Contract Monitoring for Primary Care Trusts

Since the introduction of the Pharmacy Contract in 2005, PCOs have had a responsibility to monitor the compliance of pharmacy contractors within their area to ensure that core, advanced and locally commissioned enhanced services have been delivered in line with the service specifications and local governance arrangements. SCL has assisted local Primary Care Trusts (PCTs)…

Contract Monitoring for NHS Coventry

This is the fourth year that SCL has supported NHS Coventry in the monitoring of community pharmacy contractual compliance. The monitoring visits were undertaken in April and May with 31 pharmacis being visited. NHS Coventry adopts a supportive and collaborative role with its pharmacists, working closely with stakeholders to ensure that the process is a…

SCL is working with the Angel Hotel

SCL has teamed up with the Angel Hotel, in Market Harborough, to improve the availability of first aid training in the town. HSE statistics demonstrate that in UK workplaces in 2008/2009 29.3 million days were lost overall (1.24 days per worker), 24.6 million due to work-related ill health and 4.7 million due to workplace injury.…

SCL provides continued support To Lincolnshire NHS Shared Services

SCL has entered its third year of support for Lincolnshire NHS Shared Services. SCL is providing Internal Verification services and information and advice on the Pharmacy Services NVQ course, run by the centre, helping candidates form dispensing doctors surgeries across Lincolnshire and from the Royal Air Force. The NVQ programme run by Lincolnshire NHS has…

Feedback as part of the Assessment Cycle

This short module was designed to highlight the importance of detailed and constructive feedback as part of the assessment cycle. It examined the content of constructive feedback and how this can be used as a motivational tool. The session consisted of a PowerPoint presentation and discussion around examples of good feedback and poor feedback.

Facilitating Learning through Demonstration & Instruction

The aim of this self-study workbook is to provide knowledge and understanding of the necessary practical skills and knowledge to facilitate learning in the context of pharmacy practice and the pharmacy profession in Great Britain. LEARNING OUTCOMES There are FOUR outcomes: 1. Identify and describe your own preferred learning style 2. Describe the principles of…

Dispensing Best Practise Course

This three hour session was developed for a PLT session at a dispensing surgery. The aim was to raise awareness of best practise within the dispensary, emphasise the role of written Standard Operating Procedures, the importance of correct endorsing and the Drug Tarrif and how to build in quality assurance processes to manage risk in…

Stockwood Consulting Teams up with Zoll

SCL is now part of the Zoll trainer network and able to provide training on the Zoll range of Automated External Defibrillator devices. We are also able to provide new devices to meet the needs of your business. Please contact us for more information or visit out online store.

First Aid Training for Pre-reg Pharmacists

SCL is providing training at De Montfort University to hospital pre-registration pharmacists from the East Midlands Region, to cover the competencies required for their pre-reg syllabus. The course is being based on the new EFAW course with additional materials to cover areas such as hypoglycaemia, eye injuries and poisoning. Training will take place in March…

First Aid for Pharmacists

Tim Harrison. a director here at SCL, has written an article discussing the repsonsibilities of modern day pharmacists with regard to first aid. With increasingly sophisticated services being provided from pharmacy premises, there is a professional responsibility to ensure that staff are skilled to deal with any emergency situations that occur. Afterall it will only…

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) for Pharmacists

Pharmacists have fought hard to provide enhanced services, such as cardiovascular risk assessments, influenza vaccination and phlebotomy services, and demonstrated that they can provide a professional and cost effective service close to the patients home. These services raise the profile of pharmacy, publically and professionally, but they also bring increased levels of professional risk and…