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Drug Tariff Watch: April 2019 changes

The Preface lists additions, deletions and alterations to the Drug Tariff. Below is a quick summary of the changes due to take place from 1st April 2019. Part VIIIA additions Category A: Ketoconazole 200mg tablets (60) Category C: Baricitinib 2mg tablets (28) – Olumiant Baricitinib 4mg tablets (28) – Olumiant Budesonide 200micrograms/dose dry powder inhalation cartridge...

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March 2019 Price Concessions – 1st update

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Quality Payments: Updated gateway criteria report now available

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has updated its weekly gateway criteria report, allowing community pharmacy contractors to check whether they have been assessed, using national datasets, as meeting four of the five gateway criteria (Advanced Services, NHS website, Community Pharmacy Patient Questionnaire (CPPQ) and NHSmail) – due to cyber security reasons, the report does not...

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Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire Organised Events   

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Information regarding future Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire events will be announced in due course.

 

 

e-Learning

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.

  

  

 

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. 

 

 

Yorkshire Pharmacy in Psychiatry Group (YPIPG) Event 

The Yorkshire Pharmacy in Psychiatry Group (YPIPG) have been in touch as they would like to extend an invite for community pharmacy teams to attend an event on the role of pharmacists and pharmacy teams in suicide prevention. 

Date: Thursday 21st March 2019 7:00pm

Location: Bradford District Care Trust HQ, New Mill, Victoria Road, Saltaire BD18 3LD 

Speaker: Dr Hayley Gorton, Research Associate, University of Manchester, and community pharmacist. 

Further details are in the event flyer below:

Yorkshire Pharmacy in Psychiatry Group (YPIPG) Event Flyer

 

 

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) Free Training 

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) courses are available for front-line staff, including community pharmacy staff.  These half-day courses are being held in Leeds and are accredited by Public Health England and suited to front-line staff and volunteers who want to gain insight and skills on how they can make short conversations that they have with service users and patients more effective thus supporting people’s health and well-being.  The training dates can be found below: 

  • Friday 19th April 2019, 10am – 1pm
  • Friday 10th May 2019, 10am – 1pm 

The training sessions will take place at (Public Health England), Blenheim House, Duncombe Street, Leeds, LS1 4PL. 

The courses are advertised on the Skills Platform website and can be booked by clicking on the following link: https://www.skillsplatform.org/courses/6357-making-every-contact-count-training-mecc.

Further details on MECC are available on the Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire website: http://www.cpwy.org/public-health/making-every-contact-count-mecc-.shtml.

 

 

Fully Funded Training for Community Pharmacy 

If you are a community pharmacy professional working in a community pharmacy setting, take advantage of fully funded NHS training to grow your career and your practice.


 

Gain Recognition for your Pharmacy Services by Studying for a Postgraduate Qualification via the Pharmacy Integration Fund 

The University of Manchester is offering fully-funded places on its Masters CPD module in Communication and Consultation (usual module fee £1100).  This is a 12-week online extended skills module with a single study day in Manchester. 

It covers both essential and advanced consultation skills, conducting consultations with different patient groups (e.g. dementia, mental health) and the principles of conducting ethical and patient-centred consultations (e.g. consent, confidentiality and safeguarding). 

This module is useful for all pharmacists in patient-facing roles who wish to gain further confidence in their consultation skills. It is particularly valued by pharmacists who provide PGD, MUR or NMS services. 

Find out more and apply:  https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/12221/msc-advanced-community-pharmacy-practice/application-and-selection/#course-profile 

Email: pgtaught.pharmacy@manchester.ac.uk or Telephone: 0161 306 0604.


  

 

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-.

 

 

CPPE

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.

 

 

Asthma – Focal Point

The aim of this learning programme is for you to consider how pharmacy professionals in all sectors can support people who have asthma. CPPE will apply your knowledge of asthma management and guidelines and explore how you can support people to manage their asthma, reduce complications and improve their quality of life.

Dates:

  • Tuesday 30th April 2019 – Leeds
  • Tuesday 14th May 2019 – Wakefield
  • Tuesday 24th September 2019 - Bradford
 

 

Emergency Contraception

The overall aim of this programme is to acquire the knowledge, develop the skills and demonstrate the behaviours needed to provide high-quality emergency contraception services as part of your pharmacy practice.

Dates:

  • Tuesday 10th September 2019 - Leeds
 
 
 

Mental Health and Wellbeing

This study day focuses on common mental health conditions seen in primary care. It will enable you to support patients with a mental health condition to optimise their medicines. 

Dates:

  • Thursday 28th March 2019 – Leeds

 

 

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. 

Dates:

  • Tuesday 9th April 2019 – Leeds

 

 

External Training Providers

 

CPPE

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

The webinar will:

  • Explain what Oriel is so community pharmacies understand why students might choose to find a placement through it
  • Explain how it differs from recruiting trainees independently – pros and cons for pharmacies
  • Explain how pharmacies register to recruit pre-reg trainees via Oriel
  • Explain how to write a strong submission so your pharmacy is attractive to trainees & any other tips on marketing
  • Explain the preference/ranking system & how pre-reg trainees are matched to their placements
  • Cover any risks / potential downsides for pharmacies, compared with direct recruitment – and how to mitigate against them (e.g. what happens if no trainees select your pharmacy)
  • Explain where pharmacies can get more information
  • Questions & answers 

Learning objectives / outcomes 

  • Pharmacy contractors/employers will understand the areas covered in the webinar
  • Pharmacy contractors/employers will be able to make an informed choice about whether to recruit via Oriel
  • Those pharmacy contactors/employers that want to recruit via Oriel understand the application process and deadlines and know how to prepare a strong submission so their pharmacy is attractive to trainees

 

 

Last Updated: 20th March 2019