Success for Tees LPC at C+D Awards 2017

Success for Tees LPC at C+D Awards 2017

July 13, 2017

Tees LPC had success at the C+D Awards held on Wednesday 12th July in Cardiff, winning the Training and Development award.

Tees LPC is a recognised training provider of the Royal Society for Public Health Level 2 Award in Understanding Health Improvement (Health Champion training), which one full time equivalent member of staff must complete for a pharmacy to become a Healthy Living Pharmacy (as well as meeting other criteria).

The LPC has provided training for 300 members of staff, across 106 pharmacies since becoming a training provider and also provides additional related training sessions six times a year, which are attended by approximately 80 pharmacy staff. The sessions cover a wide range of topics such as ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, providing support for carers, learning disabilities and cardiovascular diseases.

Nottinghamshire LPC just missed out on the GP Partnership of the Year award but was announced as the runner up in the category. Nottinghamshire LPC has worked together with Newark and Sherwood CCG to introduce a new service where community pharmacies come together with six GP practices to place independent prescribing pharmacists in GP settings, and deliver face-to-face clinical sessions for patients.

These pharmacists were seconded to GP practices, where they oversaw medication reviews, management of long-term conditions and minor ailments treatment. They even took over nursing home reviews, reducing the time GPs needed to spend away from the practice.

In total, over 10,200 pharmacist consultations had taken place up to December 2016, freeing up 2,000 hours of GP time, and increasing consultation time to an average of 21 minutes each. Further information on this service can be found on the PSNC Services Database.

Congratulations also go to Leicestershire and Rutland LPC and Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland LMC who were nominated for the GP Partnership of the Year award and to Avon LPC who were nominated for the Business Initiative of the Year award for their Quality Payments Scheme project.

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