White Paper on NHS reforms

The Government has released its White Paper which outlines fundamental change for the NHS. The paper ‘Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS‘ details how power will be devolved from Whitehall to patients and professionals. The aim of the reforms are to allow professionals more time to focus on improving health outcomes, and to allow patients…

How to use your EpiPen

Many people suffer from severe allergic reactions and at this time of year the potential for wasp and bee stings is a real problem. Those who know they have life-threatening reactions often carry an auto-injector device, such as an EpiPen, but if you have never had to use one, the instructions given to you when…

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…

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 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…

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…