Emergency First Aid for Rugby

This one day first aid course follows the agenda of the HSE approved EFAW course and will result in EFAW certification. The course is contextualised to a rugby club environment and will cover the key skills required for providing emergency first aid for ill and injured players and spectators, including managing head injuries and suspected…

Contract Monitoring Self-evaluation

Following requests and feedback from colleagues we have designed a simple self-evaluation test based on the pharmacy contract and professional standards. We are hoping that this simple tool will allow pharmacists to quickly check their knowldge and understanding of the pharmacy contract. Give it a go and let us know if you have any comments…

CPR Short Course

Some workplaces e.g. GP waiting room, have assessed their First Aid needs relating to their visitors and require staff training in immediate life-saving techniques concerned with collapse and choking. The content can be tailored to the environment, typical course content is listed. Content Workplace safety Vital signs Unresponsive breathing casualty Unresponsive non-breathing casualty Conscious chest…

Successful First Aid Training at Leicester Fencing Company

Littlewood Fencing, in Great Glen, approached us to help train their team on what to do in an emergency. Their staff mainly work off site and  as construction workers, cuts, sprains and other injuries are of great concern. The management team have decided to put their staff through the Emergency First Aid at Work course…

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.