all regulators published

The annual Professional Standards Authority (PSA) review of all healthcare regulators was published on 26 June 2015. This report details the Authority’s review of the Pharmaceutical Society NI for the year 2014. The report can be accessed via the PAS’s…

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Pharmacists removed from Register for non-compliance with CPD

The following registrant pharmacists have been removed from the register of Pharmaceutical Chemists in Northern Ireland on the directive of the Registrar due to non-compliance with their statutory CPD requirements relating to the CPD year 2014-15.  Removal is effective from…

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Changes to the law for selling medicines online

From 1 July 2015 online sellers of medicines to the general public (including pharmacies) need to be registered in the UK with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) if established in the UK and to be on…

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Health and Social Care Regulators renew commitment to work together to keep people safe

Health and Social Care Regulators from across the UK held an information and networking event at Parliament Buildings in Stormont on Tuesday 2 June. The event focused on how health and social care regulators, Government…

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Recent publications

Following the consultation on the proposals for standards on Monitored Dosage Systems the Council decided not to issue formal standards. However, the Council has asked the Registrar to issue a regulatory statement. The…

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CPD Submission Portal Opens Today

Continuing Professional Development has been a statutory requirement for registration with the Pharmaceutical Society NI since 1 June 2013. To comply with this requirement all pharmacist registrants must submit a compliant CPD portfolio, on an annual basis, before the…

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Regulator seeks views on new Code of Conduct for Pharmacists

The Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland today launched a consultation on a new Code of Conduct for all pharmacists in Northern Ireland to replace its previous Code of Ethics.

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New proposals on pharmacy dispensing errors and standards

The proposals on pharmacy dispensing errors and standards would give a new defence against criminal prosecution for pharmacy professionals if they make an inadvertent dispensing error. The four Departments of Health have launched a consultation into the proposals. It will run until…

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Message from the President of the Pharmaceutical Society

Dr Jim Livingstone, President of the Pharmaceutical Society of NI, commenting on his recent appointment said “It is a great honour and privilege, and not least a unique challenge to be the first non-pharmacist to be ap-pointed as President…

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Annual Premises Rentention for 2015

All annual retention forms for registered premises have been mailed today, 28th Nov 2014.

Forms and fees, for retention on the premises register, must be with the Pharmaceutical Society NI by 1 January 2015

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Pre-registration e-portfolio wins National Award

Dr Jim Livingstone, President of the Pharmaceutical Society NI, today congratulated Mr Peter McKee, the organisation’s Pre-Registration Lead, and all the other staff involved in creating and developing the pre-registration e-portfolio, which won the Bronze award at…

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Regulators’ joint statement on duty of Candour

The Chief Executives of 8 healthcare regulators today published a joint statement on the professional duty of Candour: www.psni.org.uk/publications/regulatory-correspondence/. This statement highlights the Pharmaceutical Society NI’s commitment to place patient safety at the centre…

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Take part in the draft fees consultation

The Pharmaceutical Society NI has today launched a 3 month consultation on the level of the Annual retention and other associated fees for registrants for the years commencing 1st June 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively.

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Pharmaceutical Society NI publishes 2013-14 Annual Report

The report, which was laid before the Northern Ireland Assembly on 17th September, reflects on the first complete year of activity under the new Council and sets out its achievements in the last year and aspirations for 2014/15. You…

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Pharmacists removed from the Register for non payment of fees

See below list of those pharmacists who were removed from the register of Pharmaceutical Chemists in Northern Ireland (and who at the date of this notice remain unregistered) due to non-payment of fees for the…

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Pharmacists removed from Register for non-compliance with CPD

The following pharmacists were removed from the register of Pharmaceutical Chemists in Northern Ireland for non-compliance with the CPD requirements for the year 2013-14.Removal is effective from 16 August 2014 (Inclusive).
   
   
   
                        
                                    
                                    

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Consultation on Standards for the provision of MDS launched

The Pharmaceutical Society NI is inviting comments on draft Standards for the provision of Monitored Dosage Systems (MDS). These Standards outline the professional and legal responsibilities pharmacists have with respect to the provision of MDS to patients.

As a healthcare…

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Policy on the publication of fitness to practise information launched

The Pharmaceutical Society NI has today launched a policy setting out how it will publish and disclose information relating to the fitness to practise of pharmacist registrants. This policy replaces the interim policy which has been in…

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Call for new council members

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety NI, has launched a recruitment exercise seeking new lay and registrant members for the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society NI.

Details and application forms can be found at Online application…

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Information on professional indemnity cover for pharmacists

The Pharmaceutical Society NI has published new Guidance on the statutory requirement to hold appropriate indemnity cover and what this means for our registrants. This Guidance has been produced following a consultation which closed in April 2014….

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Annual Retention

All Annual Retention Packs have now been mailed to registrant’s registered address, for the coming year. All retention information, including the retention fee must be returned to the Pharmaceutical Society NI by 1 June 2014.

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Final CPD Framework Published

The final CPD framework has been published today following a consultation on the concluding part of the CPD framework and final agreement by Council.

This composite framework brings together the previously published CPD framework part…

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CPD Portal Opens

Since 1 June 2013, Continuing Professional Development has been a statutory requirement for registration with the Pharmaceutical Society NI. This means that all pharmacist registrants must submit a CPD portfolio on or before 31 May 2014 in…

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Consultation on Guidance for professional indemnity cover and registration

The Pharmaceutical Society NI is inviting comments on draft guidance for registrants on the statutory requirement to have appropriate indemnity cover as a condition of registration. This means that in order to be registered with the Pharmaceutical…

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President Steps Down

At its January meeting (27/1/14) the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society NI noted, with regret, the resignation of Ms Jacqui Dougan MPSNI as member of Council and President, for personal and private reasons.

Vice President Garry McKenna said “Since the…

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Learnings from Fitness to Practise cases

Today (9/1/14), the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society NI published the learnings from five Fitness to Practise cases that were held in 2013. Every pharmacist, pre registration pharmacist and student studying pharmacy are encouraged to familiarise themselves with these…

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Annual premises retention begins

On Thursday 28th November, all premises retention forms for the year 2014 were issued to all registered pharmacies. These forms and the associated retention fee must be returned by 1st January 2014.

Should any pharmacy not receive their notification and/or…

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Consultation on CPD Framework part 2 is launched

The Pharmaceutical Society NI has today launched a consultation on the concluding part of the CPD framework.  We are seeking views on how we will manage applications for extenuating circumstances and procedures relating to restoration to…

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Pharmaceutical Society NI responds to Francis Report.

At the Council meeting held on 26th September the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society NI approved its formal response and action plan in relation to the Francis Report and the subsequent Berwick Report.

Speaking after the Council meeting President Ms…

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Pharmaceutical Society NI publishes 2012-13 Annual Report

Following the official laying of the Pharmaceutical Society NI’s Annual report with the Northern Ireland Assembly, President of the Pharmaceutical Society NI, Ms Jacqui Dougan said: “When the new Pharmacy Order came into effect last October, one of the…

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Registrants removed by instruction of Council on 2nd September 2013

The following were Pharmacists removed from the register of Pharmaceutical Chemists in Northern Ireland on the instruction of the Council, due to the Non-payment of fees relating to the membership year 2013-14. Please click here to see the list…

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Breach of the Data Protection Act

The Pharmaceutical Society has written to members affected by a breach of its Data Protection procedures. A small number of registrants have been notified of a breach of its Data Protection Procedures where documents intended for shredding were inadvertently…

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Pharmaceutical Society NI welcomes the publication of the Professional Standards Authority annual report.

The Chief Executive of the Pharmaceutical Society NI today welcomed the publication of the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) annual independent review into the activities of the nine healthcare regulators including the Pharmaceutical Society NI.*

The…

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Launch of the corporate strategy, “A New Era 2013-16”

The President of the Pharmaceutical Society NI Ms Jacqui Dougan this morning launched the organisation’s Corporate Strategy “A New Era 2013-16”(click on the link to see a copy).  Speaking before the launch Ms Dougan said  “Since assuming office last…

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Launch of Continuing Professional Development Framework

From 1 June 2013, all pharmacists will have a legal obligation to undertake and record Continuing Professional Development activity (CPD) in order to maintain registration as a pharmacy professional in Northern Ireland. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the process…

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CPD – the requirements for June 2013

As we approach the conclusion of the CPD year 2012-13, I would like to clarify the arrangements for CPD submission/assessment for June 2013.

 For the CPD year (1 June 2012 to 31 May 2013) CPD submission and assessment will be…

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Pharmacist Prescribing Standards 2013

New Standards for pharmacist prescribers have been issued by the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland today.It replaces the previous edition published in 2009 and follows a public consultation held in December 2012.

The revised Standards and Guidance provides more detailed…

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FIP Congress 2013 – Dublin

The Pharmaceutical Society NI is pleased to promote, the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Congress. In 2013 FIP will host its Annual Congress in collaboration with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) and its Irish partners in Dublin.
In a constantly…

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E-cigarettes – letter form Registrar and Chair of Standards Committee

Today, the Registrar and the Chair of the Standards Committee published a letter relating to e-cigarettes. The key paragraph in the correspondence make the following point:-   “In the standard of the Code of Ethics for Pharmacists in Northern…

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Launch of revised Raising Concerns Regulatory Guidance

In light of the release of the Francis Report into the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust the Pharmaceutical Society NI believes it is timely to launch and reiterate our guidance on Raising Concerns.  This guidance underlines the duty of pharmacists to…

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Consultation on Discloure of Fitness to Practise Information

What information should you know and have access to about your local pharmacist and their fitness to practise? This is the key question the Pharmaceutical Society NI is asking, please give us your views. Today we are launching a…

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Congratulations to Prof Martin Bradley OBE

At the recent Council meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society NI , the President and members congratulated Prof Martin Bradley on being awarded the OBE in the New Year’s Honours List. Prof Bradley, was, until April 2012, the Chief Nursing Officer of…

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A New Era for the PSNI

From 1st October 2012, the Pharmaceutical Society NI embarks on a new era, as new legislation in the form of the Pharmacy (NI) Order 1976 (Amendment) Order (NI) 2012 comes into operation, bringing additional fitness to practise sanctions, statutory…

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Consultation Information Evenings

In preparation for the introducton of Statutory Continuing Professional Develoment in June 2013, the Pharmaceutical Society NI is required to develop and consult on a CPD Framework which details the CPD processes to be operated for assessment, mitigation, remediation and…

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Key Information regarding CPD Framework Consultation

With the enactment of new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) regulations in June 2013, CPD is set to become a statutory requirement of registration. This means that in future, CPD will be required to be undertaken by all registrants to…

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New Fitness to Practise Sanctions

With the introduction of the new legislation in October 2012, the Fitness to Practise process has been restructured and the Committees (the Statutory and Scrutiny Committees) have been given new powers.

Speaking about the new powers Brendan Kerr, Registrar, said…

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What We Will Disclose

Under the new legislation which came into effect on1st October 2012, the Pharmaceutical Society NI and the Registrar are legally obliged to make available to the public, employers and other pharmacists, a registrant’s fitness to practise status.

To enable the…

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