Tag: Online Training

GPhC Education Requirements for Pharmacy Teams

Pharmacy teams are experts in medicines, their uses and dosages while also providing patients with essential health advice on various issues. These can range from sexual health and quitting smoking to living a healthier life. The knowledge they possess of medicines and their effects on the human body is vital for successfully managing every type… Read more »

Creating Dementia-Friendly Environments

In the UK there are around 850,000 people currently living with dementia. In line with global estimates, this number is set to triple by 2050. There is no known cure yet for dementia and as the disease progresses, the symptoms get worse making everyday living harder for people suffering from disease. As a large number… Read more »

Dry January And The Effects Of Alcohol

With 2020 in full swing and everyone having consumed all the eggnog and bubbly they can stomach, it’s time for a Dry January. In essence, it’s a booze-free month which helps people reset their drinking clock every year. Whether you are abstaining from alcohol as a New Year resolution or not, doing so can have… Read more »

Primary Care Networks: Everything You Need To Know

The NHS Long term plan was published in January 2019 and included the formation of Primary Care Networks (PCN’s). This is  GP Practices joining together and forming primary care networks. Such groups of neighbouring practices will typically consist of 30,000 to 50,000 people. Since July 1st there are already 1,259 PCNs covering all the patients… Read more »

Accredited Health Champion Training from VirtualOutcomes

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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 from April 2020 this forms an essential part of the new 5 year… Read more »

Pharmacy Team Revalidation And The GPhC

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is the independent regulator for pharmacies, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians across Great Britain. They set standards for pharmacy professionals, registered pharmacies as well as the initial education and training for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. All pharmacy professionals play a vital role in delivering quality healthcare services while helping people maintain… Read more »

Modernising Community Pharmacy For The Future

We don’t have to tell you that a community pharmacy is a vital lifeline for many people. Especially when you consider that 1.6 million people visit a community pharmacy every day in England. For many, pharmacies are more than just a place to get medicine as people also rely on them for medical advice before… Read more »

Safeguarding Children And Vulnerable Adults

Safeguarding in the UK is a term that denotes measures to protect the health, well-being and human rights of individuals. This allows especially children, young people and vulnerable adults to live free from abuse, harm and neglect. Adult safeguarding is defined under the Care Act 2014 which was the most significant change in social law… Read more »

VirtualOutcomes Gets C+D Awards Nod

Having celebrated excellence since 2007, the C+D Awards remain the most prestigious accolade in community pharmacies. VirtualOutcomes is honoured to be on the shortlist in this year’s C+D Awards in the online initiative of the year category. Chemist and Druggist (C+D) have been in the business of informing, supporting and championing community pharmacies since 1859…. Read more »

Opticians And Their Role In Public Health

In recent weeks we’ve spoken at length about the importance of public health campaigns focusing on cancer, obesity, asthma and dental care and opticians can also play a vital role. While the NHS talks about people living longer, healthier and more independent lives, sight issues will come into the equation. There is an urgent need… Read more »