Whichever sector of practice we work in, the pharmacy team can play a key role in supporting people with acute conditions who need urgent care. We all have a role to play in explaining what the pharmacy team can offer and ensuring we have excellent diagnostic skills and that the pharmacy is recognised as a haven of care.
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There are five weekly challenges to get your teeth into. If you complete all five challenges you will receive the Urgent care learning campaign badge in your Badge collection in My CPPE.
Don't forget to sign up using the button below and encourage your colleagues and friends to take part too.
Look out for us at the Pharmacy Show 2016 where you can get hold of the real badge (while stocks last) to wear with pride!
Our e-challenge quiz on urgent care runs from 28 September to 12 October 2016. Take five minutes with your colleagues to complete this quiz. Find out how you can work with your team to improve your approach to managing urgent care.
By early October you should have received your distance learning programme, Urgent care: a focus for pharmacy. Familiarise yourself with its content and start to plan the changes you can make in your own practice. We are hosting a Twitter chat with @WePharmacists on Thursday 13 October at 8:00pm. Use the hashtag #WePh to join in the conversation.
Share your approach and find out how others are engaging actively in urgent care.
During week commencing Monday 17 October we are challenging you to raise the profile of pharmacy as a point of care for people needing urgent help.
Remember to share your actions on Facebook or Twitter using #urgentcare
During week commencing 24 October take some time to watch a series of short videos showing pharmacists who have changed their approach and skill set to manage urgent cases more effectively. Watch the video that links most closely to your sector of practice.
Why not watch the others as well and think about how to extend your skills? Refer to Section 4 of the distance learning programme and commit to improving your diagnostic skills.
During the final challenge of this learning campaign we are encouraging you to think about how your whole team can ensure that their practice focuses on care. Have a look at Section 3 of our learning programme and consider environment, welcome and follow up with your team.
People like learning in different ways, so we produce a wide range of programme formats that caters for different styles of learning.