Pharmapod Board Member elected	as President of the Pharmaceutical Group of	the European Union (PGEU)

Pharmapod Board Member elected as President of the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU)

Pharmapod has the great pleasure of having Rajesh Patel MBE as a valued member of its board since 2014. As owner of the Hollowood Pharmacy group where his team are dedicated to providing excellent service to their local communities, to representing his profession at both a European and a global level, Raj has deep expertise and experience across all areas of the pharmacy profession. This has led to his appointment by the Queen as MBE for his services to pharmacy. Raj also currently serves as a Member of Management board for the National…Read more …
Pharmapod CEO announced to speak at HPAI Conference 2016

Pharmapod CEO announced to speak at HPAI Conference 2016

Pharmapod founder and CEO, Leonora O’Brien, has been announced as a speaker at this year’s Hospital Pharmacists Association of Ireland Conference. The HPAI hold an annual educational conference and this year it will be taking place on the 8th – 10th of April in the Crown Plaza Hotel, Santry, Dublin. The HPAI is a voluntary organisation that represents its members on issues relevant to hospital pharmacies. Their aim is to further the development of hospital pharmacy practices, assist in the provision of continuing pharmaceutical education, represent the views of the hospital pharmacists on…Read more …
Pharmacy Voice Launches Patient Safety Survey

Pharmacy Voice Launches Patient Safety Survey

Pharmacy Voice is currently running an anonymous survey for all community pharmacies across England. The aim of the survey is to gather views on the current patient safety incident reporting and learning processes that are in place. Pharmacy Voice is very concentrated on promoting patient safety throughout the healthcare industry. They want community pharmacies to have access to support and guidance when it comes to improving patient safety and also give them the platform to share their knowledge among their peers on how pharmacy teams can further improve patient experiences and outcomes. Pharmacy…Read more …
Pharmacy Voice launches new Patient Safety Bulletin

Pharmacy Voice launches new Patient Safety Bulletin

Pharmacy Voice established in 2010 by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA), Company Chemist’s Association (CCA) and Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies (AIMp), is a unified representative body for all community pharmacy owners. Pharmacy Voice has released the first issue of their new biannual Patient Safety Bulletin. This bulletin includes the work of the patient safety group, chaired by Janice Perkins, a board member of Pharmacy Voice and superintendent of the Well pharmacy group. In September 2014, Pharmacy Voice announced a commitment to NHS England’s “Sign up to Safety” campaign and outlined just how…Read more …
HPRA Safety Notice – Medical Devices in the Home

HPRA Safety Notice – Medical Devices in the Home

Medical devices that are used in the home have become more sophisticated and complex ranging from hearing aids and nebulisers to more complex infusion pumps and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) units.                               In vitro diagnostic medical devices such as blood glucose meters and INR self testing devices are also routinely used. The benefits are wide-ranging; including improved quality of life and reduced cost of care.  The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) recognises the importance of safe, high quality medical devices that are…Read more …