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Foundations in Primary Care Practice

Foundations in Primary Care Practice

Location: University of Bradford School of Pharmacy

Date and Time:
Thu 20 Sep 2018, 09:00 - Thu 15 Nov 2018, 17:00

4 Study days, comprising:

  • An Introduction to General Practice and the Primary Care Pharmacist Role
  • Medicines Reconciliation and Medication Review in Primary Care
  • Repeat Prescribing, Development of Guidelines, Formularies and Practice Prescribing Reviews
  • Medicine Safety, Quality Improvement and Changing Prescribing Behaviour

Attendance options

Attend stand-alone study days or full 4 days, both with certificate of attendance.

Cost

£100 per day, or £320 for all 4 days  .

Who should attend?

This course is directed at:

  • Pharmacists, new to general practice, who wish to maximise the opportunities available and gain the specific skills required to undertake roles in primary care.
  • Pharmacists considering a career change who wish to better understand the general practice role and enhance their CV through the acquisition of more relevant knowledge and skills.

The course has been designed by and will be taught by experienced primary care pharmacists. 

Dates

Thursday 20th September 2018

- An Introduction to General Practice and the Primary Care Pharmacist Roles

Thursday 11th October 2018

- Medicine Safety, Quality Improvement and Changing Prescribing Behaviours

Thursday 1st November 2018

- Medicines Reconciliation and Medication Review in Primary Care

Thursday 15th November 2018

- Repeat Prescribing, Development of Guidelines, Formularies and Practice Prescribing Reviews

For further information, or to book your place

Please contact:

Dr Julie Sowter


Content of Study Days

An Introduction to General Practice and the Primary Care Pharmacist Role

By the end of the day delegates will:

  • Be able to describe the role of general practice staff and how the practice pharmacist fits into the team.
  • Know how to navigate general practice clinical information systems
  • Be able to interpret monitoring data for commonly used tests

Medicine Safety, Quality Improvement and Changing Prescribing Behaviour

By the end of the day delegates will be able to:

  • Use a framework to identify human factors that contribute to patient safety incidents
  • Use a framework for quality improvement in their practice
  • Use behavioural change techniques to influence prescribing decisions and improve acceptance of change

Medicines Reconciliation and Medication Review in Primary Care

By the end of the day delegates will be able to:

  • Perform medicines reconciliation
  • Perform medication reviews for different patient groups
  • Undertake a medication review consultation

Repeat Prescribing, Development of Guidelines, Formularies and Practice Prescribing Reviews

By the end of the day delegates will be able to:

  • Implement a safe repeat prescribing system
  • Critique evidence and guidelines to produce a practice drug formulary
  • Interpret nationally produced prescribing data to benchmark and review prescribing
  • Use general practice clinical information systems to audit practice prescribing

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