Getting to grips with FMD

Getting to grips with FMD

The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) has big implications for community pharmacy. Pharmacies need to be prepared before it comes into effect on 9th February 2019. Find out what the new requirements mean for your pharmacy in this blog and at our briefing event on 22nd November.

Managing eye conditions in community pharmacy: Webinar (30th October)

Register now for our GM Healthcare Academy webinar on managing eye conditions in community pharmacy at 7.30pm on Tuesday 30th October.
The webinar will cover topics including assessment of eye conditions that may present in community pharmacies, appropriate management (e.g. self-care/referral), and recognising red flags. It will also look at collaborative working and cross-referrals between opticians and pharmacies.
We have two fantastic guest speakers: Prof Christine Purslow, Medical Director at Thea Pharmaceuticals Ltd, and Matt Jinkinson, Chair of the Optometry Advisory Group at Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) and Clinical Lead of Primary Eyecare Services Ltd. Book now.

Training: HLP Health Champions (31st Jul-1st Aug)

We're helping Greater Manchester pharmacies expand the number of Health Champions with free training places on Tuesday 31st July to Wednesday 1st August in Stockport.

The two-day course will lead to a recognised RSPH Level 2 Understanding Health Improvement qualification - this is one of the requirements for pharmacies to achieve, and maintain, their status as Healthy Living Pharmacy Level 1. (Participants must attend both days, complete a multiple-choice test on day two, and produce photographic ID to complete the training.)

(This course is NOT suitable for pharmacy staff who are already trained Health Champions.)

Find out more and book your place here (max 1 per pharmacy)

Note: Capacity is limited to 20 people per course. If you've booked a place and cannot attend, you must contact us to cancel or you will be charged a £65 fee.