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Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) webinar now on-demand

Community pharmacy contractors can now access an online recording of PSNC a recent Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) webinar. Over 600 people registered for yesterday's webinar presented by Gordon Hockey (PSNC Director of Operations and Support) and Suraj Shah (PSNC Drug Tariff and Reimbursement Manager). During the webinar, Gordon explained what an SSP is, clarified situations...

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July 2019 Price Concessions – 2nd update

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today granted the following list of price concessions: Drug Pack size Price Concession Alverine 60mg capsules 100 £9.80 Bumetanide 1mg tablets 28 £1.65 Cefalexin 250mg/5ml oral suspension 100ml £1.95 Celecoxib 200mg capsules 30 £9.43 Diamorphine 10mg powder for solution for injection ampoules 5 £16.56 Diamorphine 30mg powder...

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Supply Issue Notice: Sanofi Experience Distribution Disruptions

Sanofi are currently experiencing difficulties ensuring sufficient product availability for normal supply to pharmacies. Sanofi say ‘The problem was caused by a change in our UK logistics provider and an unexpected technical issue with one of their IT systems.’ Sanofi expect product availability will be back to normal within two weeks and ask that pharmacy teams...

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Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire Organised Events   

If you wish to receive email notifications of Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire events, please sign up to our mailing list.

 

 

Information about our future Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire Development Academy events will be listed below 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. 

  

 

RPSWY Event: Chronic Pain and Opioid Update 

Join RPS in West Yorkshire for an informative afternoon to learn more about Chronic Pain and Opioids which is a topic high on the agenda across the UK.  Excellent post meeting resources for attendees will support the learning.  RPS Member and Non-Members can attend the event with no charge.  

The event will take place on Wednesday 17th July 2019 at Briar Court Hotel, Huddersfield, HD3 3NT.  More information can be found in the flyer below.  If you would like to book a place, please visit: https://www.rpharms.com/events?details=3789/Chronic Pain and Opioid.

RPSWY - Chronic Pain and Opioid Event Flyer

 

 

CHART Kirklees Pharmacy Training Event 

The theme of the pharmacy training will be ‘Storage and Dispensing of Controlled Drugs’.  The training is taking place on Tuesday 30th July 2019 at CHART Kirklees, 3 Wellington Street, Dewsbury, WF13 1LY.  The session will be from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  Light refreshments will be served from 6pm. More information can be found in the flyer below.  To confirm your attendance, or to discuss any queries, please contact Andrew Craig on 01484 353333 or 07776 597518 or email andrew.craig@cgl.org.uk.

CGL Pharmacy Training Event Flyer

 

 

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 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
 

 

 

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: 10th July 2019