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Primary Care Pharmacy Practice module

Foundations in Primary Care Practice

Stand-alone study days from the Foundations in Primary Care Practice module PHA7047-C for semester 1, 2019-2020.

This module is aimed 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

Location: University of Bradford School of Pharmacy.

Attendance options: Students can attend individual stand-alone study days or the full four days from the module. Both options offer a certificate of attendance.

Cost: £100 per day, or £320 for all four days.

The course has been designed by and will be taught by experienced primary care pharmacists and members of the multidisciplinary team.

Autumn 2019 schedule:

 DateTopic
Day 1 Thursday 19 September An Introduction to General Practice, The Role of the Primary Care Pharmacist and the Development of Guidelines and Formularies
Day 2 Thursday 10 October Medicine Safety, Quality Improvements and Changing Prescription Behaviour
Day 3 Thursday 31 October Medicines Reconciliation and Medication Review in Primary Care
Day 4 Thursday 21 November Repeat Prescribing, Practice Prescribing Reviews and Medication Reviews in Care Homes

Book your place

Reserve your place on one or all of the study days

Content of study days

The schedules and learning outcomes for each of the stand-alone study days are as follows:

Day 1: Thursday 19 September

An Introduction to General Practice, The Role of the Primary Care Pharmacist and the Development of Guidelines and Formularies

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
  • critique evidence and guidelines to produce a practice drug formulary

 

Day 2: Thursday 10 October

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

Day 3: Thursday 31 October

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

Day 4: Thursday 21 November

Repeat Prescribing, Practice Prescribing Reviews and Medication Reviews in Care Homes

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

  • implement a safe repeat prescribing system
  • interpret nationally produced prescribing data to benchmark and review prescribing
  • use general practice clinical information systems to audit practice prescribing
  • perform medication reviews for care home patients  

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