Training and Events


Health Education England (HEE)

Community Pharmacy Consultation service 


Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education 


New Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) 

GM Healthcare Academy (GMHCA)

Cancer Research ‘Talk Cancer for Pharmacy‘ Training

Review Steering Group (RSG)

All Training and Events Listed Below

Diabetes eLearning Programme

AstraZeneca and EDEN have collaborated to develop an eLearning programme specifically for pharmacists.

The modules have been designed and developed to update all Pharmacists in the latest guidance in accordance with the ‘An Integrated Career and Competency Framework for Pharmacists in Diabetes’ framework.

Each interactive module should take between 30 – 60 minutes and is certified at the end with 60 minutes for CPD.

All modules have been accredited by the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) and are available in Foundation and Advanced Stage One levels.

Click here to register to access the programme.


Equilibrium event – A series of 3 webinars organised and funded by Grünenthal Ltd. The webinars are open to healthcare professionals with an interest in pain management.

Taking place on 26th May, 23rd June, and 8th September 2021, 18:00 – 19:00; these webinars will feature engaging talks on sharing best practice in chronic pain management in both secondary and primary care as well as talks on digital skills in telemedicine.

To view further agenda details and register to attend, please click on the following link:

Please note that elements of the agenda will contain promotional content – view prescribing information below.


If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact Iceberg Medical who are supporting Grünenthal Ltd in the organisation of this webinar series at or +44 1494 776 289.

GP CPCS Contractor Webinars 2021



The Greater Manchester Healthcare Academy (GMHCA), CHL, Bolton LPC, and Greater Manchester LPC (GMLPC) are hosting a series of webinars that aim to provide a better understanding of GP CPCS to help contractors prepare for the rollout in Greater Manchester.The webinars will also give contractors the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on the session.There will be 3 webinars over the course of the next 3 months to allow time for contractors to complete all requirements before the setup payment claim deadline on Wednesday 30th June 2021.The third and final webinar is on Wednesday 19th May (1-2pm)

Please book your place here

A Zoom joining link will be included in your e-Ticket and sent via email.


If you have any queries about the webinars please contact

We also encourage contractors to attend one of the RPS CPCS workshops. These events will support clinical assessment skills which will be utilised in consultations with patients referred as part of the CPCS.

GM Wellbeing Toolkit

The Greater Manchester Wellbeing Toolkit has been created for colleagues in health and care, included the NHS and social care, as well as those in the voluntary sector, those delivering health and care services in the private sector and our unwaged workforce too.

Developed by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP), this interactive online toolkit brings together all the great wellbeing initiatives and resources that are available in Greater Manchester in one place. It provides support on keeping well physically, practically and psychologically, as well top tips on how you can support those around you and seek help for yourself or someone you know when it’s needed.

You can digest the whole toolkit at once or skip to the sections that are relevant to you.

Download the toolkit here

Introductory Workshops to GM Wellbeing Toolkit

You can also join an introductory workshop to get an insight to the GM Wellbeing toolkit, with practical tools and tips on how to Looking After Yourself and Your Team.

Book your place by clicking the following links:

Please direct any queries or feedback to

GMHSCP: Free HIV Webinar

Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) have organised a free webinar relating to HIV for Primary Care practitioners.
This is a free online session which will look at the latest developments around HIV, including the importance of testing.

There is a clear commitment in Greater Manchester to end all new case of HIV within a generation and a key element of this is increasing awareness of HIV related issues amongst Primary Care Settings (General Practice, Pharmacies, Dentists and Opticians), so that more help is available to people living with HIV who are currently undiagnosed and those at risk of late diagnosis.

You can choose one of the sessions from the available dates below:

JUN 8th Tue, 12:30 – 14:00 BST

JUL 8th Thu, 12:30 – 14:00 BST

When registering, you will be asked which GM Borough and what area of Primary Care you work in.

For more information and to register click here

 Covid-19 Myth-Busting Resources

Please see below for some useful resources that address myths surrounding Covid-19 and the vaccination.

  • Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI): advice on priority groups – who’s being vaccinated and in what order. Read the full guidance here
  • Everything you need to know about coronavirus in  Manchester – Health chiefs answer your questions on coronavirus, the vaccine rollout and how Manchester is tackling the disease. Watch the video here
  • The Caribbean and African Health Network (CAHN) address questions on the vaccine and the impact of Coronavirus on this community. Watch the video recording here.
  • The Caribbean and African Health Network (CAHN) address myths about Coronavirus including origin, transmission, and prevention. Watch the video here
  • The British Islamic Medical Association have myth-busting resources available in different languages including Urdu, Tamil, Arabic, Polish, and Kurdish. Access all the resources here.
  • AskDoc has a variety of useful resources including videos on test and trace, useful contacts, and symptoms. These are available in different languages including Urdu, Sylheti, Punjabi, and Bengali. Access the resources here. 
  • World Health Organisation: Advice for the public including myth-busters, useful videos, and information on how to effectively wear masks. Access the resources here.
  • BBC News addresses common questions surrounding the safety of the vaccines, side-effects, and the role of trials. Read the full article here.
  • The Big Picture – Roshan M Salih talks about the impact of Coronavirus on the Muslim community and the main issues they face each week. Watch the full video here (first 15 mins). 

Cancer Research UK Talk Cancer Training for Pharmacy

Cancer Research UK would like to invite community pharmacy teams to take part in their ‘Talk Cancer for Pharmacy‘ live online workshops. The training is designed to equip and empower all community pharmacy staff to raise cancer awareness as part of their role. Workshops focus on building trainees’ practical and conversational skills, so they can have supportive conversations about how people can reduce their cancer risk, the importance of early detection, and cancer screening.

Workshops can be commissioned for groups of up 40 staff, with a bursary scheme in place to offer free workshops to eligible groups. You can check your eligibility and find out more here.

For further information including details on how to participate please click here.

Or get in touch with the Talk Cancer team:

020 3469 8111

The Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme: An opportunity for you to support your provisional registrants – deadline now extended!

Are you working with, or know someone who is working with, a provisionally registered pharmacist (PRP)? If yes, then please encourage your PRP to sign up to the Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme (IFPP) – a fully funded programme developed by Health Education England (HEE). The deadline to signing up to the programme has been extended to 10 May 2021.

Click here for more information.

Safeguarding Awareness Training for Those Entering Homes During Covid-19

‘It’s Your Call’ is a free online training course developed by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) for workers who are in a well-placed position to spot emerging safeguarding concerns through entering people’s homes. This may include delivery drivers or members of primary care teams.

The risks to children may have intensified during the pandemic because of an increase in stress among parents or caregivers, increase in vulnerability to certain types of abuse, and a reduction in normal protective services.

The training will provide participants with the tools needed to help identify those at risk who may be hidden due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

Access the training here.

Individuals can get in touch with the NSPCC by calling 0808 800 5000 between 8am-10pm (Monday-Friday), and from 9am-6pm on weekends.

HEE Advanced Practice Training Opportunity

Health Education England Northwest (HEE) will soon be opening the application process for advanced practice training. If you think that this would be beneficial in developing your role please express your interest by speaking to your organisation’s advanced practice lead.

Please note: Funding is for the organisation not the learner. Applications must be completed by organisations not potential students, and only require a single application form..

For more information click here 

Please direct any queries to

CPPE North West Newsletter and Training Resources

Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE ) have published their North West December newsletter for all pharmacy professionals in the North. It highlights some useful resources available to help support pharmacy professionals personal development over the coming 12 months, including online workshops, e-Learning programmes, and resources specifically for hospital pharmacy teams, pharmacy technicians, and professionally registered pharmacists.

View the CPPE North West December newsletter here

Click here to view details about current and upcoming online workshops.

Covid-19 Training for Contractors

This programme has been created by Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, and includes key materials to help the health and care workforce respond to Coronavirus.

The programme is freely available to colleagues working in the NHS, independent sector and social care. There are resources available for individual roles.

Content now available in the COVID-19 programme includes:

  • Essential Guidance from the NHS, UK Government, WHO and BMJ
  • Public Health England – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Resources for Staff Working in Critical Care Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in Acute Hospital Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in Primary Care and Community Setting
  • Resources for Staff Working in a Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Setting
  • Resources for Nurses, Midwives and AHPs Returning to work, being Redeployed or Up-Skilled
  • Resources for other Healthcare Staff Returning to Work
  • Resources for End of Life Care COVID-19
  • Resources for Specific Professions
  • Resources for Volunteers supporting Health and Social Care
  • Critical Care and Ward-Based Equipment Guides
  • Staff Wellbeing and Resilience during COVID-19

Access the programme here.

Covid-19 Community Pharmacy Webinars

The GM Healthcare Academy in partnership with GM and Bolton LPCs supported by Pharmacy Complete  hosted a series of Covid-19 Community Pharmacy Webinars.

Together with our Academy training partner Pharmacy Complete, we ran fortnightly Covid-19 update webinars for all our contractors, community pharmacists and their teams across Greater Manchester.

We provided national and local GM updates to ensure you could keep up to date with the latest developments This was to ensure you quickly had access to all the latest information in one place, to know where to find out more and to understand the impact on you.

All links to the recordings of the webinars are hosted here

We would sincerely like to thank you and your teams working at the frontline of healthcare for your continued support for your patients and communities.

#KeepSafe #Allinthistogether

New Discharge Medicines Service (DMS)

Toolkit and E-Learning Modules

NHSE&I have today (15th January 2021), published the NHS Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) Toolkit, which aims to assist and support cross-sector implementation of the DMS as an Essential service in all NHS community pharmacies in England from 15th February.

Further information can be found here, including a checklist to help with guidance on required actions.

The NHS MDS E-learning and assessment modules are also now live on the CPPE website. Access the modules here.

CPPE – Learning programmes and assessments

NHS Discharge Medicines Service: improving outcomes for patients transferring care – Click here

GMLPC and GM Healthcare Academy events

To view our upcoming events list click here.

GM Healthcare Academy

We have created GM Healthcare Academy in partnership with other organisations as the key vehicle for coordinating and delivering training, support and workforce development for community pharmacies in Greater Manchester. The Academy is a partnership between the NHS, community pharmacy, and key education and training providers. The majority of our training and education events are now run under the GM Healthcare Academy. Please ensure you read our cancellation policy when booking onto events.

Looking After You Too – Coaching Support for Primary Care Staff

Recognising that frontline primary care staff are facing unprecedented challenges through Covid-19, a programme offering individual coaching support was launched on 24 April.

The aim is that this service will support psychological wellbeing and resilience among staff and provide them with opportunities to process experiences, develop coping skills, deal with difficult conversations and develop strategies for self-management in difficult circumstances, so that they can continue to deliver high quality care to patients.

Feedback to dates shows the offer helps colleagues to feel:
• supported to continue through the Covid-19 crisis ensuring their wellbeing and resilience is supported, limiting absenteeism and burnout
• listened to
• able to move on

Services are available 7 days a week, either by phone or video chat.

For further information please click here.

You can book sessions online at