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Leadership for pharmacy professionals - Leading change

  • Released: 11/2016
  • Study time: 4h:0m
  • Standard price: £120.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

These events are only for pharmacy professionals registered on the 12-month leadership course.

The NHS Five year forward view (published in October 2014) sets out a vision for the future of the NHS. It describes various models of care that could be provided in the future and the actions required at local and national level to support delivery. All too often organisations and managers focus on the processes and tasks that need to be achieved when managing a change. However, to successfully lead change you need to focus on people to ensure change is thoroughly, smoothly and lastingly implemented.


Learning objectives

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:

  • identify emerging trends and potential developments that may impact on pharmacy practice in the future
  • list factors that make change successful and factors that make change unsuccessful
  • use Fisher's transition curve to identify emotional responses to change and identify how to support people to progress along the transition curve
  • discuss how Kotter’s eight-step change model can be used when planning a process of change
  • create a vision for change and identify how to communicate the vision to different stakeholders
  • describe push-and-pull influencing styles and identify when to use each style to influence for results.

How to use this programme

When you book onto this workshop you will be able to access the resources that you need to complete your learning. If there is a pre-workshop book associated with your workshop, then this will be sent to you in the post and you will also be able to download it in PDF form.

At the workshop your facilitator will provide any materials for you to refer to and complete during the event.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees