Training and Events
All Training and Events Listed Below
Webinar: Overview of Type 2 Diabetes – Thinking Beyond HbA1c Managing CV risk in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
The webinar will be held on Thursday 15th April from 1:30-3:45pm.
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 email@example.com
Covid-19 Myth-Busting Resources
Please see below for some useful resources that address myths surrounding Covid-19 and the vaccination.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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.
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.
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:
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 https://people.nhs.uk/lookingafteryoutoo
Answer Cancer Training Sessions
Let’s Talk Cancer, Let’s Choose To Challenge!
Wednesday 24th March 2021 6.00pm Online
To celebrate International Women’s Day Answer Cancer have spent the whole of March choosing to challenge health inequalities! Although our month of celebration is coming to an end, we want conversations around cancer awareness and health inequalities to continue.
We’re delighted to invite YOU to attend to our Let’s Talk Cancer, Let’s Choose to Challenge online event on 24th March, 6pm-7pm via Zoom. This will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about what cancer screening programmes are available to you – making sure you are in a position of power over your own health.
Since Cancer is everyone’s business – everyone’s invited! If you live or work in Greater Manchester and you want to learn more about cancer prevention, please book a ticket to attend this event.
Training: Women & Cancer
Wednesday 10th March 2021, 10.30am via Zoom
To celebrate International Women’s Day, this course focuses on promoting positive health, wellbeing and cancer awareness & prevention messages for women and those with an interest in women’s health. This training seeks to show women how they can protect themselves and share key messages through their networks that may help family, friends and co-workers do the same. This session will be fun and interactive, with practical tips that women can takeaway and share with others.
This session is open to anyone living within the Greater Manchester area with an interest in promoting positive cancer awareness messages to family/friends/work colleagues or anyone else within your local community.
Drop-In and Induction Sessions
Whether you are a new or existing Answer Cancer Champion, please come along to one of our regular Drop-In or Induction sessions to keep in touch with the programme, find out latest news, and meet other Champions.
Induction sessions are designed for new Answer Cancer Champions to introduce you to the programme and give you all of the information you need to get started.
Drop-In sessions are informal events with no pre-booking required. Just come along and get involved.
We hope to see you at one of these events!
Review Steering Group (RSG) Engagement Sessions
The community pharmacy Review Steering Group (RSG) has announced two upcoming engagement events:
For community pharmacy contractors: ‘Your Representation, Your Say’ Tuesday 9th March at 7.30pm.
In this session, contractors will have a reminder of the key issues identified by the independent review, learn about the work of the RSG to date and next steps, and have the chance to ask questions about the RSG. Feedback from the meeting will shape how the RSG engages with contractors over the coming months.
Please note: a recording of the event will be available after the event, but the live event is not open to LPC Members and employees unless they are also contractors and wish to attend in that capacity. This is to ensure that the RSG hears the voice of contractors directly.
Book your place here.
LPC Chairs and Chief Officers: Meeting of LPCs and PSNC – Wednesday 17th March at 9.30am
At this session, LPC Chief Executives and employees will have the opportunity to hear from RSG members, put forward their views, and ask questions about the RSG. This event will also include an update from the RSG.
For further information and to book your place please click here.
NHSE/I Wellbeing Event
NHSE&I are hosting a virtual, interactive, and engaging event to help begin the conversation into the wellbeing needs of the Primary Care workforce and how to collaboratively support those needs. This online event will be held on Wednesday 3rd March, 1pm – 3pm.
This event is the starting point of an ongoing and collaborative conversation in this area, with further events to be held in the future.
RPS CPCS Workshops for Bolton and GMLPC contractors
Available dates below – Click here for more information and to book your place.
Tuesday 16 February, 7-9.30pm &
Wednesday 17 February, 7-9.30pm &
University of Manchester: Free masters-level CPD modules
The University of Manchester is offering free master’s-level courses that community pharmacists can access until March 2020, thanks to funding from the Pharmacy Integration Fund and Health Education England. You can choose from a suite of 18 online distance-learning modules for community pharmacists. Four modules are fully funded per pharmacist which will lead to the qualification of Certificate in Advanced Community Pharmacy Practice (which can be topped up to Diploma or MSc at a later date). Find out more.
GPhC’s new inspection regime, NHS Service Finder & cervical cancer health campaign (26th Feb 2019)
Damian Day, Head of Education, spoke on our consultation on initial education and training standards for pharmacists and Akhtar Malik, Inspector, provided an update on regulating registered pharmacies.
NHS Service Finder Session:
NHS Service Finder is a free to use web based tool provided by NHS England, giving access to the Urgent and Emergency Care (UEC) Directory of Services. NHS Service Finder aims to help clinicians identify what services are nearby, enabling a clinician to clinician discussion, for advice and guidance or a potential patient referral.
With the multitude of services now available for patients it is very difficult, impossible even, for anyone to remember what services are out there and the latest information about them. This is a valuable tool to find appropriate services for patients rather than signposting them to Emergency Departments which are always open but not necessarily best placed to manage every problem. This tool will support referring patients to the most appropriate service for them and help to reduce the pressure on Emergency Departments. The Directory of Services is actively maintained by commissioners and NHS Service Finder is designed to be user friendly allowing for straight forward searches for services that are open for a particular condition or type of service by location.
Please find the handout here.
Cervical Cancer awareness session:
Slides from this presentation: Pharmacy Cervical Presentation
FMD, Quality Payments and NHS Data Security & Protection Toolkit (22nd Nov 2018)
You can view the slides from our briefing event (22nd Nov 2018) with key speaker Raj Patel, Chair of the UK FMD Working Group for Community Pharmacy, explaining what the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) means for community pharmacies and how pharmacies can ensure they are complacent by 9th February 2019. The event also included briefings on the Quality Payments scheme for February 2019 and the new NHS Data Security & Protection Toolkit, which all pharmacies must complete by 31st March 2019.
Greater Manchester Community Pharmacy Conference & GMLPC AGM 2018
You can now download a copy of the AGM presentation, Simon Dukes presentation, Contract compliance and contractors, GM Healthcare Academy launch slides from our Greater Manchester Community Pharmacy Conference & AGM, which took place on Sunday 23rd September 2018.
The day included presentations on:
Simplifying your NMS Process
View key slides from this event, which supported pharmacies to deliver the New Medicine Service (NMS).
Greater Manchester Community Pharmacy Conference & GMLPC AGM 2017
The main slide pack includes presentations on:
Our webinars are open to all unless otherwise specified. If you miss one, then you can listen to a recording afterwards – just click the relevant link, register your details and you’ll be able to access them. If you have questions about a previous webinar, email them to email@example.com.