New NLPB Registrant Portal Coming Soon!

In order to better support registrants, NLPB is moving to a new registrant portal. To allow for the transfer of information, including all registrant profiles and learning portfolio records (CEs), as of Monday, May 2, 2022, the registrant portal is no longer accessible. NLPB is expecting the launch of the new registrant portal by the end of June. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We look forward to introducing our enhanced portal to you in the near future.

2022 Annual General Meeting

NLPB’s Annual General Meeting will be taking place 10:00am-11:00am on Friday, May 13, 2022 via Zoom.

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83449928441?pwd=d25hOFhwVUhJMWtub0pBT1JaVUIvQT09
Meeting ID: 834 4992 8441
Passcode: 466433

Agenda:
1. Call to Order and Adoption of Agenda
2. Introduction of Board Members
3. Minute of Silence in Memoriam
4. Highlights of 2021 Annual Report
5. Questions on Annual Report
6. Appointment of Auditor for 2023
7. Board Member Election Results
8. Adjournment

While our condensed AGM will not include an open forum for registrants, the NLPB 2021 Annual Report will be published on the NLPB website at: https://nlpb.ca/about-the-board/. If you have questions about the report, please contact us at inforx@nlpb.ca.

Now Hiring – Office Administrator

NLPB is now hiring for the full-time position of Office Administrator. For full details please visit the NLPB website: https://nlpb.ca/now-hiring-office-administrator/

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and a cover letter outlining why they are interested in this opportunity and how their work experience has prepared them for this role. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered. Email your resume and cover letter to careers@nlpb.ca. The application deadline for this position is May 27, 2022.

 

Health Canada – Submission of Loss or Theft Reports – Fax Decommissioned

Registrants are advised that the Health Canada’s Office of Controlled Substances fax line for controlled substance and precursor Loss or Theft Reports has been decommissioned due to technical issues.

If you have attempted to submit a report by fax since April 5, 2022, and it did not go through, please resubmit using one of the methods identified below:

Please Note: Pharmacists can now self-register to Health Canada’s E-Services Portal to report loss or theft of controlled substances or precursors and no longer need to be invited onto the system.  A call centre is also available to provide technical support: csps-spsc@hc-sc.gc.ca or 1-866-337-7705 (option 5)

For more information, please visit the Health Canada Website or contact them at  ocs.reporting-rapporter.bsc@hc-sc.gc.ca.

Tips for Application Submission

NLPB receives many applications for processing. Unfortunately, some of the applications submitted are illegible, incomplete, or missing supporting documentation or payment, leading to delays in processing and approving the application. In order to ensure that your application is processed in a timely manner, please take a moment before submission to ensure that all fields are completed and legible and that all supporting documentation is included. These small steps will help improve the process for both the applicant and NLPB.

Anti-Stigma Training Materials

Stigma and discrimination pose significant barriers that prevent people from seeking support, treatment, and harm reduction services in their communities. There are many ways to assist with increasing understanding and reducing stigma. One way is to consider the language we use as a powerful tool to counter stigmatizing attitudes and behaviors. When we reframe mental illness and substance use disorders as treatable medical conditions from which recovery is possible, we reduce blaming and correct the misconception that these conditions occur because of people’s choices. We all have a part to play in eliminating stigma and discrimination.

Anti-Stigma and Discrimination Resources:

  • Overcoming Stigma Through Language provides free online learning modules developed in partnership with Community Addictions Peer Support Association (CAPSA). https://www.ccsa.ca/overcoming-stigma-online-learning
  • Language Matters is a quick reference guide to help combat stigma by changing the language that we use to discuss people with mental illness and substance use disorders. https://mhfa.ca/en/safer-language-reference-guide
  • Understanding Stigma – The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) provides this free self-directed course is available in both official languages and consists of three modules that focus on raising awareness, the impacts of stigma, and challenging stigma and discrimination. www.understandingstigma.ca
  • Beyond Stigma – The following short animated video highlights the stigma people with Substance Use Disorder face when seeking primary health care and how it can be overcome. It too was created from a multidisciplinary group with pharmacists, clinicians, and persons with lived experience. Beyond Stigma on Vimeo
  • Understanding Changes Everything – this three-minute video was produced in Newfoundland and Labrador with people with lived experience with mental illness. It depicts the impact of misconceptions about mental illness. Understanding Changes Everything
  • Brain Story in Action: Addressing Stigma – another short video about how brain science is helping to address the stigma of addiction in Newfoundland and Labrador. Brain Story in Action: Addressing Stigma – YouTube
  • A Resource for Canadian Health Professional Organizations, developed with people with lived and living experience of substance and their loved ones, was designed to facilitate reflections on the use of language on substance use topics. Language sets a tone for people and can help reduce both public and systemic substance use stigma. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/healthy-living/communicating-about-substance-use-compassionate-safe-non-stigmatizing-ways-2019.html

 

Regular reminders

  • Registrant Contact Information – Registrants are responsible for ensuring that the contact information on their registrant profile, including email address and practice site, is accurate at all times. The NLPB primarily uses email communication to send newsletters, renewal reminders, practice site assessment information, professional development audit information, calls for interest for committees, and other alerts. If the email address on file is incorrect, important information may be missed and/or disclosed to the wrong person. If your contact information changes, please log into the NLPB Online Registrant Portal to update your file with your new contact information as soon as you can.
  • Forgot Your Password? – You can retrieve your NLPB Online Registrant Portal password at any time. Under the Login box, click the message that says, “Forgot your password? Click here to restore it.” On the next screen, enter your NLPB username, if you know it, or your email address. Click “Retrieve.” In a few minutes, you will receive an email with your username and password. Once you are logged into your profile, you can change your password.
  • Receipts & Invoices – NLPB’s Online Registrant Portal maintains all receipts created by the system. If for any reason, you need a receipt or to view an invoice, you can do so from your registrant profile. Once logged in, click on “Renewal Other/Invoices” and then select either “view invoice” or “print invoice” next to the one you are interested in.

 

This e-newsletter contains information on a wide variety of topics intended to enhance the practice of pharmacy in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. As it is published and circulated to all registrants on a monthly basis, it is the expectation of NLPB that all registrants are aware of the matters contained therein.



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