We thought we will sign post you to the key pharmacy training providers in Hampshire. This is partly to let you know where to search for training events should you fall into the categories of pharmacists working in Hampshire and not getting the appropriate training. An partly to highlight some important upcoming events in the pharmacy training calendar.

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Pharmaceutical Committee

Website: http://www.hampshirelpc.org.uk/
Old Bank House
59 High Street
Odiham RG29 1LF
Tel. 01256 704455
Fax. 08716 613991
E-mail. office@hampshirelpc.org.uk

The H&IoW LPC is organised into Local Pharmaceutical Groups to cover the whole of Hampshire. The groups include: South West Hampshire; Isle of Wight; Mid Hampshire; North Hampshire; Portsmouth and South East Hampshire and Southampton City. Each group organises its own focused training for pharmacists in the locality. These groups however, come together to organise a LPC event e.g. AGM etc.

A quick glance at their diary reveals some important dates to note:

North Hants LPG
16 September 2009 19:30
Holiday Inn, Basingstoke
Sexual Health and Smoking Cessation Services update from PCT leads plus Communication Skills session.

H&IOW LPC Annual General Meeting
30 September 2009 19:30
Holiday Inn, Eastleigh (M3 Jn 13)
The AGM will include formal acceptance of the LPC’s Annual Report and accounts and a Special General Meeting to vote on a new LPC Constitution based on PSNC’s new model. This will be followed by an interview with Steve Churton, RPSGB President, covering the Responsible Pharmacist and the creation of a new leadership bodt and the GPhC regulatory body.

The Southampton Branch of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of GB

Website: http://rpsgb.org/branches/southampton/
Contact: Jagjiwan Khela MRPharmS (jaggy@bookapharmacist.com)

The Society has around 130 local branches which provide a local focus for professional and educational matters and hold regular meetings on a wide range of scientific and current affairs topics. There are also 11 regions, in England, which act as a link between the branches and the Society’s Council, and co-ordinate larger-scale public relations activities.

A quick glance at their diary reveals some important dates to note:

Date & Time: Monday 7th September 2009 7:30pm
Topic: Skittles (Social Night)
Presenters: N/A
Venue: Mortimers Arms Hotel, Ower
Sponsors: Nil
Event Contact: Phil Bruce-Tagoe (pnbbruce@yahoo.co.uk)
Other Comments £10.00 per head (incl. Food); £5.00 per head to pre-registration pharmacists

Date & Time: Tuesday 20th October 2009 7:30pm
Topic: Antibiotics Resistance – A Perfect Storm
Presenters: Kieran Hand PhD – Consultant Pharmacist – Anti-infectives, SUHT
Venue: The Rose Road Association, Southampton
Sponsors: Pfizer and bookapharmacist.com
Event Contact: Kazeem Olalekan (sotonbranch@bookapharmacist.com)
Other Comments The meeting and refreshments are supported by unconditional grant from our sponsors

Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE)
Website: http://www.cppe.ac.uk/
Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education
1st floor, Stopford Building,
University of Manchester,
Oxford Road,
M13 9PT.
Telephone: 0161 778 4000
Fax: 0161 778 4030
Bookings: www.cppe.ac.uk
0161 778 4024 (24 hour automated)

The Society and the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) have teamed up to deliver a programme of interactive workshops to support pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with the introduction of mandatory CPD recording. The workshops will take place on Saturdays and Sundays during July and September 2009.

A quick glance at their diary reveals some important dates to note:

CPD Getting Your Records Right
13 September 2009 09:30
Rose Road Association Southampton
Type 2 Event- Looking at review and quality of records so ready to submit when called.No computers at this session 3 sessions available 9.30am-11am 11.30am-1pm 1.30pm-3pm Sue Carter CPPE Tutor, RPSGB Facilitator and Reviewer Jane Portlock CPPE Tutor For more information see flyer on CPPE section of website Book via CPPE website www.cppe.ac.uk

Southampton Workshop Eczema
22 September 2009 19:45
The Rose Road Association Southampton
This workshop focuses on understanding the needs and concerns of people with eczema, so enabling pharmacy staff to develop practices and services appropriate to these peoples needs. Book via website www.cppe.ac.uk or telephone 0161 778 4024 Not available for booking yet.

Other providers of Pharmacy Training are the commissioners of services themselves:
NHS Hampshire: http://www.hampshire.nhs.uk/
Southampton City Primary Care Trusts: http://www.southamptonhealth.nhs.uk/
Portsmouth City Teaching Primary Care Trusts: http://www.portsmouthcitypct.nhs.uk/

We hope we can all try and attend as many of these meetings as possible.

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