Survey: Share your views on pharmacy’s role in improving oral health

Pharmacy teams are invited to participate in a PSNC research study which aims to understand the key aspects of oral health care, from a community pharmacy perspective, and the areas that are the most challenging to manage. The brief survey should take around 5-10 minutes to complete and is open to all community pharmacy staff, but the researchers are keen to obtain the views from medicines counter assistants, who are often the first point of contact with patients.

 

Pharmacy Leads – (NWLA)

The role of the Pharmacy Lead plays a crucial part in the coordination and delivery of Primary Care activity. Pharmacies are busy; and adapting to deliver new services and meet demands at pace to support local community population health, operating and contributing within Primary Care Networks and Integrated Care Systems.

A three-part programme delivered virtually over three months an exciting leadership development programme for Pharmacy Leads designed to allow delegates space and time to consider their impact as a leader on themselves, their teams, as well as the wider system.  

 

 
 
 

HEE Resources

A curated a range of resources is now available to help support trainee foundation pharmacists with their learning. These include clinical learning packages such as BMJ Best Practice and SCRIPT, an innovative e-learning programme designed to encourage safe and effective prescribing and medicines management. The new e-portfolio roll-out is being extended to more trainees this week, enabling trainees to record evidence of their learning.

Find out more on the Trainee Pharmacist Learning Resources web page. Please contact the National Pharmacy Team with any questions about the initial education and training of pharmacists: [email protected].

 

Learners on the Interim Foundation Pharmacist Programme (IFPP) will benefit from a new training package designed to help build their confidence around answering questions about medicines.

This is a great addition to the IFPP’s resource library and is also intended to help IFPP learners achieve learning objectives from their end of programme Personal Development Plan. We are communicating directly with learners and their supervisors about the end of programme sign-off process, and IFPP regional leads are on hand to answer questions from learners and supervisors:  

Building on two successful national pilots designed to grow the pharmacy technician workforce, we are pleased to announce a new funding opportunity to train and develop pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians (PTPTs) in 2021/22.

The Pharmacy Technician Workforce Expansion Project 2021/22 will help employers develop PTPTs across England, either as part of a cross-sector programme or by providing a single-sector training placement in community pharmacy.

Eligibility criteria apply, and application is via an expression of interest submitted via an online application form. The application process is open from 23 August to 26 September 2021. Find out more on our website.

LNA Surveys

In preparation for HEE 2021-22 workforce education plans, please complete the below LNA surveys to help collate the key learning needs for pharmacy teams across the managed sector by the 31st May 2021