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Friday Letter 04/01/2019

Friday 4th January 2019

Happy New Year 

from the NELLPC!

Reminder: Class 2 recall alert

Following yesterdays email, please be reminded of the Actavis Group recall of batches of Irbesartan/Hydrochlorothiazide 300/12.5mg Film-coated Tablets and Irbesartan/Hydrochlorothiazide 150/12.5mg Film-coated Tablets.

Click here for the full alert on the Central Alerting System. Please read through and take the appropriate action immediately, if you have not already done so.

PHE Health Harms & other Campaigns for January 2019

Public Health England (PHE) has released a new film to encourage smokers to switch from tobacco to an e-cigarette or other form of quit aid.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/phe-health-harms-campaign-encourages-smokers-to-quit

Other Health Campaigns are also being held throughout January from other organisations and charities, click here for details of national campaigns to get involved in this month.

Change4life campaigns indicate shocking sugar consumption in Children

Children have already exceeded the maximum recommended sugar intake for an 18 year old by the time they reach their tenth birthday, according to Public Health England (PHE). This is based on their total sugar consumption from the age of two.

This news is releases as PHE launch their next Change4Life campaign, aimed at reducing sugar intake by families and tackling childhood obesity.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/10-year-olds-in-the-uk-have-consumed-18-years-worth-of-sugar

Vaccine update- December 2018

Please see the December 2018 edition of the monthly Vaccine update document, published by Public Health England.

Click here to view

GP practices face data protection fines worth hundreds of pounds

GP practices among organisations facing fines due to failure to pay data protection fees.

See the full article from GP online, published 5th December 2018: click here to view

HEE TRAS Guide

Please see the following ‘Trainees Requiring Additional Support’ (TRAS) guide. This guide, published last year, was written jointly by HEE LaSE Pharmacy and community pharmacists.

HEE are looking to follow up pharmacies on their comments on this publication early this year. If you have any comments, please send them to the LPC office and we will pass them onto HEE.

You may not find all the information relevant but should be able to identify the information that is useful to you and apply as appropriate.

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