Baroness Julia Cumberlege, Oliver Colvile MP, Sibby Buckle MRPharmS (RPS EPB)
at a recent APPG meeting in the Houses of Parliament.
Fighting for the future of Pharmacy!
OTHER NEWS >>>> New Pharmacy Superintendent and BPA work together
to provide clarity in Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII)
We are pleased to have worked with Steve Banks, Pharmacy Supt at Boots to clarify
the Boots position on the provision of PII. The full statement on the arrangements
is available on pharmacyunscripted. We welcome this clarification, and the peace
of mind this will provide for our members and the wider Boots Pharmacist population.
Pharmacist Evening Meetings
Following on from our challenge to Boots around voluntary attendance at the Pharmacist
Pizza Evenings, we are pleased to announce that the Stores Leadership Team have agreed
Time in Lieu for all who attend.
We look forward to working with Boots to further improve communication to pharmacists
and making Boots a better place to work.
Escalation for IT Issues
We have discussed this with Boots, and are pleased to share with members details
of the escalation route for IT problems. Please see the BPA members’ site for details.
Boots Pharmacists’ Association - An Apology.
On or around October 2012, the BPA made certain statements about the PDA. It has
been brought to our attention that they were inaccurate. The statements were published
on our website, www.bootspharmacistsassociation.co.uk, in a letter issued by our
CEO to all pharmacists dated October 2012, in a media statement issued by our CEO
and in the magazine entitled “Counsellor” distributed in all Boots stores nationwide.
The statement suggested that the PDA was primarily an insurance company and may have
been interpreted to infer that the PDA’s objectives were less credible than the BPA’s.
The BPA apologises to the PDA and PDAU for making these statements and to all Boots
pharmacists for any confusion that may have been caused. In fact, the PDA is a not
for profit organisation, and is not and has never has been an insurance company.
The PDAU is an independent trade union and in accordance with the Trade Union and
Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 and is not funded by an insurance company.
Both organisations are funded by membership subscriptions.