Upcoming Webinar: Part 2 – Implementing Standards – Revised Standards of Pharmacy Operation – Community Pharmacy

Join NLPB for a review of the new Standards of Pharmacy Operation – Community Pharmacy on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 6:30-7:30 pm (NT). In part two of this webinar series, NLPB Practice Consultant, Rheya White, will highlight the changes to the Pharmacy Practice Standards of Pharmacy Operation, including revisions related to clinical and technical checks, expectations regarding non-prescription medication consultations, and clarification regarding prescription requirements and prescription release.  There will be a question-and-answer period following the review.

Date: May 17, 2023
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm (NT)
Presenter: Rheya White RPh(BSc Pharm) (they/her), Community Pharmacy Practice Consultant

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This webinar will be hosted through Microsoft Teams.


Revised Standards of Pharmacy Operation for Community Pharmacy

As announced in the fall of 2022, NLPB has approved the revised Standards of Pharmacy Operation for Community Pharmacy.

The expectation is that the requirements of the Standards should be met at the earliest possible date but no later than September 1, 2023. All new pharmacy openings will be expected to meet the Standards at the time of opening.

Pharmacy professionals, including pharmacists-in-charge, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians, should review the recent article in the Fall 2022 issue of The Apothecary for a summary of key changes and also review the Standards in their entirety at their earliest convenience.

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Call for Interest – Disciplinary Panel

NLPB is currently seeking registered pharmacists to serve as members of NLPB’s Disciplinary Panel. For full details, please visit: https://www.nlpb.ca/call-for-expression-of-interest-disciplinary-panel

Members of the Disciplinary Panel are called on occasionally to sit on three-person adjudication tribunals to hear complaints regarding registrants who are referred by the Complaints Authorization Committee.

If you are interested, please submit your name, contact information, a brief bio (including any relevant experience), and a few lines about why you are interested in being part of the Disciplinary Panel to complaints@nlpb.ca.


CAPT Annual Conference

Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians (CAPT) National Professional Development Conference

Developed by pharmacy technicians for pharmacy technicians across Canada, CAPT’s annual conference provides the opportunity to learn new techniques and new ideas, and network with others who are passionate about their profession. The 2023 Annual Conference will be taking place June 23-25 at the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel in Halifax, NS.

Some topics include:
Discovering BPMH, The Mystery Unraveled!
Leadership Roles for Pharmacy Technicians: Keep Calm and Lead On!
Career Spotlight

For more information on the conference program and to register, click here.
The Early Bird Discount ends May 14, 2023.


Stay Informed!

Did you know that NLPB posts up-to-date links to important health product and medication safety information on its website?  Check out the Health Canada & ISMP Advisories page for MedEffect advisories as well as current issues of Health Product InfoWatch, ISMP Canada Safety Bulletin, and Safe Medication Use Newsletter all in one place.

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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 update your information on file by logging into the NLPB Registrant Portal.
  • 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. All supporting documentation should adhere to NLPB’s Scanning Guidelines and Checklist for Document Submissions Policy. These small steps will help improve the process for both the applicant and NLPB.

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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