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Delivery of HUHY materials for mandatory campaign

Public Health England (PHE) resources for the Help Us Help You (HUHY) Winter campaigns will start arriving in pharmacies from late October/early November 2019, via deliveries from Healthcare Distribution Association member companies (e.g. AAH and Alliance Healthcare).The image to the right shows the branding on the exterior of the package.  The HUHY Stay Well This Winter...

6 hours ago

October 2019 Price Concessions – 1st update

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today granted the following initial list of price concessions: Drug Pack Size Price Concession Alverine 60mg capsules 100 £9.25 Cyclizine 50mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules 5 £12.61 Hydroxyzine 25mg tablets 28 £0.85 Indapamide 2.5mg tablets 28 £2.48 Irbesartan 150mg tablets 28 £5.57 Mirtazapine 15mg tablets 28 £2.02...

8 hours ago

DoS profile updater service restored

Last week, due to a problem with the DoS profile updater, its operation was temporarily suspended. This meant pharmacy contractors could not update their Directory of Services profiles. NHS England and NHS Improvement have worked with NHS Digital to address the issue and the service has now been restored.  

12 hours ago

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire e-Learning 


Welcome to the Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire e-Learning platform.

 

We are working with Virtual Outcomes to deliver a series of online training events throughout the year.  The training is free to access and is open to all members of the pharmacy team.  An introduction for Virtual Outcomes can be found here: https://vimeo.com/316124447.

Each module will take around 15-20 minutes to complete.  The contents typically include an introduction to the topic, how it impacts the health of your patients and what you can do to support them.  There is also a link to where you can get nationally available resources for health promotion campaigns. Each month at least one new topic will be released for the whole team to view.  Some of the modules are aimed at Healthy Living Pharmacy Champions, but will be useful for the whole team.  Additional modules will also be provided on key emerging topics like General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

You can access the e-learning modules from a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone with an internet connection.  You will need your F-code and an email address to register.  Once you have registered you will get an email notification of any new courses.

You will be able to access a certificate for each module completed.

We hope that you will make use of this e-learning platform and that you find it useful. We will review the system this year and decide whether we continue to invest in this on your behalf. Your feedback will be invaluable in developing courses so please let us have any feedback you have.

If you need help logging on to watch the webinar please see the Virtual Outcomes Login Easy Guide.

Locum pharmacists wishing to access Virtuaul Ouctomes e-learning should use the F-code of the West Yorkshire pharmacy you are current working in, or last worked in.  

To access the courses please click here (https://www.virtualoutcomes.co.uk/pharmacy-training/).

 

 

 New! Courses Launched to Support the New 5 Year Pharmacy Contract

Over the coming months, VirtualOutcomes will release a library of courses that will help you to understand, implement and maximise the opportunity with the new pharmacy contract.  The first three courses available are:

 

  • New Contract Summary Course - This gives a brief overview of the new contract and suggests some things you can start doing now.

New 5 Year Community Pharmacy Contract Flyer 

  • NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service - This covers both the NEW NHS111 Urgent Medicines Supply Service and the NEW NHS111 Minor Illness Referral Service

Community Pharmacy Consultation Service Flyer 

  • Sepsis Team Training - This supports the need for the team to be aware of the signs of Sepsis and actions to take.

 Sepsis Team Training Flyer

  • Diabetes Foot and Eye Check Audit - This covers how to implement and complete the new Diabetic Foot and Eye Audit.
Diabetes Foot and Eye Check Audit

 

 

Flu Engagement Training 2019 Now Live! 

The updated 2019 Virtual Outcomes flu online engagement training is now available to access. 

Course Objectives:

  • To be to identify flu symptoms in adults and children
  • To understand how you can prevent people catching flu
  • To explain the different vaccines and who they should be used for
  • To understand which of your customers are at greater risk if they catch flu
  • To give ideas of displays you can build and where you get the resources to support the campaign 

Flu Engagement Training Flyer - 2019

 

 

Antimicrobial Resistance Training: To Support September’s Public Health Campaign!

The Virtual Outcomes training explains why Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is such a threat and will support you to deliver the mandatory public health campaign in September to raise public awareness. 

Course Objectives:

  • To understand that antimicrobial resistance is a serious global problem and that potentially 10 million people will die a year if we don’t all do something different.
  • To understand the how we are accelerating AMR.
  • To understand what role, you and your team can play in helping to educate the public to reduce the risk of AMR.
  • To encourage you and your team to do a pledge and become an antibiotic guardian.

For more information, please see the flyer below.

Antimicrobial Resistance Training Flyer

  

      

Podcasts

If you are short of time, why not listen to the latest e-Learning training module from Virtual Outcomes on the way into work, at the gym or in the supermarket.  You can watch the full course online and obtain your certificate at a later time. You can then encourage the rest of your pharmacy team to watch the full video.  

The podcasts are available on iPhone via iTunes, or for Android phones, you can download the files here: https://www.virtualoutcomes.co.uk/pharmacy-training/podcasts/.

 

 

Previous Topics

There are also a series of previous events which are still available on the following topics:

 

Last Updated: 29th August 2019