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Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire Organised Events   

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Due to COVID-19 and Government guidance, Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire will not be holding any face to face Development Academy Events over the next few weeks/months.  We will keep you updated in due course on this matter.  However, Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire will be holding weekly online Zoom meetings.  More information on our online meetings, and the day/time they are held each week can be found below.



CPWY Online COVID-19 Pharmacy Update

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire will be hosting online meetings for all West Yorkshire community pharmacy contractors and their teams. We will be using Zoom to provide you with the latest information regarding COVID-19. Our priority at this time is to support and sustain community pharmacy in West Yorkshire.  During the hour we will: 

  • Briefly update on what is new nationally giving you information on what this actually means to your pharmacy.
  • Provide an update on local information and update you on our progress.
  • Answer your questions. 

The next meeting scheduled in can be found below.  Click the link below to join our online meeting on your chosen date.


Thursday 28th May 2020 at 7pm

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 817 5510 7657

  

Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire plan to host a weekly meeting to give you the latest information. The time and day of the meeting will vary every week to allow a range of people to take part. The meeting will be held on the Zoom platform.  Details of how to use Zoom are available here.

 

Using Zoom is easier if you have the Zoom app installed. You can download the PC application from https://zoom.us/support/download. When logging into the meeting on a PC using the meeting link, you will see the option to use the full Zoom application, instead of the more restricted web browser alternative. If you use a smart device (smartphone or mobile tablet) you can download the Zoom mobile app from the App Store (Apple) or Google Play Store (Android). Both applications will provide you with more functionality than simply dialling in or using the web browser app.  

 

If you have any questions or topics that you would like to be covered in the update please email these in advance to info@cpwy.org.


 

 

 

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. 

   

 

COVID-19 External Training

 

Buttercups: Free Pandemic Training for Pharmacies

Buttercups Training have recently launched two free short training courses to assist them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pandemic Training for Additional Staff to Support Pharmacy Services is available for all pharmacies who may need to temporarily use additional staff to support the delivery of pharmacy services.

Additional Delivery Driver to Support Pharmacy Services will be of benefit to those pharmacies who are using volunteer drivers to meet the increased demand for medication supply and delivery during the pandemic.

Both courses are now available to download on their website.  Course details are available here: https://www.buttercupstraining.co.uk/news/pandemic-training-additional-staff-support-pharmacy-services 

 

COVID-19 Quick Start Training for Volunteers  

Pharmacy training provider Mediapharm has produced free 'COVID-19 Quick Start Training for Volunteers'. This certificated course is for pharmacy contractors who are taking on volunteers during the COVID-19 emergency and who need to be trained and ready to work from day one. The course is accessible from the Mediapharm website.

 

 

 

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.


  

 

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. 

Please check the CPPE website directly for further information: https://www.cppe.ac.uk/.

 

 

 

 

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: 28th April 2020