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Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire Organised Events   

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Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire are working with Virtual Outcomes to deliver a series of online training events throughout the year.  See more information on our e-learning page here: http://www.cpwy.org/training-development/e-learning.shtml.



Shingles Training Event - A practical guide on the shingles immunisation programme in England and hepatitis C update on symptoms, diagnosis and treatments 

We are delighted to be able to invite you to the next series of Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire Development Academy events.  These events are being run in collaboration with Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited. 

This session will cover two topics - Shingles and Hepatitis C including: 

  • An overview of shingles and its possible complications
  • An understanding of the Shingles National Immunisation Programme including eligibility
  • An opportunity to discuss best practice examples of implementation of the programme at a local level
  • Hepatitis C: symptoms, diagnosis and treatments – what to look out for, when to refer and how people are treated
  • The role of community pharmacy and other community services in testing and treating people for hepatitis C 

These are two topics that are the focus of much nation attention. The events will cover the latest information and be a chance for you to consider how you and your pharmacy teams can support patients around shingles and hepatitis C now, and work going forward in your local communities. 

The events are open to all members of the pharmacy team.  Please share this invite with all of your colleagues in the pharmacy even if you are unable to attend. 

We are repeating the events four times across the West Yorkshire area, so you need select only one date.  Events are being held on:

  • Wednesday 5th September 2018 - Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford
  • Thursday 20th September 2018 - Holiday Inn, Brighouse
  • Wednesday 3rd October 2018 - Village Hotel, Leeds North
  • Thursday 18th October 2018 - Holiday Inn, Wakefield

Events begin at 7.15pm and end by 8.45pm.  Food will be available from 6.30pm. You are able to attend any of these events if you work within the Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire area. 

Please complete a registration form which can be found below and return as soon as possible to secure your place(s).  Registrations must be received 7 days prior to your selected date.  If, after registering for our events, you are unable to attend please let us know.  Many of our events become fully booked and if you do not let us know we are unable to free up places for others.

Shingles Event Registration Form (to email)

Shingles Event Registration Form (to post/fax)




Bradford and Airedale: Talk Cancer Event

The events are open to all pharmacy teams in Bradford and Airedale only. 

Talk Cancer is a Cancer Research UK (CRUK) training programme and these events are funded by Bradford City CCG.  Talk Cancer will help you feel more confident in discussing cancer openly with your patients.  Talking about cancer can feel difficult. This practical session will help you identify effective ways to talk to your patients about reducing their risk of cancer, spotting cancer early and accessing screening. 

The events are aimed at the whole pharmacy team and will help your team with providing health and wellbeing advice.  For those pharmacies who are a Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) the event will help you to build your portfolio and HLP offer. 

This event will help you help you and your team: 

  • understand the key messages around cancer awareness
  • improve your confidence and ‘know how’ to make the most of your conversations
  • encourage people to make healthy lifestyle changes, use local services and see their GP with any concerns

You will leave the event with a resource pack – including signposting and referral information, leaflets and a course booklet.  

Please note that these are the same event that was delivered in Leeds on 22nd March 2018, so if you attended that you will not need to attend this event.  Feedback from the March event was excellent so please encourage your colleagues to take up this opportunity.  A quote from the feedback of the Talk Cancer event in Leeds: 

“I really enjoyed this and felt a lot more confident to talk about this to my customers.”

The events are being held on: 

  • Tuesday 2nd October 2018 - Carlisle Business Centre, Bradford
  • Wednesday 21st Novemeber 2018 - Carlisle Business Centre, Bradford

Events begin at 7.15pm and end by 8.45pm.  Food will be available from 6.30pm. You are able to attend any of these events if you work within the Bradford and Airedale area. 

Please complete a registration form which can be found below and return as soon as possible to secure your place(s).  Registrations must be received 7 days prior to your selected date.  If, after registering for our events, you are unable to attend please let us know.  Many of our events become fully booked and if you do not let us know we are unable to free up places for others.

Bradford Talk Cancer Event Flyer

Bradford Talk Cancer Event Registration Form (to email)

Bradford Talk Cancer Event Registration Form (to post/fax)




External Events

These are events which are not organised by Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire but may be of interest to pharmacy teams in our area. 



Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT) Programme

The CPPE ACPT programme is now open for applications to pharmacy technicians working in community pharmacy across the whole of England.  Places on the programme are funded by the Pharmacy Integration Fund via Health Education England.
The course can last for up to 12 months, consisting of eight hours of online study (which can be broken down into smaller blocks) and collation of checking logs in the workplace.  The online and workplace based nature of the programme is designed to ensure minimal disruption to day-to-day activities in the workplace.
Please see the flyer below for further details.  The opportunity to access this free training has been extended to all of England to test the demand for the training.  Therefore please ignore the sentence in the flyer that relates to working in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT) Programme
Information on how to apply can be found here: https://www.cppe.ac.uk/career/acpt.  Spaces on this programme are limited.



Dementia Friends Information Sessions

Dementia Friendly Leeds is a campaign to raise awareness about dementia, support businesses, groups and organisations in Leeds to become more dementia-friendly and empower people living with dementia to influence services and policy.

This is a programme by the Alzheimer’s Society. They work with health care providers to offer 'Dementia Awareness information session' or Dementia Friends sessions. These sessions will provide staff in the pharmacy with basic understanding of dementia and the way it might affect people living with this condition. It will also encourage attendees to commit to an action that will make the lives of people living with dementia a little bit better. 

This is a campaign running in Leeds, however, sessions across West Yorkshire can be found on the Dementia Friends website.

For more information, or to book a place, visit: https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/WEBSession#.WwggGkgvyM-.



Mary Seacole Leadership Programme Funded for Community Pharmacy Professionals 

The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) is working in collaboration with the NHS Leadership Academy to offer the Mary Seacole Leadership Programme to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in community pharmacy.  The programme is designed to develop clinical leadership and management skills to enable pharmacy professionals to drive quality services in community pharmacy and really make a difference to the health of the patients they see.  Funded via the Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF), the programme offers learners a great opportunity to take the next step in building on previous Leadership training they may have done through the Healthy Living Pharmacy initiative. It is suitable for all; those in the early years of their careers through to those who qualified many years ago who may be skilled in clinical and managerial skills and want to develop clinical leadership skills. 
Why should community pharmacy professionals apply for the Mary Seacole Leadership Programme?

The profession of pharmacy is going through change, with a vision for community pharmacy to become more integrated into the wider healthcare team with a key role in medicines optimisation. The idea of ‘something has changed; and what does this mean?’ runs throughout, and the programme will actively encourage pharmacy professionals to consider what that change means for them and how they can navigate through the change to emerge as key leaders in the workplace. 
Mary Seacole Leadership Programme - Applicant Guide
Mary Seacole Leadership Programme - Information
Further details are available on the CPPE website: https://www.cppe.ac.uk/services/leadership-community#navTop
The cohorts in our region are Manchester (August 2018), Sheffield (Oct 2018) and Leeds (Feb 2019).  



All CPPE events are open to pharmacists, pre-reg pharmacists and technicians registered with CPPE. To register or book onto an event visit www.cppe.ac.uk where you can also find information for your local tutor. Alternatively you can call their offices at the University of Manchester on 0161 7784000.


Antimicrobial Stewardship

The overall aim of this programme is to support you to develop your skills to engage with patients and the public about antimicrobial stewardship and develop your knowledge and skills to optimise the prescribing of antimicrobials. 


  • Wednesday 14th November 2018 - Leeds


Clinical Medication Review

This event will equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence that you need to engage effectively in clinical medication review of your patients and their medicines. During the workshop you will apply evidence-based clinical medication review tools in a case study setting to make recommendations for rationalising medicines use. 


  • Thursday 18th October 2018 - Leeds

Emergency Contraception

This resource will help pharmacy professionals acquire the knowledge, develop the skills and demonstrate the attitudes necessary to offer an emergency contraception service.


  • Wednesday 12th September 2018 – Leeds
  • Wednesday 19th September 2018 – Wakefield 
  • Wednesday 16th January 2019 - Brighouse

Falls Prevention

The aim of this workshop is to increase your understanding of falls, how the pharmacy team can help prevent and support those who have had a fall. 


  • Wednesday 23rd January 2019 – Brighouse
  • Wednesday 27th February 2019 - Wakefield

Inhaler Technique Learning Event

This workshop will provide an overview of the clinical skills required to support respiratory patients to manage their condition and maximise the patient's quality of life. These events are very 'hands on' and for this reason are limited to a maximum of 20 participants. 


  • Wednesday 3rd October 2018 – Wakefield 


New Medicines Service (NMS)

This workshop is part of a range of learning materials which have been developed collaboratively by pharmacy organisations to support the delivery of the new medicine service (NMS). All the materials have been designed to help you deliver the new medicine service in your practice, offering consistently high levels of patient care. 


  • Wednesday 24th October 2018 - Leeds


Polypharmacy – Focal Point

This programme will help pharmacy teams to develop the confidence, competence and communication skills to work in partnership with patients and other healthcare professionals to enable patients to get the most from their multiple medicines.


  • Wednesday 26th September 2018 - Brighouse

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

The aim of this learning resource is to give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to deal professionally with safeguarding issues. 


  • Wednesday 21st November 2018 - Wakefield 


Substance Use and Misuse

This programme is designed to support pharmacy professionals currently delivering, or planning to deliver, pharmacy services for substance misusers in the community. It focuses on how to communicate effectively with clients and how to provide a service that meets local needs. 


  • Wednesday 30th January 2019 – Leeds

What’s new in the BNF 76?  An event for pre-registration pharmacies

Do you want to know about the new recommendations and information in the BNF? The aim of this event is to enable pre-registration pharmacists to identify how new recommendations and information in the BNF will affect clinical practice. During the event you will have the opportunity to work with colleagues in hospital and community practice on a series of case studies and to start to build your professional network. 


  • Thursday 7th February 2019 - Bradford



External Training Providers



The Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) is funded by Health Education England to provide continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities for all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians providing NHS services in England. https://www.cppe.ac.uk/

The Learning Pharmacy

This online learning environment offers interactive learning for community pharmacy that is fun, free and easy to access.  It is produced by CPPE but can be accessed by all the pharmacy team.  Learning topics include cancer, diabetes, child health, consultation skills and sexual health. http://www.thelearningpharmacy.com/

School of Medicines Optimisation

The new multi-professional School will work together with stakeholders on medicines education and training with a wide range of staff across all workforce groups in health and social care, to support patients to improve outcomes from medicines use.  The website has dedicated pages for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and the non-registered workforce and includes links to training opportunities including Medicines Optimisation Training, Accuracy Checking Medicines and work based learning modules.  https://hee.nhs.uk/hee-your-area/yorkshire-humber/education-training/school-medicines-optimisation