South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw LPCs Regulatory Changes Event

Wednesday, 7 March, 2018 7:00pm-9:00pm
The Mercure Sheffield Parkway, Britannia Way, Catcliffe, S60 5BD

In collaboration with our South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw LPC Colleagues, please book for

South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw LPCs
Regulatory Changes Event

Wednesday 7 March 2018

Are you ready for the regulatory changes?

  • General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) – May 2018
  • Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) – early 2019
  • Revalidation (new CPD recording requirements) – 2018

Book now 

In 2018 and 2019 there are a number of major topics that are going to impact on community pharmacy that contractors will need to be aware of and be prepared for. 

These include:

  • General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
  • Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD)
  • Revalidation (new CPD recording requirements)

Some of these topics are complicated and require preparations in advance.

Our guest speaker for the event is Leyla Hannbeck, Chief Pharmacist, National Pharmaceutical Association. The NPA are keen to work with LPCs to ensure contractors are well informed and supported.The event is open to all pharmacy staff working in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw. 

Please complete the booking form by Tuesday 27 February or via the link below.  We would be grateful if you could circulate where appropriate to other Pharmacy colleagues who may not have access to emails.  Please note every person attending the event will need to provide an email address when booking.

DateWednesday 7 March 2018
Registration and Buffet: 6:30 pm
Event: 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm.
Venue: The Mercure Sheffield Parkway, Britannia Way, Catcliffe, S60 5BD

Location and Directions 

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Your pharmacy team should be aware of the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018.
The GDPR may have significant effects on pharmacy and the way we process and handle personal data, although the full implications and requirements of GDPR on community pharmacy still remain unclear. This event will hopefully bring some clarity for contractors and help them plan in anticipation of its implementation. Themes of the GDPR:

  • Refining/tightening up of existing concepts
  • Standardised law across the EU
  • New concepts in regulation; accountability, demonstrating compliance, designing compliance
  • Increased regulation/enforcement by ICO and data subjects
  • Enhanced rights for data subjects
  • Expectations of uniformity and portability

Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD)

On 9 February 2019, all 150,000 community pharmacies across the EU will be required to implement the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD).

This Directive, which seeks to reduce the risk of fake medicines entering the supply chain, will have a significant impact on all community pharmacies. Pharmacies will be required to change dispensing practices and run an authentication scan on every prescription medicine pack that they handle.

The event will cover:

  • What is the Falsified Medicine Directive
  • Implications for Community Pharmacy
  • Impact of Brexit
  • What you need to do to prepare

GPhC revalidation (England, Scotland and Wales)

The GPhC will be implementing a new revalidation framework for pharmacy professionals which will replace the current structure for evidencing continuing professional development (CPD); this will be implemented on 30 March 2018.

This event will focus on the key changes of the new framework and how it builds on the current CPD framework with the addition of two new elements – a peer discussion and a reflective account.

Click here to book for regulatory changes event
With grateful thanks to Tom Bisset, Barnsley LPC, for co-ordinating this event


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