Physical activity: Training for pharmacists in Oldham & Rochdale

Physical activity: Training for pharmacists in Oldham & Rochdale

June 13, 2018

Pharmacists in Oldham and Rochdale are invited to attend peer-led clinical training to support them in helping patients become more physically active.

Public Health England, in partnership with local public health leads, are offering free, locally-tailored, peer-to-peer training sessions for pharmacists, doctors, nurses and other interested healthcare professionals in primary and secondary care. The sessions are delivered by a PHE-trained healthcare professional facilitator, and will help you promote local services and referral routes including Oldham Health Checks.


  • The training will be a practical, interactive session based on the latest national and international data, research and evidence.
  • It will comprise 2.5 hours of CPD material shown to increase clinicians’ understanding, confidence and expertise for clinical practice, along with the local physical activity offer.
  • The training will form the basis of further CPD opportunities including motivational interviewing / coaching to encourage healthy lifestyle behaviour change, with strong connections to improving emotional health and wellbeing outcomes.
  • Refreshments will be provided.

Training dates and timings:

All sessions will be held in the Lees Suite at The Civic Centre, Oldham.

  • Wednesday 4th July – 9:30am-12pm
  • Wednesday 4th July – 1pm-3:30pm
  • Monday 16th July – 9:30am-12pm
  • Monday 16th July – 1pm-3:30pm
  • Friday 10th August – 9:30am-12pm
  • Friday 10th August – 1pm-3:30pm

To book your place on the course please contact:

Elaine Machin, Public Health Department, Health & Wellbeing, Oldham Council, Level 4, Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1  1UG. Tel:  0161 770 4550. Email:

Don’t forget to state which date/time you’ll be attending, your pharmacy, job role, full name, email and telephone contact. Note: Public Health England require a minimum number of booked participants per session. Participants may be offered alternative sessions, where there are insufficient numbers to run their preferred session.

For any queries or questions around the training please contact:

Oliver Barnes, Public Health Programme Manager, Oldham Council, Level 4, Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1  1UG. Tel: 07854 882810. Email:



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