Virtual Outcomes News
The Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSP Toolkit), previously known as the Information Governance or (IG) Toolkit, is an NHS England mandatory online assessment. All community pharmacies and providers of NHS services within England must complete the assessment by March 31st 2019. The main difference between the IG Toolkit completion and the DSP Toolkit is… Read more »
Early detection of cancer can greatly increase the likelihood of successful treatment. Cancer screening is essential in healthcare with two major components in education to promote early diagnosis and actual screening. The ability to recognise possible warning signs of cancer and taking prompt action can effectively lead to early diagnosis. While there are several causes… Read more »
NHS England launched a National Pharmacy Public Health Campaign on February 4th 2019 called “Help Us Help You”. It focuses on encouraging members of the public to visit their local pharmacy first for managing minor illnesses. These include ailments such as colds, flu, coughs, upset stomach and general aches and pains. The aim is to… Read more »
The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) is an international legislation aiming to prevent counterfeit medicines entering the supply chain. As the name suggests, falsified medicines are “fake” or “unauthorised” medicines trying to pass as real. But what does all of this mean for pharmaceutical companies and patients? These falsified medicines might contain poor quality ingredients or… Read more »
The healthcare industry plays an important role within the community and is essential for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of patients. Community pharmacies are now either registered as a Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) or working towards becoming one through Health Champion Training. As part of this process, at least one team member is required to complete… Read more »
Cervical Cancer Screening rates are dropping and deaths are increasing. To support you in holding conversations with customers in your pharmacy about the importance of screening, VIrtualOutcomes has released a 15 minute course for you to watch. To access the training, click here and enter your F Code to display the course library. VirtualOutcomes has… Read more »
The Government has announced the criteria for the Pharmacy Quality Payment Scheme. VirtualOutcomes has launched an online training module to support pharmacies to maximise their claim and payment. For more information click here To the free online QPS training, click here. For more information about the course, please sign up to our mailing list.
Help to save a life – Bowel Cancer Awareness Month Too often Bowel Cancer goes undetected because the public do not get themselves tested. This means people who visit your pharmacy could be at risk. The April pharmacy online training provides the whole pharmacy team with the tools and resources to actively promote awareness of… Read more »
Support your customers to Quit Smoking Background of smoking and what harm it causes Why cigarette smoking is so addictive and what products are available to help quit. Support tools including NRT, Champix and E cigarettes and what tips you can give your customers Starting conversations with smokers about quitting.