Events & Training
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Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire will be hosting online and face to face meetings for all West Yorkshire community pharmacy contractors and their teams. When hosting online events, we will be using Zoom to provide you with the latest information. Details of how to use Zoom are available here.
Future events will be posted here.
Reset and Recover Programme: A Comprehensive and Free Developmental Programme to Reset Your Pharmacy
More information on the programme is included in this video from Deborah Evans at Pharmacy Complete: https://vimeo.com/447545205/e2fc2f060b.
The list of the modules and what they cover can be found in the document below, including the on-demand links and passwords to access the modules.
CPWY is working with VirtualOutcomes 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 VirtualOutcomes can be found here: https://vimeo.com/316124447. You will be able to access a certificate for each module completed. If you need help logging on to watch the webinar please see the VirtualOutcomes Login Easy Guide.
The latest modules available can be found below. The whole range of different topics / modules available for you to access can be found on the VirtualOutcomes website here.
NHS Pharmacy First Service Training – January 2024
Do you know that the Pharmacy First Service consists of 3 elements – 2 existing (CPCS) and 1 new one? Do you know what your pharmacy needs to have in place and what training your pharmacists need to do? Do you want to know the key points from the 7 clinical pathways?
This new VirtualOutcomes training will answer all these questions and more. More information can be found in the flyer below or on the Virtual Outcomes website here.
NHS Pharmacy Contraception Service – December 2023 (Updated for the New Service Specification!)
This course is split into two modules. One module is for pharmacists and the other is for the pharmacy team. The courses have been updated to reflect the new changes and service specification from 1st December 2023. More information can be found in the flyer below or on the Virtual Outcomes website here.
Hypertension Case-Finding Service – December 2023 (Updated for the New Service Specification!)
This course is split into two modules to support the team to fully understand the service along with training for the person who will deliver the service. The courses have been updated to reflect the new changes and service specification from 1st December 2023. More information can be found in the flyer below or on the Virtual Outcomes website here.
Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2023/24 – September 2023
VirtualOutcomes has released two different modules looking at the PQS 2023/24. Module one focuses on the Funding and Gateway Criteria and module two focuses on the Quality Domains. These modules will give you the key points that you and your team need to achieve to claim your money.
Some of the other modules available via Virtual Outcomes can be found in the flyers below:
CPWY hosts regular PCN Lead events and meetings, to help support the PCN Lead to successfully do their role.
Future meetings will be detailed here in due course.
If you would like more information or the details of how to book your place, please contact email@example.com.
These are events and training which are not organised by Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire but may be of interest to pharmacy teams in West Yorkshire.
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/. All CPPE events are open to pharmacists, pre-reg pharmacists and technicians registered with CPPE.
The next set of online workshops running from December 2023 are now live for booking. See the document below for further details.
Please contact the CPPE Regional Tutor for Yorkshire & Humber if you have any questions or would like further assistance or information, by emailing Deborah.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/.
The 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.
CPCS CPD Sessions
The NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) requires pharmacists to use their core skills to provide consultations for patients with minor illnesses. The RPS is running free CPD sessions in partnership with the Royal College of General Practitioners. During the CPD session you’ll be shown exactly how to manage referrals and practice how to handle referrals in real-life situations with GPs and other healthcare professionals. This training is open to all community pharmacists, not just RPS members. Register for the training here: https://www.rpharms.com/events/cpcs-events/cpcs-information.
Clozapine is a hospital-only drug which is never initiated in primary care and (locally) is always exclusively a Red drug; however because of its significant potential toxicities and the propensity for serious drug interactions it is valuable for community pharmacists, GP pharmacists– and indeed acute secondary care pharmacists — to have a rudimentary working knowledge of it. This briefing outlines the important issues which may arise within primary care. The recorded briefing can be accessed here https://youtu.be/nDSBD7SiwFo.
This information has been produced by the Yorkshire Pharmacy in Psychiatry Group, a special interest group for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in mental health.
‘Lets Communicate Cancer Series’ by British Oncology Pharmacy Association e-Learning
Let’s Communicate Cancer is free and easily accessible e-Learning where you can learn about cancer from basics to detail. It is presented as bite-sized videos, animation, quizzes and slide shows. The e-Learning will give you confidence and knowledge to help your cancer patients – from early diagnosis through treatment. Lets Communicate Cancer is aimed at ALL staff working in the pharmacy and beyond. Go to www.bopa.org.uk and click on the logo or access via the courses section. You can join these courses as a free BOPA member.
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-.
Last Updated: 25th January 2024