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annual reportSeptember 22 2014

The Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland has published its annual report for 2013-14.

Among the activities highlighted in the report are:

•    the introduction of mandatory CPD has been implemented successfully;
•    the Society has responded to the Francis Report and other related reports by starting a fundamental review of the Code of Ethics, a review of the complaints process and publication of fitness to practise learnings;
•    the June 2014 guidance to support the introduction of the new statutory requirement to hold appropriate indemnity cover; it outlines registrants’ requirements and responsibilities with regards to having appropriate professional indemnity cover as a condition of their registration.

In addition, the report flags up plans for the current year including:

•    further work on reviewing the Code of Ethics prior to a new draft code being issued for consultation in early 2015;
•    the continuing implementation of the Continuing Fitness to Practise model for pharmacist registration;
•    a review of its whistleblowing guidance from 2013, ‘Guidance on Raising Concerns’.

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