Tag: Pharmacy Training

Bowel Cancer Screening And Early Diagnosis

Bowel cancer, often referred to as colorectal cancer, can be a serious condition if left undiagnosed and untreated. Cells in a healthy body divide naturally and grow in a controlled way but when cancer develops, cells change and often grow erratically. In terms of bowel cancer, the cancer cells could stay in the bowel but… Read more »

National Smile Month And Children’s Oral Health

National Smile Month is the UK’s biggest and longest running oral health campaign which takes place annually between 13 May and 13 June. This campaign is aimed at dental and healthcare professionals, schools, pharmacies, community groups, colleges and workplaces to educate, motivate and communicate good oral healthcare. Previously known as “National Smile Week”, this has… Read more »

Asthma Attacks And Pharmacy Training

Asthma is a lung condition that can narrow your airways, make them swell and produce extra mucus which results in difficulty breathing. While some patients may eventually outgrow it, for others it is a life-long condition. It often causes significant problems that interfere with daily activities or tasks with some asthma attacks even being life-threatening…. Read more »

Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSP Toolkit)

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 »

Importance of Cancer Screening Programmes

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 »

National Pharmacy Public Health Campaign – Help Us Help You

NHS Pharmacy Public Health Campaign

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 »

Falsified Medicines Directive For Your Pharmacy

FMD

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 »

Health Champion Training At VirtualOutcomes

health champion training

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

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 »